Latest posts by Fairygirl

My new favourite Clematis is 'Belle of Woking'. What Clematis makes you happy?

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 09:09

As always, Etoile Violette, but Niobe has always been a favourite of mine and the one I  planted here two years ago has been making me happy for quite a while  

A favourite pic from last year


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 09:05

Morning all/afties Pat. As Marygold says, hope your election causes less stress than the one we had. Wouldn't be hard!  

Don't have any interest in footie either obelixx but how refreshing to see a UK team showing how to succeed and their fans showing how to behave. Dragons in their hearts indeed!  

I'm quite glad the weather's a bit rubbishy here - no guilt in watching the tennis later... 

Is it wrong that I'm hoping the American lad carries on the way he started?....

Did anyone else see the tribute to the men at the Somme with the 20,000 volunteers dressed as soldiers in several UK cities? How incredibly moving. Brings home the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. Hope the politicians are ashamed of the way they've been behaving 100 years on....

What are these balls called?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 21:56

They're absolutely fine Tingly. Some Hebes can get quite big - 4 or 5 feet depending on the variety - but the roots aren't invasive 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 21:31

Do you think Becker will give him a good seeing to tonight? 

Know what you mean about the dynamic changing - if it hadn't rained, there could have been the biggest upset on the cards in years   Can't say I'd be disappointed...oops naughty fairy.... 

You'll be fine RB. Getting back on the horse and all that...    I've done virtually nothing but watch the tennis since I got home 

 H****work tends to get in the way of my TV viewing at this time of year.. or is it the other way round..   


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 21:04

I won't tell you about my toenail then Ppauper! 

collared doves

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 21:01

I got it for the r***y cats Marygold. Works a treat!   

Basically, anything sturdy enough can set it off if they activate the movement sensor. A squirrel did set it off one day. The little birds are so small that they don't seem to activate it, although a robin did when I had it next to the feeder. He just flew up  on the shed roof and then came back  though  

I've moved it a couple of times to cover different access points and it seems to be doing the job brilliantly. Best twenty quid I've ever spent 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 20:54

Did you watch Novak's match,  Dove!  


Glad there's nothing too horrific with the wrist. One of the girls  at work managed to pull off a fingernail this week. She's sore down her arm because she's compensating and trying to avoid bumping it. Think it's inevitable when something like  that happens 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 20:00

Cracking alliums Vic  

collared doves

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 19:57

I had a pair visiting occasionally last year or the year before. They're in shorter supply than when I lived round the corner though. 

Wood pigeons....big clumsy oafs, but the water scarecrow makes them shift a bit smartish when they set it off!  

a question about buddleia (the butterfly bush)

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 19:54

Black Knight is very nice Cloggie. I have a couple here and have given cuttings away too. Lovely rich colour  and very prolific.

Hopefully the butterflies will be around when it flowers - it's been a bit unsettled, cold and windy here this week for all the insects 

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Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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for the lovely Forker family  
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Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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A few little photos 
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intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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