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Hellebore niger

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 10:41

I bought a couple of Hellebore niger last week and they're currently getting some shelter in the little plastic growhouse till they get hardened off a bit. Hopefully they'll do well enough here. I have a couple of small gaps where I think they'll be nice 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 10:33

Ben Ledi is just the other side of Callander which is about an hour and a bit depending on time of day. 

Sometimes the drive is less inspiring - going to Callander is quickest by the motorway (via Stirling)  but I often come back the more scenic, longer route! 

This was the view from part way up that hill the day I walked it - a couple of weeks before that other pic  was taken. The marshmallow mist all cleared a bit later and it was a glorious day. 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/5b010e55-9883-4da1-9cfa-e4109d7bd899_zps9q1duyit.jpg

You can see the Wallace monument from the hill when it's a good day. 

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 10:19

Like this chicky? 

 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/fairy%203_zpsfbqc7ryb.jpg

 

Think sandy definitely needs a few of these too 

  

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/fairy%208_zpsfqk5bz6d.jpg

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/fairy%2012_zpsn5qbraww.jpg

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 10:11

Peacock

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8180011_zpsf1e65919.jpg

 Red Admiral in this garden two years ago 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/4d524df8-d1da-4ac4-8b1a-7e57f2991bf2_zpsxmuyet1u.jpg

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 10:06

Ben Ledi is a lovely hill, in a lovely part of the country. 

You'll both  just have to come up here - walk it and take your own pix .... 

Would it work if I email it to you or is there any other way? 

I love zooming in on some of the pix I take, so I know what you mean. Sometimes it's the easiest way to ID hills.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:47

Morning all - won't say 'good' as it currently looks like Mordor out there  

Snow, sleet and hail - all horizontal. Glad I did my Bird Watch earlier when the birds were queuing up for breakfast on the snow. All the usual suspects - but when I went out,  Mr Blackie at the apples, and three more males huddling in the shrubbery! 

And at the last moment - the goldcrest appeared briefly   and double 

Clari - fidget's right. B****y nonsense. You're being treated like s***.  

Plus - cheques are ludicrous now - any business  has to pay more to have them processed so it makes no sense at all to use them.

Glad you're on the mend DD - but take a break now and again! 

Panda 

I should get some breakfast - being drinking tea since I got up and did the birds.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:39

How kind David  

They are very admirable Dove - beautiful.

We get those, Torties and Peacocks predominantly. Hoping I can get a few Painted Ladies at some stage,  while I have this garden.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:37

Definitely a Painted Lady David - gorgeous, and in decline  

 

Tortie 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8010007_zpsxlaabd9g.jpg

Red Admiral

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/garden%20and%20kids%20005_zpsxwhn5pq3.jpg

That was in my garden round the corner - we got lots of Painted Ladies there 

 

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:31

It's only a problem when they answer you....

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:45

The sap doesn't affect me at all but it can irritate some people, so better safe than sorry 

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