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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:25

He'll be going into hibernation now Marc. 


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:20

LP - you're really struggling   Is there any assurance it will get better? 


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:13

Oh doc. That's really not funny. Is that cutbacks? 

Non-Flowering Acidanthera

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:58

As obelixx says - it's the cold they can't cope with. They're not hardy up here so I would have to lift them - couldn't be bothered - or else treat them as annuals, which is what I did when I grew them. I kept them undercover in pots until it was warm enough to plant them out, and they flowered in late summer.  I was lucky with the summer weather in those years though - in normal years they'd probably have been later!  


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:34

Have a lovely day chicky. You both deserve it 

DD - I'm worn out just reading what you do, and what you plan to do 


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:17

How splendid fidget!  Will you have to wear a hat? 

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:16

Perfect solution! 

Raised bed / planters made of wood crates - what to line with

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:06

I'd go with weed suppressant too. If the crates are a lightweight timber, they won't last long. You could double up the fabric which will make it more resilient. If the gaps are more than about an inch, I'd rethink it though.  

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:04

With you on the pink Ribes Jo  

The blackies have been stripping the cotoneasters here Lucid.  Chaffinches are seed eaters - blackbirds (and thrushes)  are the usual suspects.  

Unfortunately, the best one is on the outside of my boundary so I don't see them chomping.  I can see how much they've eaten when I go out to the car though!  

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:57

The problem with a big, central, specimen shrub which (will also have width) is that it works both ways. They might not be able to see into the house, but you won't be able to see your boundary. It's also quite a small space for a big central shrub - the grass will be a big ring, and will become redundant.

I'd go for a hedge, if it was me. 

Discussions started by Fairygirl

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Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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