Latest posts by Fairygirl

Sedum/Autumn joy

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 15:50

I'm a good bit further north than you Audrey  (central Scotland) but we're always about three or four weeks later than the south anyway.

We've had fewer butterflies  this year - it's been an even poorer summer than normal, although there seems to have been plenty of bees. The red admirals are enjoying the Acteas flowers just now though  

Water logged lawn

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 18:02

Aerating regularly and adding coarse sand or grit to the holes. If your ground is heavy - clay for instance - there isn't much you can do without taking up the grass and addressing the issue with layers of grit, and/or  fine gravel, compost  etc, before re laying the lawn.

Other than that, staying off it! 

Sedum/Autumn joy

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 17:57

Can't say I've really noticed, but they've always been September into October up here, in any of my gardens  

My old garden - September 2002, just coming into flower

Early October 2005 - same garden

They're flowering just now in this garden, and have been for a couple of weeks or so, although I don't really have any individual photos. 

Dogs urinating on front garden

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 17:48

Would you like a loan of my walking poles philippa? 

Dog proofing a new beech hedge

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 17:38

Sorry - but I agree with Ppauper. You let them know about the hedge removal, and it's up to them to put something in place to keep their dogs in.  

rotavating grass areas

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 17:33

A turf stripper would remove the top layer if it's too big an area to do by hand as hogweed illustrates. 

Dogs urinating on front garden

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 17:31

I see people letting dogs pee up against hedges etc all the time. Why do they think that's ok? 

Perhaps we should all go and cock our legs against their fences, hedges and walls.....

What's this?

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 17:29
philippa smith2 says:

That was helpful wasn't it ?  

See original post


I think they'd need a good bit of heat and fairly dry conditions for a while to get anywhere. 

Unknown animal dropping (Curly) all over garden

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 17:27

They're worm casts by the look of them.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 12:47

Gorgeous photo Alan. They clearly like the Actea flowers   

Yes - the hoverfly had a companion too, Liri - but it was round the others side. I like the idea of them being photo bombed  

Lovely to see the daffs and spring flowers Pat, as Joyce says. Today is really autumnal here - one of those cool, clear starts, and a bit of welcome sun after the rain.  Lots of trees almost leafless, but still plenty of colour on others, and some still to come. 

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