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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 09:59

Sadly not, but the Queen was at Aboyne Games, a surprise visit, apparently. It was the 150th. holding of the event.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 09:37

Hi all.

Back from bonny Scotland.

Few days in Ballater with rather frail MIL.

It was great to see that it is recovering from the devastating floods, it has opened 2 new restaurants in the last year.

For those that know the place, managed a lovely walk, around Loch Muick, up to the Dubh Loch, which is a pilgrimage for me, as Eagles rock is the place a friend of mine put up some first ascents in the 1960's. Sadly he is long since dead.

Then on to BIL's at St. Andrews, where much eating, drinking and laughing occurred.

Have not read back, so hope all are well.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:57

You learn something on here everyday.

I better tell the OH.

Plant that will grow up a stick...

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 18:01

That set up, looks far too flimsy to support your washing and that pole would not support a climber, sorry.

Orange / Bronze / Copper foliage plant

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 17:59

There are some nice small Berberis', which may fit your requirements.

Stipa arundicea, is a grass that would be good [ it is now called something else, but you could look it up under this name ]

Carex commans is another suitable grass.

dividing primula

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 11:35

That is P. vialli.

I would normally divide after flowering, but now should be fine.

Which is it?

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 15:47

You are right herbaceous, both belong to the Mallow family.

Spent Asiatic lilies

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 15:45

Very toxic spray, that will kill a lot of good bugs.

Lilly beetles are easy to manage by squashing them.

Which is it?

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 15:37


Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 12:22

Was it something I said?

No posts since 10.00am.

Have done some weeding and am trying to tempt OH into trying some lunch.

At least she cooked dinner last night, so i can't be blamed if it is food poisoning.

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