Latest posts by Fairygirl

Blackbird nest not in a good place - what do I do?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 14:19

Oh Pete - I know what you mean. You feel that they're part of your family and you just want them to succeed. Nothing you can do. 

What a pity you can't do something about the neighbour though. If they genuinely care about feeding, perhaps you could mention that they're 'overdoing it a bit' in a nice way, and explain about the blackies, and the excess food. It might help ...a little bit...  

Certainly - the rats are an issue....

I'm currently making chicken stock from the chicken we had last night for dinner. We're such hypocrites!   

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 14:09
Hostafan1 says:

 I have to drop in " a sample"

See original post

 I'm about to have my lunch Hosta....  

Hope you get a resolution. 

T'bird- if you buy roofing battens, they'll make good obelisks. Not expensive. I've used them for making trellis, and my screen is ust a heavier version of them. 

Hope the thumb isn't too painful.

I think my bank balance might take a battering soon with clematis too. I just had an email from Taylor's about a clem I was interested in to say it's back in stock. I knew that was a mistake filling that in....

Nice pale daffs there Obelixx. Hope you can transplant those.

Glad you found your bit of glass Dove. I hate when that happens. You always seem to find it at the bottom of a bowl of washing up or something - and get caught out.

The sun disappeared a while ago and it's hazy, but the temps got into double figures recently. I won't get too excited just yet, and I'll leave the bikini in the cupboard for now. I'm sure you're all relieved...

I've forgotten everything else I meant to say now, so I'll have to read back...  

Which Clematis for which wall?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 08:12

I love it BL. I'd wanted it for years too, and didn't have the opportunity.

It's a beautiful colour with really velvety flowers - grows well here and complements other planting well. That's oneof my favourite pix from the garden -  the raindrops just 'sat' on the flowers  

Just need to vent...

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 08:08

Totally agree Dove. 24 hour 'news' is pointless, and just leads to endless time filling.

What I don't get is why they had to have the BBC team broadcasting the breakfast news from Westminster...

Why did they have to be there and not just in the studio as usual? What possible need is there for that is when there are reporters there to relay any developments. Ludicrous. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 07:56

Morning all/afties Pat - 6m would have been a slightly different scenario! Glad it's dampening everything down.

Like Hosta - I thought it was starting to dry up a little, so that the grass could get a light trim soon, but it's gone from wet to frozen so it'll have to wait a while. Lovely and white and sparkly out the front, and half of the back, but there's blue sky and sun. Temps are rising as the thermometer is in the sunny bit 

Hope all goes well at the doc Hosta.

Just as well you had a spare Dove - I'd be the same if there was no tea 

Sounds good chicky - hope you have a great time. I love James AS. Very witty.

Wonder if Joyce got a little nap squeezed in...

I'll have a quick look before I go to work. Friday - hurrah. Have a good day everyone   

Please help me identify this ground cover plant

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 19:14

That's very nice Berghill. Foliage looks much smaller than the usual ones - or am I mistaken? It  would suit some areas I have. Does it have pink flowers?

I love the whites but they can be a bit hit and miss.

Shrub identification

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 18:26


Yeh - but we're not coming round to tidy them for you Grays....

Great that you have lots of mature plants in the garden, even if one or two don't suit you. Enjoy getting to know them and learning about pruning and other care. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 18:21

Hope it's not too icy tomorrow then Hosta. I take it you haven't had any more pain?

Shrub identification

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 17:40

Ooh - good shout Dimwit. I thought it looked too 'twiggy' for that.

Nut will know anyway 

Shrub identification

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 17:38

That's a broom - Cytisus. 

Not to be confused with Cistytis, which is something entirely different.... 

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