Latest posts by Fairygirl

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:20

They're lovely Johnny. Could almost be one of the long tailed tits we have here. 

I have lots of coal tits visiting, and they feel secure enough to sit inside the cage and eat, instead of grabbing food and flitting off to a nearby  tree or shrub. The blue and great tits are in on a regular basis now that the weather's colder, and the robin and dunnocks are never far away. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:08

Evening all. Lovely pic obelixx. Nice when you get a little bonus  

Bit unpleasant here - hasn't got above  twelve/thirteen at any point. Cold wind. Rainy now. 

Joyce - if you do a search of 'mountains' or 'Scottish mountains' you'll find mine. Go into 'Explore' and click on 'popular tags'. If mountains isn't listed, type it in to the search box 

Nice to see Steve - thought he'd abandoned us... 

Has anyone heard from doc? He's been away a long time...


Posted: 14/10/2016 at 07:55

It's only a cutting. As Ladybird says, get it in a pot and overwinter somewhere sheltered. It'll need potting on a few times until it's big enough to withstand being put into a bed or border. It will also be susceptible to slug and snail damage for the next year while it gets big enough to defend itself.

Remember to plant deeply too to encourage more stems from below ground. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 07:49

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around  

Dark and damp here. Looking to be abit wild over the weekend. Oh well - such is the way of it. 

End of the month for the clocks Clari.

I see Hosta's continuing to lower the tone....tut tut...would never catch me doing that. Thought you only had big rocks?.....

Lantana - I thought the same about the gorilla  

Grass Seed Hasn't Germinated

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:09

Too cold I'd reckon.

Grass needs a min temp of around  10  to 12 degrees to germinate. At this time of year it will be slow, especially if you're in a colder area. It also needs to be in good conatct with the soil. If you're watering a lot, it may simply rot rather than germinate.

The ground doesn't look very hospitable for grass either. You need good light, and good friable, well drained soil for grass to do well. 

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  

Discussions started by Fairygirl

Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
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Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
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The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
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Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
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green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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