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Latest posts by Fairygirl

quick growing shrubs

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 18:45

Escallonias usually need quite good drainage so just add plenty of grit if your soil's a bit heavy lunar. The dogwoods (Cornus) are good too for filling a space. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 18:33

Did you take the 2nd pic from an upstairs window MrsG or were you bungee jumping? I know what you're like when you've had a few 

PS Lovely pix!

I've got 2 bees - Mr Big Weary bee:

 and Mr Hungry bee:


Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 14:23

We can all watch these shows and say 'oh I'd like that or I don't like that' etc but they're for entertainment. If we pick up a few ideas to try or plants we'd like to buy then great - but we should enjoy creating our own plots, however big or small, and feel happy about the effort we put in to make them 'ours'. If we can come up with something interesting of our own it's even more satisfying.

I'd personally like to have a few of the fountains from the Villa d'Este but it ain't gonna happen in this tiny garden! 


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 14:11

Woody - I took pelargonium cuttings a couple of weeks back so take some off your new one now and then you'll have loads next year 

Yes - semi double really Stacey so I'll see what it's like when it flowers.

Dried up a bit here so some concreting beckons. A woman's work is never done...


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 08:10

Morning all. Not much done outside yesterday except bringing the toms inside or it'll be next year before they ripen!

Pix please MrsG and chick. I bought Anemone Whirlwind last week for the new beds but they won't get in till next year. Worth getting what I can now while there's a discount. Had to tie everything down the other day with the high winds. The tall plants were getting a rough time.

Hope it stays dry so that I get something done later. Have a good day all 

Talkback: Death-watch beetles

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:35

I blame that Doctor Who, Sue...

Talkback: Death-watch beetles

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:28


Am I living in some kind of parallel universe here? 

Neighbour's Garden is Damaging our Wall

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 18:16

Interesting thread. Gail - did you have all the correct certification for the extension when you bought the house?  I know English law is often different from up here but any extension requires signing off by Building Control and it's often the cause of delays in house sales here because that type of thing hasn't been done. Your solicitor should have requested and obtained all the necessary paperwork for you when you were buying. I think my first port of call would be the lawyer to get some clarification. Surveyors are also inclined to be very cautious so his report needs careful checking too as I find it odd if he was so ready to pass the building as sound. From your description of the neighbour's reaction - I wonder if he knows he shouldn't have put beds and borders against the wall and is worried about what may now happen. 

I'd agree with the others about the damp proofing - these companies are interested in selling you their product. Nothing else.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 15:51

Mine didn't know where the washing machine was kept....

Growing Jacaranda mimosifolia within the U.K

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 15:50

Sounds like advertising to me Welsh... 

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