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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 06:38

Smashing chciky - there'll be no stopping you now 

I haven't taken many garden pix lately, but thoroughly enjoying all the terrific photos of everyone else's. Really stunning. 

Pat - I've had a little Anemone popped up here recently. I had bought some a few years ago and forgotten about them.  It's quite unusual as it's white with dark purple anthers. It had got in amongst another plant which I put in the newest border. It clearly liked the spot  


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 06:31

There's an alpine nursery called Potterton's that I've been looking at Joyce - mainly for some more Dianthus. They seem to have a huge collection, so might be worth a look. I know there's one soemwhere near Lily PIlly, but they don't do mail order if I remember correctly. 

I've been  admiring the alpine alchemilla on the hills recently, and some of the little saxifrages. They're the most incredible little plants when you think of the environment they live in 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 06:26

They're lovely when they're sleeping - eh Dacha? 

Morning Joyce/afties Pat. You could do witht that log burner of Dacha's for backup I expect!

Another oppressive, leaden skied day here. Think I was lucky weather wise  yesterday, all things considered. 

She should do Obelixx -  one of those situations where the manager takes unexpected holiday, and there aren't enough workers  

I've gathered that Hosta's had some issues with his pond. I expect the excessive rain hasn't helped. 

NBeach - I'd agree with Joyce - no final payment until everything is to your satisfaction. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 22:09

Sleep tight Dove - oh, you're probably snoozing by now....

Think I'd better go to my pit too. Daighter didn't finish till 9.45 and she has to be back there for 7am. They're seriously taking the p*ss now  

You'll find a space somewhere Yvie 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 20:35

Evening all. Been away all day and now showered and had summat to eat, and best of all - a cuppa 

Turned out to be a very dreich day here, and it was a bit iffy on the hill, but the wind wasn't as bad as predicted fortunately. 

I'll have a quick look at what you've all been doing before I go and collect daughter from work  

Missing video

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 20:32

Best to wait till Monday when the tech team are in jandhide. If you contact Nora by PM, she might be able to help  

Think it's NoraGW for the name in the PM  

Ground cover

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 20:06

I've just planted some Cerastium along my fence. Grey/silver foliage with small white flowers, hence the nickname - snow in summer. 

I made what is basically a long window box on the fence, and have been playing around with various bits and pieces which will thrive in it. White/cream/yellow flowered is the main theme. I also have a prostrate Phlox, whose name escapes me, but is also white flowered in spring, and an Arabis, also white flowered. These all cope with neglect and take dry conditions. We get a lot of rain but they have excellent drainage which is what they all prefer. The fence is north west facing, but the box gets a fair bit of sun because of it's location. 

Dianthus would probably suit you well too - there are plenty of pale and white flowering varieties. 

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Weed matting - a bed for weeds...

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 19:57

No offence taken by me josusa 

I know exactly the type of garden you mean though, but in those people's defence, not everyone is particularly interested in gardening, or has the time. Maintaining a 'space' is often all they can manage. Young couples like my nephew and his wife, have a young family, and like to have friends round etc, so making time for gardening is tricky for them.

Having said that, as a lecturer, he's been able to spend quite a bit of time planting a few bits and pieces during the last couple of summers! 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 18:09

That second pic would be a nice one for the family album, scroggin 

Sgor Gaoith would be ideal for the dog if you ever fancied the north east/Cairngorms instead of Glencoe/ the west . Both of those hills are very straightforward and plenty of grass for Floss, so the paws would be fine. 

My colleague is on holiday next week - they're staying in a friend's cottage in Kingussie, which they often do, and they're hoping to give Gaoith a go with the children. I've given her all the info, so I hope she manages it.  


Posted: 21/07/2017 at 17:35

'airy, fairy'; you say....my kind of plant....

Appearances can be deceptive, can't they? I have a dwarf one which I've collected some seed from. It's really pretty.

I might try a few in root trainers I've got somewhere, and some direct sown, after reading Bobs post! 

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