Latest posts by Fairygirl

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 16:49

josusa - even though he's not real, that owl looks seriously p*ssed off!  

Lyn's cake is making me smile too...and also do this......

Noise from traffic

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 16:46
philippa smith2 says:

That last paragraph was serious BTW - I'm sure Fairy will vouch for me

See original post

 Oh no - she's trouble, that Philippa bird......

Exoctic Palm (looking) Tree Problem

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 16:45

I  think you're right Torg - it does look like it wants to die....

Does that paving surround it's trunk by any chance?

Reporting hostas

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 16:41

Aw jeez - I go out for the day, and you lot are at it.....

I must confess - I wanted to say something cheeky when I read the thread title...it's why I clicked on it.....  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:30

Not really Dove. I'm being very indecisive...

Garden Fence Posts - concrete spurs

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:26

Don't see why not Terry, but wouldn't it be easier just to concrete the posts into the ground rather than bolting them onto spurs?

Perhaps I've misunderstood what you're trying to do though 

Noise from traffic

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:21

The 'first time posters' often have another 'agenda' S.Gardener  

Overwintering perennials

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:19

Most of those will withstand quite a bit of frost so I'd follow Obelixx's suggestion. Put the small pots together into a bigger pot or similar, and tuck them somewhere against a house wall. You can add a bit of fleece or polystyrene round them during prolonged periods of frost. The plastic greenhouses will protect against wet and wind, but don't offer much insulation. 

I leave small pots of perennials out all year, tucked against the house wall, or in among evergreen shrubs in the borders. They withstand pretty much everything my climate here chucks at them. We've already had several frosts in the last few weeks, and even the tiny ones I've grown from seed this year are fine that way. 

Overgrown shrubs/bushes/fence/dogs

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:12

Is it to keep rabbits out - the fencing that's there - rather than deer? The way you described it suggests that to me.

I'd agree with Obelixx that it's a  question of getting accesss to make a secure boundary. That would be the priority. If you have chicken wire (or similar) part buried, that will certainly help with any 'dog tunneling'. 

You'll have to wait till you actually get into the house -  if you buy it of course. Your dogs will need watched over in the garden until you can make everything secure anyway  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:07

Just me Pat 

Taken daughter to work and having a cuppa and looking at walk info to see where I might go.

Car needed scraping - nice patterns on the roof of it though! 

Discussions started by Fairygirl

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Our wildlife photos - from gardens and beyond 
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If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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for the lovely Forker family  
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