Latest posts by Fairygirl

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:04

I was only kidding about 'knowing people' Lantana...I know nuffink.... 

You only have to read the lyrics of Blowin' in the Wind to see how relevant it still is....

...and perhaps how little we've learned in the last 50 years, unfortunately  

Cutting Back Strawbs - Monty

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:59

I never lose them Newboy....err, well, maybe..... 

Your current project(s)

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:57

I've done nothing but projects since I moved here three years ago. The 'garden' was ugly slabs, ugly gravel and some fence enclosing a little bit at the back. I've put in around 25 /30 metres of new fence, all painted, plus a line of raised beds of different heights and sizes along the angled fence from the back door to the back fence and along the rear fence, moved the gate, moved the shed, made new gates for the front and side, made new borders along the boundary, planted a hedge round the front garden, made a privacy screen with two raised 'boxes' at the ends, laid a new lawn, made a pond and finally made a new border (work in progress)  along the back of the side extension built this year...

I got builders in to do that last bit.....

I now need a rest  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:48

Did a big boy do it and run away Hosta? 

Have you seen Angelby, Yvie? Quite creepy...

Fish suppers for us tonight because I can't be a***d  

Been taking some moon pix over the last few nights. It made a brief appearance ten minutes ago before the cloud came back in 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:07

I'm a bit south and west of Glasgow Angi, but I've been known to 'travel' a bit...

Hope the weather doesn't spoil your weekend of digging and planning though  

fox gloves/salvias

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:40

Even up here they stay green virtually all year, except if they're a bit more exposed.

I'd opt for bigger bulbs to go with your foxgloves as nut suggests. Most daffs and narcissus will be perfectly happy alongside them, especially if  it's a shadier spot, as they don't mind shade. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:34

Finally caught up a bit, but you've all been chatting so much I'll probably forget most of it...

Trust Hosta to lower the tone....

Sorry to hear about your cat obelixx. Hope things improve now for you in your new home. All very stressful. My friend at work lost her little dog the other day. She was a sweet little thing and we all loved her. Hard for her kids as they're quite young.

So pleased for you DD. Where do the owners live in Scotland? I could round up a posse and we could 'persuade' them to let you have it cheap.....

Nice to 'see' you Catnap. Hope you enjoy the forum and the weird but wonderful people who inhabit it. Not me - I'm not weird at all, I'm Captain Sensible  

Not you as well Lesley...it's very addictive isn't it! 

Kinda chilly here. Back down almost to single figures now, not that it's been much higher through the day. Some big black thundery clouds coming in and out too. Just in time for the weekend....curses...

Finally - how about old Bob eh? Brilliant. About time they gave it to some of our wonderful lyricists. Tangled up in Blue was played earlier on the radio too. Smashing 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:19

Ah - I see you live here in the bonniest place on earth Angi  

Keeping things dry will be more of an issue than anything else!  Rubbish weather coming in from the east ( for a change ) for the weekend so get your flippers and a wetsuit at the ready   

Partners Desk For S'a'l'e

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 12:37

Perhaps they should keep it and get some grammar and punctuation lessons, Dove....

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:07

Hogweed's diagram is a classic way of designing a wildlife pond. It's how I always do mine, whatever the size. 

Lovely to see a pic of your pond in 'reality' hogweed  

Any uneven areas can be disguised with rocks, pebbles, gravel or overhanging plants Angi, so don't worry too much. You're doing fine   

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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