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Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:38

Are your new specs faulty Dove?  

BL - what a shame. Heartbreaking. If I could have sent you our rainy weather for the last few weeks you wouldn't have had a problem. 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:00

No problem nut...

new pond

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:52

Watercress. Just chuck in a couple of handfuls from a  bag from the supermarket. It uses the nutrients and clears the water very quickly. You can pull it out later if it becomes a nuisance 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:35

You called nut?  

when to plant spring bulbs? good winter plants?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:24

I have a very narrow border along my back fence Sam - it contains a real mix of bulbs, native primulas, perennials and smaller evergreens like Heucheras, Pachysandra and Gaultherias. Always something to look at 


Fencing Height Restrictions?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:21

Yes - fence heights depend on where they're being put up - ie what's bordering them. You can also replace an existing rotten fence with the same height but 2metres  (6 feet 6 inches) is the usual maximum.  As Steephill says - contact local planning for the correct details.

Hedges are a different matter entirely.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:17

RB - that sounds quite...horrible 

Your campfire looks lovely Panda. Camping would be my idea of hell! 

Dove - I always look better in the mirror without glasses on - I can't see the wrinkles then 

What can/should i do with this?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:12

Looks like quite a lot of bits and pieces growing there Jason - some might have seeded there by birds etc. I'd lift everything- sort through it . Keep the plants you want and find appropriate places for them, and then plant something you really want in a properly constructed  border there. Grass should always be kept separate from planting as it looks messy and there's competition for nutrients and water.  

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:04

Do you have a brother then  Verd? You know - Ding dong merrily.....


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:51

Hello all - just a quick lookin while I have my lunch. Horrible cold day here - barely in double figures 

fidget - b****y ludicrous is what I'd call a loan like that. But if you were a hard working young couple trying to get a mortgage....

Hope you get a break DD - sounds like one of those days 

Congrats GWRS 

Hope your first day is good WW 

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