Latest posts by Fairygirl

How to screen a tiny front garden

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:08

A row of something like Amelanchier would work well M'smum. They don't get huge, but provide a light canopy and therefore won't create too much shade either.  You only need something tall enough to stop people seeing in, so it doesn't really need to be that tall. My front room is  similar, but people are looking up and often only see the top half of the room when going past. However, without knowing the distance from house to boundary, it's difficult to make other suitable suggestions. 

I'm also wondering if, since the house is slightly elevated, it could also be simpler to have some decent window boxes if your sills allow. That would provide a low growing barrier that would be attractive from inside or out, and would give a bitof privacy. A few small evergreens for all year round colour, and you can add a few bulbs and summer planting as appropriate 

ID please!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:40

If you divide it and replant the pieces, there's a good chance it'll rejuvenate it.

Slugs will have a go at it, but in the right spot, primulas are one of the garden's delights 

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:21

It must work though pp - or they wouldn't keep doing it. For every one they 'catch' there will several thousand who feel like you! 

And me....

The thing I liked about the jeep was that it stopped all the a***holes on the school run from ignoring all the basic rules of the road. If the parked cars are on your side love, don't force your way past when I'm coming the other way. I'm not driving on the pavement because you're late. Get out of bed in time....

Frank/Dad - voting with our feet is the best way. Unfortunately, my local garage couldn't deal with the issue I had. I went there for everything else though - always good service.

I 'don't get' why people continue to use companies with poor service if there's an alternative though.


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:12

Good point re the weedkiller Verd. 

What's that phrase - 'you can please some of the people some of the time'....

I also have some little yellow patches, but I think it's mainly due to lack of water as I made sure the new lawn had loads of free draining soil to counteract our plentiful rainfall. Ironically, it's been quite dry here this summer! 

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:56

That looks a cracking piece of kit Richard. I'd like that - just to keep handy, even if I didn't use it...

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:54

Slidey up fronts is absolutely the correct technical term ppauper  


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:53

I hope you actually get your time off Clari..

Use it well  

At least my add on is all usable. I got sick of living with plaster dust and holes where there shouldn't be any, in the various  properties I've been in. I thought of throwing all my clothes out at one point, as I'd lost hope of ever wearing anything other than paint spattered joggies and tops 

You'll get there - one day  


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:34

Tell the bl***y neighbour to do it themselves...

Some people are very ungrateful 

I'd agree with pansyface and pp - those are the two most likely explanations. Leatherjackets, at this time of year, in particular. 

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:31

Frank/Dad - I loved my Honda CRV, but it became totally unreliable. The unit (forget it's name) which kicks in when you're on unstable ground - mud, snow, ice etc -  and slows it down to make it 'safe', started acting up.   The issue was that it started doing it at any old time, including a point where I was about to join a motorway. Not a great time to be doing 10 or 15 mph.... and nothing you could do about it.  Completely the opposite of safe.

After many trips back and forth to get it sorted, and two thousand pounds for parts(  )when it was actually a computer error, the new manager resolved it. Eventually, it was trying to deal with the snotty cow at the dealership that became more of an issue... 

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:21

I'm assuming you mean clingfilm pp? You could use a bit of rubber or heavy duty plastic.

I have the usual kind of opening - battening with boards you slide in an out from the top. Mine was a purchased bin at a reduced price, which I adapted, but I could have made it cheaply myself really. Mine needs more insulation as getting enough heat is an issue here  


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