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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 09:39

Just went out to take some pix. I like this one best   

I can see a corner of the wind farm over in Eaglesham from the kitchen, and the snow's still lying there. We get a good view of it from upstairs when it's a clear day. I rather like them 

Thanks LP and r'girl.  I've put washing on too - think my bedclothes might be freeze dried as well. The grass is very crunchy - not that I stepped on it or anything....

At least the squirrels won't be digging in my pots for bulbs. Every cloud and all that. 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 08:50

J. Correvon is a very popular clematis - and rightly so. It's a great colour.

If you have room, a montana would compliment it, as long as you can train it into a support properly and give it the room required. It would be  a shame if it overshadowed J.C. 

Hedgehog or Rat Hole??

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 08:29

It's a vile disease ( I avoided the obvious pun there....) and shouldn't be dismissed as anything else.

In a 'smaller' comparison - I have mice in the garden who cause no problems and I love seeing them, but as soon as they start heading into the house - they'll be toast. Rats should never be ignored if they start getting too comfy, especially in a residential area. 

Hayloft - Glorious Grasses Collection :(

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 08:23

The problem with garden centres is that they only stock certain plants Mike - that's certainly the case here. Waste of time going to them unless you only want to choose from a very small selection of 'common' plants, which is why everyone's garden looks like their neighbour's garden in the end! 

I'm fortunate that I can go to a large nursery about three quarters of an hour drive away, but for many people, online buying is the best option. I only buy from specialist growers though, and I buy individual plants that I want. I've only ever had a problem once, when I got the wrong plants, but they would have chanegd them. I gave some to my sister instead  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 08:14

Morning Dove /afties Pat - sorry if I worried you 

Might be a bit slippy on the hills today though   - fair old dump of snow on them all now. 

I have some coffee on the go if you want a cup Dove. Unusual for me, but I've put the heating back on and thought I'd make a pot.

The birds may want to come in for a warm up too - slight differenece in your temps and mine Pat - it's still below zero here. Been out to break the ice on the pond again  

Wonder what chicky is up to today?

Last edited: 25 November 2017 08:15:37

Hayloft - Glorious Grasses Collection :(

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 20:57

I've never used Hayloft ,Tim (although many people on the forum have) but they seem to have a good reputation. I think it's always going to be difficult  to supply collections of any type exactly to the letter, and if they stipulate that a substitute might be provided, then you have to accept that.

If they don't mention substitutes though - that's a different matter and you are entitled to question it , and probably reject the plants and request a refund. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 20:51
Hostafan1 says:

A guy has just checked in at reception. Thomas Cook have just landed from Manchester missing a lot of luggage and they can't get it here for 3 days. oops.

See original post

 He'll only need a  mankini and flip flops, Hosta  

Cheers folks - just one of those things. Getting old  

I know people moan a bit about the photo thing on here, but it's a breeze compared to that walking site. It's a real faff doing pix, but I feel guilty that I use other people's reports so much, and don't contribute any very often. 

We could have piped over plenty of rain to you Obelixx. I'm sure that shirty robin I have was building an ark on Tuesday....

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:40

Snowed all morning here today scroggin, but after all the rain from Monday to Thursday it was too wet for it to lie. Ground's just freezing now instead. 

Hills are all well covered though. Hoping to get out on Sunday, but probably further north and east as it's to keep snowing down the west side, so it would be pretty miserable.

Saving my hydrangea

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:37

Think you'll struggle to fit a hydrangea in there unless you remove something else Tinpot.

If you get it into a really big container, it'll be fine. Keeping the conditions right for it is the most important thing. Soil based compost for it, and make sure it doesn't dry out, but keep the container off the ground to allow excess water to drain away. Pot feet - or even a few blocks of wood - will be perfect  

Although I have ideal conditions for hydrangeas, I grow one of mine ( an oak leaf hydrangea) in a raised bed with some bulbs and a geranium. It's perfectly happy 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:25

Gorgeous scroggin. I love that sort of atmospheric pic 

Not sure Joyce's sunset brought us a good day today GD, (it was a bit chilly and snowy here!  )but it's a lovely pic  

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