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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:10

Not a fan of roses but that deep pinky/crimson one is really beautiful Kathy. Some lovely planting  

Lovely pix LP - as always. Love that view through the gate 

Help with shrub ident

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:07

I'd second Iveyi. Mine didn't make it through the winter 

Nice shrub though 


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:04

Evening all. Had a nice little walk after work and had my dinner (leftovers )- young Fairy cooked some bolognese for her and her sister. She did well, and older Fairy brought some fancy cakes home   

What a glorious day it's been here too 

You've all been very chatty - ovens not ovening, hedgehogs going awol, new duvets and pillows...and Hosta slumming it with Merlot...

Do you really replace yours twice a year RB? 

Glad the flitting went well Dove. Do you use that expression?  I love painting too but it's a bit far for me to go with a roller.... I'm a bit pernickerty too...  

Moving of Plants/Trees

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 08:01

Preparing the new site well, and getting as much rootball and surrounding soil out when you move them, will make a big difference Ritchie. They won't have had time to get massive by then, so they should be fine 


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 07:56

Morning all - another misty start but not as pea soupy as yesterday and the sun is coming through  

I'm a champion chucker-outer. Oldest fairy will come home to an empty room if she doesn't tidy up soon... Not the first time I've done it...

Lesley - I hope you're not buying in to the 'mean Scot' stereotype with hubby re the 'replacement Valentine' tree 

Having a short walk after work with one of the girls coming with me next week. Think she's slightly worried about her fitness for the hills....

Off for a quick look round before I go as I wasn't on much last night. Watching Collision - anyone seen it? Excellent. See you all later - have a good day 



Posted: 30/09/2015 at 19:23

Boiling sets blood stains Hosta. Better to wash a couple of times after doing the soaking in salt.  I sometimes do that a couple of times too. With three women in a household - I'm used to that...

Thanks for PM - will reply to all later 

Glad you stayed calm doc - not easy though 

You must be relieved Yvie - awkward with the sleeping arrangement though 

Filling a Raised Bed

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:27

Posy - or they might say you're talking s*** ! 

Actually - you're not.

If you have well rotted manure, mix it with other compost and soil to make a good medium. It can then be used right away.  Fresh stuff can simply be laid on top of other soil if you don't intend using the beds till next year anyway - presumably that's the case as you've said you want to use it for bedding plants. The worms and weather will then mix it for you   

wedding music

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:21

#You're the one that I want...  

Reusing this year's soil

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:19

I often just add the contents to beds/borders, but I roughly chop up the roots first if there's a lot of them. Any really congested bits go in the compost bin or the garden waste bin for collection  


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:06

You sound very organised fidget 

Meant to say earlier LP - think that may be the last cut for the grass unless it turns very mild or we get some kind of Indian autumn never mind summer! Been lovely today, pity I had to work.

The early fog meant I was able to get these - on the front hedge

 and the back steps


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