Latest posts by Fairygirl

Raw Manure

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 17:59

That'll be brilliant jo. It should be ready to use very quickly once you get it in with some dry stuff  


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 17:54

Lovely to hear you're ok B'man - we were all worried about you. Didn't realise you were Hawick 

Hope doc is on the mend Mrs doc. Kind of you to let us know, and sending love to you both. You've had a lot to deal with recently xxx

Oh Yvie - I really don't know what to say. That is utterly hellish. Thank goodness you're able to help them out. The vendor sounds a right dodgy b*****. Hope he doesn't mess you all around any further.

When we were selling the last house, the woman buying it was a real cow. A liar as well. She strung us along for months, (knowing that the house was tricky to sell because of type,size, location etc) maintaining it would all be completed by Christmas, blaming the buyers of her house blah, blah, blah. I had to buy another house and it had a knock on effect with that. It turned out that she hadn't owned her own house for six months, so couldn't legally sell it, hence the endless delay. If she'd been honest up front it wouldn't have been a problem. We have a different system up here, but it can still be awkward sometimes.

Like your new outfit Clari 

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 17:39

Hosta - mine too - except when I indulge in the panoramics 

David - thanks - yes I have that, so would really appreciate any hints and tips you can offer  

When I'm on the hills I need things to be simple - I don't like having to get my glasses on to footer about as the weather can change so rapidly that you can miss a shot very easily that could be a nice one.  I stick to a couple of basic settings at the moment. If I can familiarise myself with more of them, without putting my glasses on, that would be ideal  

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 12:50

Sorry flumpy - it looks like I ignored your comment, but it wasn't there when I posted 

Buchaille Etive Mor (it means The Big Herdsman) is a very famous walk - in that picture you can only see two of the summits involved - there's four in total along the ridge. Stob Dearg is the best known. Two are Munros, one at each end, and two are minor tops (over 3000 feet but not far enough apart to be Munros in their own right) You ascend where you see the bottom of the 'V' between those two summits. It's very steep and avalanches regularly in winter. It's a fabulous walk of about 8 hours.  I took that just before setting off - it was my 50th Munro so it's quite special for me 

I'm enjoying the camera now David, but need to spend a bit of time looking at the features on it to get more from it 


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 08:03

It would be a tough job Dove - but I'm sure he'd have the skills...as long as he has something to combat the wind....

and just to add to his problems, there's heavy snow up the Drumochter pass - and that's not a euphemism  

Anyone else still mowing??

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 07:59

I think since Hosta has a ride on mower, Mr Trumpet would be high on the list for mowing. 

I'd be quite happy to be banned form America  

What they really mean

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 07:55


Tootsietim wrote (see)

My favourite is when items are described as Quality.

With no qualification it is meaningless.

( I work on the assumption that the quality is probably buttock-clenchingly p#ss poor)


Yeah jo - 'I'll call you back' or anything similar.. always bollfracks isn't it? 

Last chance to buy  means - thank God  we've only three of these left to get rid of

How cold is too cold for a Cupressus Goldcrest?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 07:52

Hi Bella - as Dove says, they're perfectly fine outside, it's where they're meant to be. Snow is the biggest problem if it collects on the branches as it can break them, but it's usually only an issue for bigger specimens.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 07:49

Morning all /afties Pat  if you're about 

Slightly milder here - wouldn't be hard after yesterday. It did get up to minus two eventually  

That just reminded me Verd - I had two emails from 'Paypal'.  Supposedly strange activity on my account. I went through the correct channels onto my account 'cos it seemed odd. Reported them and they were fake right enough. Very realistic though, as you say.  

I didn't get a PM from Mr Gardens Dove. Very disappointed. Do you think Scotland's too far for him to travel? He'd need an awful lot of glass to keep us dry here  

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 21:09

My Olympus was slightly bulkier than those new ones which aren't much bigger than phones, but it was light, and I could stick it in my pocket if necessary. I'm not patient enough to take good wildlife pix - I'd be on hills even longer than usual! Nice when you get one accidentally though. I just missed a little family of great tits when I stopped for a little break yesterday. They were on a tree on the other side of the river and darted across to a little tree twenty feet from me. I got the camera out, but by the time I had got them in focus they'd gone - as quickly as they'd arrived. Beautiful though 

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