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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Saying goodbye

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:47

Cracking big logs Dove - they'd make good stools 

Great opportunity for planting though - what fun 

split level garden landscaping

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:40

I found a couple of pix of my 'sunken' garden. First one shows the level of the area of grass - which wasn't quite the lowest part of the garden. There was a lower gravelled area - about a foot lower

 This one shows the area to the left of the previous pic - you can see  the deck adjoining the house (and a red admiral butterfly!)

The gravelled area was about three feet  below the level of the deck. The steps (on left) led down to that, and that's where I often sat with a cuppa 

Thyme and sedum - plant them out now?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:06

Clay and lots of rain here Steve - so I generally keep them potted. Having said that, my raised beds house sedums with no problem, because I've 'made' the soil.  Mainly of grit and compost  

split level garden landscaping

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 15:28

I had a lower level area in my garden round the corner - unfortunately, no pix as it was pre digital camera  and we created that by terracing the sloping, grass covered garden. An extension meant the garden was considerably lower than the house, and I often preferred sitting in the lowest part rather then the deck which we created along the rear of the house. It felt very sheltered and secret even though it wasn't!

I think this requires a bit of thought before going ahead with it. It would need to be a paved area like the last pic  - gravel if it's on the shady side as it's non slip. Even a small area of soil  removed will be a big quantity to shift, so you need to factor in how you get it out. Three metres square dug down a metre is 9 cubic metres. That's a decent skip's worth! 

Some pix of your plot, including the rear of the house, would really help vw1978 . 

Thyme and sedum - plant them out now?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 15:21

If you've got really gritty soil and low rainfall, you could put them in the ground, they should be fine. If you get a lot of rain, and the ground's less than perfect, then I'd keep them potted. 

Nothing like sitting on the fence Steve ....


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 15:18

Thought he wasn't going till Monday Dove. How many flip flops does one man need....

Two dogs RB  I hope they throw the book - and anything else to hand - at them. Sadly, it just doesn't seem to be taken seriously enough. No wonder people feel let down by the Justice system sometimes. No consistency. Your son seems a very strong character. I hope the sun shines a bit more on him over the next few days and weeks. 

Have you started whittling yet Dove? I quite fancy a spurtle for my porridge 

New Lawn

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:01

Sounds good in theory Steve - what do you do if the lawn's circular?....

I know - you put  the peg for the string in the middle! 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:58

There's huge variation in climate in Britain Nanny. Hosta gets a lot of rain where he is in Devon. We had a lousy summer too - even by our standards (west Scotland). If you're at any altitude, the weather is totally different from lower down, adn teh temps on forecast are for cities. Drop that a fair bit if get more rural. Our temps are, on average, between 5 and ten degrees lower than the south at any time, and when you add wind factor, that's a big difference. 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:48

Morning all and afties Pat. Hope you've had a good day.

An igloo might be an idea for Dove's spot Verd 

W'song - tiling's a thankless task - it's quick enough doing the big bits but the fiddly ones...  Light at the end of the tunnel for you now though 

Off for a quick look round before I go to t'mill. Get yer simmits and mitts on and keep warm 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:21

You posted at the same time as me there RB - glad there's been a bit of progress with your son's situation. He sounds as if he's in reasonably good spirits too. Hopefully he'll be well on the mend over the next few days 

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