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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:48

It's Mr Postgate's voice that does it for me Dove. Fitted the whole piece perfectly. Along with the clarinet of course. 

Or are we weird do you think? 

mystery red bugs

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:45

Be careful when you try to grab them too - they have a habit of dropping onto the underlying soil on their backs. It makes them harder to spot as their tummies are black. Sneaky little blighters  

small trees to form an arch

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:38

Hi Rob - when you say '3 concrete slabs long' what exactly does that mean in feet and inches? It sounds like the arch would be very near the house in which case trees of any kind are really out of the question as they'd ultimately be growing right up to the door. You'd need a good thirty feet or so at least to make something like that work and look effective I'm afraid. 


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:30

lily - hope you haven't got what I had - if you have - you'll be anything but lazy. I can guarantee it.... 

Have a lovely trip chicky  

Washing on- good day for it, windy sunny and warm. I may get more done outdoors if it's stays fine. So much to do - so little time 

Rock garden

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:03

The rock should all slope back and downwards into the slope too, so that water runs back into the slope, and definitely as Hostafan says - don't just stick rocks randomly into a pile of soil otherwise that's exactly what it'll look like 


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 09:35

Morning all.Sunny and warm here but it's been wet overnight. Strange weather 

Dove - I can't wear tights - every time I try to put them on I stick my fingers through them.  Just as well they make these 5000 denier ones now - they're like trousers!

 Can't help with roses either I'm afraid.

Off to see what's what on 'ere 

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 20:31

Sedum or Iceplant  Fishy. 

Garden Fencing

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:38

Might have known you'd know the reason Bob!  

Any suggestions

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:36


Clematis would be lovely. Roses too - not my thing - but they'd be a perfect combination for the aspect. LilyP - I'm about the same height above sea level,  and this garden's more exposed than the one I had nearby but I can vouch for Clematis Etoile Violette anyway - it's been superb here. I planted a Virginia Creeper three years ago on a south west facing wall at my last house (sandstone Victorian building ) I passed it recently and it looked stunning. The white Clematis montana  'grandiflora'   were happy in that aspect  too.  

Garden Fencing

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:25

You could draw a little face round them - maybe Groucho Marx  

or have I taken that too far? 

I think they call that triangular batten an arris rail. Not sure why it's used to be honest!

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