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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Lawn weed

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 07:55

Tootles - creeping buttercups are like dandelions - if you don't get the roots out they'll come back. They're perennial - more perennial than some perennials!  

My front grass here was mainly buttercups, daisies and dandies with moss thrown in for good measure. A year or so on, and it's had a couple of applications of weed and feed, with an extra feed or two thrown in, it's now mostly grass and looking pretty good. You just have to keep on top of it if you want a reasonable looking lawn. Easy enough if it's a small area. Not so easy if it's large though, or next to fields, where you get the 'field' creeping back in .  

Apple Trees and Grass Clippings

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 07:48

Hi Paul - best to start a new thread with the title 'pruning apple trees' or something similar so that those in the know will see it more easily 

However, I think I'm right in saying that late winter is the time for pruning to get your new growth for next year, but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will respond.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 07:45

You must have got the same liner I had when I made my first pond Lyn, but I never thought of having it that way round - I suppose because it's always described as black pond liner! I'd agree though, it'll blend in more readily with the surroundings and on the slopes and sides of the pond. It'll look terrific this time next year - as though it's been there forever. 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:21

Mr T...

I must say - you've done that remarkably quickly...can you come and give me a hand with mine now? 

Hopefully your grass will show soon. Normally the best time for new grass here is July - by then it's usually a reasonable temperature and very wet!


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:09

Back from work - flipping freezing wind out there so think I will catch up on here instead with a cuppa  I could always do the rest of the ironing of course...

OL - seriously - do watch your ankle. I ripped tendons in mine a couple of years ago and it took ages to be right again. I had to be careful when I started walking again too. 90 plus Munros without any serious injuries and I did it falling off a little footpath near the shops. 

Verd- I can't add anything to what's already been said. I hope you can find a way to deal with it and we're all here for anyway -as you know.

The doctor's surgery is now closed... the proper doc will take over later I'm sure 

Wonder if he's been listening to the Top 100 guitar riff thingy on the radio... 


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:20


Off to work now. See you all later.Have a good day 


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:14

Not raining here bekkie - glorious blue skies that's the problem- so much to do , so little time...

Don't think the pix would be very exciting BM- mainly fence and also a privacy screen for the back garden so just lots of painted timber really! The screen  will be finished soon I hope. It backs the little pond I'm doing so once it's all done I'll do pix.

Have you not been in your house long bekkie? I'm intrigued as to how a hedge is that high if it's cut every year. I used to do Dad's beech which only got done once a year like my old hornbeam one. Privet at last house needed done every couple of months through the summer to keep it  smart - it was a long one bordering a field. The sheep enjoyed me coming in with the ladders and hedgetrimmers though!  I tidied mine yesterday too, but it only went in as a bare root last November, so only secateurs needed for now really. What kind of hedge is it? 

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:51

Flippin' 'eck James - warm till October...I should be so lucky! 

Trees have been turning here for a couple of weeks but that's not unusual. Rowans are looking stunning with their red berries all bright and cheery. My oak leaf hydrangeas are looking a russety reddish brown - very attractive. I love autumn - as long as we get the kind of weather we're having just now- cold nights and sunny days. It's the days of wild, windy lashing horizontal rain that aren't so good! 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:46

Lovely pix again everyone. Thanks for sharing them. 

Harebells fidget...they're so beautiful as well...  


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:42

Morning all.Lovely day here but very chilly - 5 degrees when I went to put some washing out there. Pity I have to work though 

Not caught up with anything on here, so not much idea what anyone's been doing. Too weary last night after all my exertions and had other things to do as well. Grass all cut, edges, done and ground under hedge tidy, as well as getting the rest of the front fence more or less completed. Just the posts to cut to the right height and the gate to make and put in. All painted too. Some other stuff in back garden done as well. Had a piece of little fairy's cake as a reward  

Off for a look round to see if I can catch up 

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