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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Pigeon proof bird table........

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:42

I've done something similar Jo - I have a hanging table which has all the sides blocked by mesh and an opening on the side nearest the fence. The little birds all worked out how to get in and it foxed the starlings about 90% of the time 


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:33

The hills have a lot of hydro stations too Steve, and they're not the most attractive things either, but I believe we have to look at other sources of energy. The people who live and work in the more remote areas of hills and glens don't have the benefit of mains gas and electric either! We're an island surrounded by wind and water - as well the endless additional  stuff that falls out the sky  

Garden is a restaurant for slugs.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:30

Think so Christine - I'm sure that's what others do if they have them  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:23

KEF - 15 feels tropical when we get it just now! 

The green stuff is now shorter  

It's been p*****g down but I've been out under the conifer erecting netting. Had enough of these *%*£$ing cats. Of course, that was after I had to scrub my gardening boots and clean  and disinfect the whole kitchen floor....I'm sure you can guess why  Give me sheep and rabbits any time. 

Susan I have no problem with wind turbines. I can see the Whitelee wind farm from an upstairs window and it's rather soothing at times as they gently turn.  I know I'm in a minority there, but we seem to happily accept the hideous leccy pylons that blot the entire landscape, presumably because we're used to them. So many pix I could have taken but they would be ruined by the pylons running along the tops of the lower hills.  Just my personal thought. 

Still Game - aah... the Glesgae banter....

Hope doc has some good tales to tell 

I should really have some lunch.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:29

We've had so much rain Verd - and it was warm enough to get it germinated. I intended doing it in spring but it was so cold here it would simply have sulked and then rotted. It was all in the timing 

I'm hanging off cutting it for as long as possible before the rain comes in today to let it dry. Ideally I should have cut it last week but the weather isn't always the way we'd like it!


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:05

It was only sown about 4 or 5 weeks ago - lots of  rain though  

To be honest - the window was a faff, but I can see little glimpses of the white border behind it from my kitchen window 

Lesley - I think Jim might have been on the Red Bull after watching B'grove - he kept talking about stuff growing like the clappers and giggling to himself.... It reminded me of Jack and Victor in Still Game when they took the pills and went mental  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:39

Hi paddy - if you moved it as a mature plant it will have struggled a bit. It would have been a good idea to prune it before moving it. The buds need loads of moisture in late summer as that's when they form. As it's still showing some life, I'd prune it back and just make sure it gets plenty of water in the coming weeks so  that it's in good health for next spring. A liquid foliar feed will give it a boost and mulch well after watering to keep that moisture in  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:35

It was a cheapy B&Q one Panda - Bonsai I think (?)  -  but it's not worn well on the bench - too much rain scouring it off. The screen is new wood though so that might be why it's not too bad.  I bought some Ronseal  recently in Willow but not had time to do it. It's a little darker. I'll check the colour when I go in the shed   

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:32

And now it has a lawn in front of it artjak . I'm like a proud mother

 It's a lovely clematis. I've always wanted it and never had it in any of my previous gardens. It's flowered it's head off. 

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:30

Hi artjak - hope you're well. We've missed 'seeing' you  

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