Latest posts by Fairygirl

Cat or fox

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:47

Invicta - I'm totally demented with cats here. They s*** everywhere including the grass. I've tried everything but nothing stops them from getting in completely.  I've just invested in one of those water scarers now that I have an outside tap for a hose,  and I can't tell you how brilliant it is. Would thoroughly recommend it. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:42

I love Strelitzias GD. When I've retired I'd like to have a go at growing them. Would definitely need a conservatory  for them though!

Lovely pic of the Dahlia 

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:39

Gorgeous steephill 

The church looks beautiful too. Have you any close ups of it?

The verges along the road as you go out of Dumbarton onto the Loch Lomond road always have lupins in flower at this time of year. It's an attractive distraction for a rather ugly bit of road.

Reoccurring lawn damage

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:33

I'd try sticking a fork in and see how far it goes into the ground. If it's only a few inches, you could then dig down and see if there's anything there. The area looks quite uniform and rectangular in shape- could there have been a driveway, or a paved area for a car or something there?

Unfortunately, if there is concrete or tarmac or similar under there, you'd really have to remove it to make the ground suitable for good grass. 

Hopefully it isn't that though

Reoccurring lawn damage

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 19:37

Hi Ryan - there could be a few reasons.

1 - animal peeing on it - although it looks the least likely reason. 

2 - uneven surface so the mower blades are scalping areas which are higher

3 - problem below ground - ie an area of concrete or something similar preventing proper drainage

4 - weedkiller damage or excess of a weed and feed product - though again, I'd say that's unlikely if it's exactly the same area

Are any of those a possibility?

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 08:08

It's our resident garden pic thread Flowerlover, so hope to see some of your garden too in the future 

Lovely to see so much variety in everyone's differing plots. Keep 'em coming!


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 08:06

Morning all /afties Pat if you're there 

Scorchio here again but they're promising some heavy showers and thunder etc. so hopefully it will happen and save me some watering. Surely it has to go back to normal soon here  - too hot for me if it  even gets to 20 degrees.  I know Hosta....I know... 

Glad you got hubby home Linda. Always better 

As long as they paid DD...  

I fully intend to be 27 again this year chicky. 

Right - better go and organise myself. Catch you all later. Have a great day  

Why has my lupin changed colour?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 19:54

The colour changes and develops as the buds open Faywray. Perfectly normal - lots of plants are the same-creamy in bud before the true colour comes through  

Help needed with my tomato plants

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 18:42

I grow mine in pots - around ten to twelve inch ones. They're about right for what I grow, which is usually Gardener's Delight. I don't have a greenhouse, just one of the plastic things (about five feet high) and I let them get near enough the top of it and pinch the tops off then.  That gives me a good crop each year  

If you use growbags, give them a good shake to loosen them up and make sure the compost isn't solid inside. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 18:33

Gorgeous shots Liri. As already said - well worth the longer route! The new cameras are really good for pix though. Particularly like the monument. Nicely composed   

I've never visited the Fairy Pools B'man - I suppose I should since they're named after me....

I did sit Lesley - on the big shelf! There was plenty of choice for big rock slabs to sit on though - water levels are so low 

The view back up the hill from it wasn't bad either 

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