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Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:38

Are your new specs faulty Dove?  

BL - what a shame. Heartbreaking. If I could have sent you our rainy weather for the last few weeks you wouldn't have had a problem. 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:00

No problem nut...

new pond

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:52

Watercress. Just chuck in a couple of handfuls from a  bag from the supermarket. It uses the nutrients and clears the water very quickly. You can pull it out later if it becomes a nuisance 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:35

You called nut?  

when to plant spring bulbs? good winter plants?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:24

I have a very narrow border along my back fence Sam - it contains a real mix of bulbs, native primulas, perennials and smaller evergreens like Heucheras, Pachysandra and Gaultherias. Always something to look at 


Fencing Height Restrictions?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:21

Yes - fence heights depend on where they're being put up - ie what's bordering them. You can also replace an existing rotten fence with the same height but 2metres  (6 feet 6 inches) is the usual maximum.  As Steephill says - contact local planning for the correct details.

Hedges are a different matter entirely.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:17

RB - that sounds quite...horrible 

Your campfire looks lovely Panda. Camping would be my idea of hell! 

Dove - I always look better in the mirror without glasses on - I can't see the wrinkles then 

What can/should i do with this?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:12

Looks like quite a lot of bits and pieces growing there Jason - some might have seeded there by birds etc. I'd lift everything- sort through it . Keep the plants you want and find appropriate places for them, and then plant something you really want in a properly constructed  border there. Grass should always be kept separate from planting as it looks messy and there's competition for nutrients and water.  

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:04

Do you have a brother then  Verd? You know - Ding dong merrily.....


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:51

Hello all - just a quick lookin while I have my lunch. Horrible cold day here - barely in double figures 

fidget - b****y ludicrous is what I'd call a loan like that. But if you were a hard working young couple trying to get a mortgage....

Hope you get a break DD - sounds like one of those days 

Congrats GWRS 

Hope your first day is good WW 

Discussions started by Fairygirl

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
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The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
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Children in Need Sponsored Walk

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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forum gremlins

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Bee programme tonight

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spam reported

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our building projects

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cufcskim's reply!

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kitchen spam-don't answer it!

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