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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:56

What do vampires hate eating?

'Stake' and chips....

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:55

Just took daughter to work and it was 16 degrees 

I've been digging and putting sand and gravel down for the paths and had to strip off a bit... keeps the natives away though...

Very strange weather right enough but I'm happy about it as I've had no heating since Wednesday. Man coming back tomorrow - hopefully with the right bits...

Stones to use in wildlife pond

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 13:13

That was someone's else's Alan. LF just posted the pic as he wants to do a similar thing when he builds his. 

A slope of gravel with varying sizes of rock and stone is the usual for a wildlife pond but the paddlestone idea is nice if you have room to do it thoroughly - as per the pic.

Stones to use in wildlife pond

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:55

Good comment Alan. Most builders merchants stock some decent size rocks/stones - about the size of mine in that pic. They're approx the size of a couple of bricks .  

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:51

It's a variegated one nut...

I'll get my coat 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:19

Shockingly bad....

Where's Verdun's input? 

Here's  mine: 

What do you get if you cross a vampire with a snowman?



Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:17

Don't read what you don't like. Don't comment if you don't want to .

If anyone's directly rude or offensive - report them and let the mods decide. That's their job.

Simple really  

Couch Grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:14

Eventually it will, but as others have said, there has to be enough green material above ground for the  weedkiller to be taken down to the roots. At this time of year there will be very little new growth so you'll need to wait till spring now for any further applications. Dig out roots over winter if you have the inclination, or leave till then  and start a new regime with your weedkiller.  

 It's a very persistent weed, like many others, but the better you have the ground before you plant, the better the result will be. 

Monty don new series

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:48

I think it's a little unfair to be critical of anyone spending ten or fifteen grand on a garden. I know people who'll easily spend that on a holiday or two, a second hand car or even on clothes - in a year. If you have the money - why not? The two young lads in Wales spent hee haw so it doesn't always mean you have to lay out big bucks. It really comes down to what you have to spend, and how much effort you want to put in.

Good luck to them all I say, and I hope they all get a lot of enjoyment out of their plots 

Fat balls in plastic NO

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:39

Isn't it dogs that like using the 'porcelain drinking bowl' Topbird....

I always use good seed or mixes. The big cheap packs are usually full of barley so they attract large flocks of pigeons.

They always used to tell you to feed the fat off the bacon to birds, robins in particular love it. Has that advice now  changed?  

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