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Latest posts by Fairygirl

winter pansies and violas

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:20

I'd agree with Dorset and arneil about violas being sturdier than pansies. I only ever buy violas for a display - the wind and rain just ruins pansies unless they're in a very sheltered spot. Slugs  still like them though 

I wouldn't feed either but as BL says - in containers a slow release food when planted is the best option. 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:14

Maybe we're twins Panda!  

Re the calories on Christmas Day - what about all the other days though?...


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:09

Someone has to keep them in check Dove - it's a very busy time of year for me as you know....

I must be out of practice - that previous post should have read 'not been above 2 degrees'. At least we haven't been without a boiler like chicky - that happened a bit earlier in the year for me. Disgraceful attitude from them though - I'd have told them to stuff their guarantee if they couldn't get an engineer out same day, or told them I was getting a plumber and they would get the bill...and a Merry Christmas to them as well....

I see some forum members are having troubles so I'm sending a huge hug to all. Fidget - my deepest sympathies. We always think our parents will go on forever. Worse at this time of year when everyone else always seems full of cheer. It's a time for reflection as well as celebration and for counting our blessings if we are in a good position in our lives.


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:19


Freezy here too - only just about zero outside b n above 2 degrees all week but at least the thunder and lightning and hailstorms have gone. It is the middle of December though and we've had hardly any wild winds at all yet so can't really complain  

Been a bit AWOL this week so I'll go and see what you've all been up to - though I'm not sure I'll be able to catch up. 

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 18:43

25 - there's 'no el' ...

west facing wall

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 18:42

Lots of Clematis will be happy enough there but you might want to add some nutrition to the soil as they're hungry plants. BLizzie's suggestion of the montana will give you spring colour and you could add one of the summer flowering varieties to give a continuity of flowering. Take a look on one of the specialist sites like Taylor's Clematis and you will see the huge choice available. The Hydrangea is a lovely plant - a good contrast and foil for other colours. 

Movie quotes

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 18:30

It's on right now :   'Houston - we have a problem.....'   


is that 'Psycho' Yvie?

Cutting a conifer in winter

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:22

I'd agree with that Lyn but it's not too bonny at the moment with all that plywood anyway! Perhaps John adn his wife could plant some shrubs in front of the fence in the meantime and then gradually 'persuade' the neighbour that it would be better taken out. 

Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:15

It's certainly made me think of doing something similar on my shed roof. Thanks for all those links Gemma 

I'll have a look at those tiles too LLass 


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:13

Hope the rat doesn't return Yvie - it would be a shame if you struggled to feed the birds because of it.

KEF - re plump birds - if I keep on going out for tea and cake I'll be covering myself in bacon and jumping in the roasting tin on the 25th 

Lots of black clouds full of snow and suchlike here. It was only 2 degrees when I came in at half four, so I dare say we may get some snow overnight. Hope it's only showers. Never mind socks - thermal pants  I think... 

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