Latest posts by Fairygirl

Oh dearie me!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:26

I find home baking of any kind to be extremely dangerous RB. A chocolate fudge loaf cake and a  banana and sultana loaf cake disappeared somewhere in this house. I only cut one slice of each to thoroughly test them, so someone else must have been interfering with them...

My grubby hands

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:18

Yeh - tea tree's mainly used for plooks on teenagers DHR. Is there something you're not sharing with us? 

I find making bread after gardening gets my hands clean...

I never remember to do the soap under fingernails before going out. Hate wearing gloves too. I start out with good intentions but they come off after a few minutes. It's only then that I realise I need to bring in a washing...usually a  white one...

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:09

It's an old thread pring, and Matty no longer posts here, but I used to do it in August when wasps were on the hunt for late nectar  


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:11

Thanks BL - I've replied  

Sorry about your friend.

I can't cope with 27 never mind 37. I couldn't live in a country that's consistently hot in summer  

If the weather's right, there is no finer place on earth than our bonny country  CJWP  

Joyce - my fridge freezer is on it's last legs too. The condenser unit is done, I reckon. I inherited it when I moved in here which was very handy, but it goes into meltdown - literally - every so often, leaving puddles on the floor...

I was almost glad to be at work today and not out in the heat. Thankful that I work in a cold building on a day like today 

B'man - they said on the radio earlier that the rain was due in Ppauper's neck of the woods  by late afternoon so it should be arriving later this evening with Joyce and me. You might escape it till through the night! Don't know if we'll get the thunder and lightning though - it's always a bit random. I made the effort to go and cut the grass last night after dinner, and took my frustration ( over yesterday's events here...) out on the rhodie at the front door. It'll definitely be coming out now....

Hazel - google the Met Office weather site. I use several for walking, and it's the most consistently accurate, even when dealing with the, inevitable,hourly changes !  

Haven't read back a lot but hope everyone is ok. 


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 19:37

I'm too angry and sad about David  to post. David has been a highly respected member of this forum fro a long time, and has helped so many people, myself included. 

BL - I will PM you if that's ok?


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 12:50

DD - of course you'll be sad to leave it. I've been sad to leave every garden I've had, but the new one is always just that - new, and therefore a new set of challenges and plans and ideas....and a few failures! There will be days you cry but there will be lots of happy days too. I promise you xxx 

And the fairy folk don't lie...

Hosta - re Mr Chopping....oh yes...plenty....

I used to leave the collection box off the mower at the last house, especially when it was being sold, as I had to keep on top of cutting it and it would have taken twice as long having to dump it.  It was always windy so the grass just disappeared!

Unfortunately, if it was damp, I also had to wear waterproof trousies because it blew it all out onto my ickle legs....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 08:13

Britt Marie C is the one I have. Very different to the Przewalski one, but a great, reliable plant. The foliage is lovely too. I'm creating a hot border so the Lig's going in there, mainly with purply reds rather than scarlets though. A good strong 'clashing' colour combo can be stunning 

I've been asked that too - barely need a spirit level. Can tell by eye if something's straight. I always check it though...just to be sure...


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 07:38

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope you're feeling good and not too chilly 

Still no sun here - just rain    supposed to clear later....

I see we now have a new type of freeloading parasite, as Hosta calls them - just asking for money directly. You have to admire their sheer brass neck...

Work for me and taking daughter to work too so I'll catch up later

Have a good day everyone 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:09

It's a pink one Perki...


Przewalski(i) -  like the horse     My  lig isn't ready to flower yet. Always look forward to it though.

Lovely pix - the Monarda/Lig combo is very smart. Greta contrast in shape and colour 

Lovely garden Mortuus - you're selling yourself short  

PP and chicky - looking pretty good...and the garden's aren't bad either  

Did you enjoy the walk RB? Only a short 'un for you 


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:18

Hi archie - hope you're well  

That would make you sleepy Dove... can you send me some? Could do with a better night's sleep tonight. Not the Campari though - I no longer partake of it  

Hope Hosta's full working day and some sun will help him too 

I'm sort of watching that Fake or Fortune thing. They're talking about a chap called Dickie Chopping....

I tittered. I've turned into a ten year old boy.....

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