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Imagination required!

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:28

Looks terrific Laura and I love your walls  

The fun starts now!

That horse is going to have a helluva headache in the morning though...  

Heuchera obsidian

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:23

Hi Steve, I haven't grown Obsidian, but all the dark ones are happy in some shade.

Only drawback is that you need something bright behind to set them off or they tend to disappear into the background...

Gold/yellow foliaged plants are a good foil for them 


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:13

Tripe GWRS....  

Joyce...ridiculous am I not?  

DD - so good to hear you feeling positive about your new life. Much love to you xxx   

Yvie - I've never heard that one. 

Watching Man Down and then off to my 'scratcher'. Anyone heard of that one? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:40

I did GD. I've got about a dozen pots of them - several seedlings in each pot. Didn't get round to splitting them so they'll just go out as they are  

I always love seeing them when I'm walking so thought it would be nice to grow some. They were very straightforward.


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:22

Hope that eases Yvie 

What's a bobhowler? 

I'm hoping mine come out white or as near as possible Lesley. There aren't many common foxgloves close by, and I don't think anyone round about me has foxgloves. Not that I've seen anyway.  

I'm very excited as one of my Harebells has opened 

I'm quite ridiculously  giddy  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:15

I'm beyond excited. I have my first Harebell  

Is it as good as the 'proper' ones in the wild though...

I'm happy enough 

I really need to get out more....

Camera Talk

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:06

Sheps - you really should. I'd buy it! Make sure there's a good little box for writing stuff in though...

Ppauper...you're a cheeky b***er ....but yes - hurrah!  

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 19:43

No - definitely clumps of spawn philippa. Last year's came from a burn at the side of a hill in the Campsies. 

This year's were rescued from the top of a boulder on a hill in Glen Douglas, at least fifty feet from the nearest pool.  Not seen much of them ...not surprising really when you consider their original location. They didn't come from very smart parental stock....

Could give you the dates if I look up the pix from the walks!

We had frogs and toads at the last house though -  strings and clumps  of spawn. 

Sweet pea advice please

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 19:25

It has been consistently cold here after the cold spring and then unusual warmth in late May/early June. It's struggled to stay in low teens here for the last two weeks apart from a few hours now and then. Some days it's only just made double figures. Mine are out of the worst of the wind, so they've made some reasonable progress but I expect it's been a bit hit and miss for lots of plants   

ID this wasp thing ?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 19:15

 I see from pansyface's link that they're not very common up here. Never seen one. Gorgeous.  

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A Little ditty

If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
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Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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for the lovely Forker family  
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