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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Half Barrel Pond

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:53

It's worth mentioning that insects, birds and other creatures may want to visit and use the water, so if you can put a few bricks (or similar) stacked at one side so that  they can perch to drink safely that will be appreciated by them. It will give the pond more appeal for you as well watching them visit. 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:39


Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:38

It's all a learning curve jingo. Think of it as an opportunity for new planting 

Breathing life into an old exterior brick wall

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:37

Can you give us a few more pix and some more info Simon? Size of the whole area, view from the area and aspect being the most important ones. It will help with more ideas and suggestions for your space 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:30

Definitely more manageable I'd say, but they might be more set in their ways at 30...


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:26

You could easily get two 27 year olds for me Hosta with a bit left over! 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:17

Morning all -  vile weather here so not many ice creams will be consumed today. Hope you had an extra one or two for us WW 

Hosta - take it easy today please. I know  you're only 27 but even so....

Did you have a good nosey into the gardens BL? I used to love doing that if I was on a train or bus. 

I asked for sun Verd..... It's supposed to clear up...not holding my breath 

What kind of Garden injuries hav you had

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 18:06

Pete  at least you won though 

cathy - sorry, but your dive head first into the **** made me laugh! 

A few years ago I was levering up some of those 3'x2' heavy duty slabs with a spade and then leaning them against  the garage wall. I didn't lean one quite far enough back. It fell back down, caught the tip of the blade of the spade which then did one of those slow motion cartwheels and the edge sliced a neat slit along my cheekbone. Daughter patched it up for me with some of those little strips and we had to go to casualty....  


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:56

LilyP -  I have to hang the new camera on a strap round my neck. It's slightly more complex than the old one 

Lelsey - best renew my passport!  

Tried to do some bits outside but the *@$*ing rain came on again 

Could you sort that please Verd 

Autumn come early or mystery disease?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 16:37

Camellias don't like being dried out, especially at this time of year when they start to form their new buds for spring. If yours is in bad condition it might be worth pruning it back and giving it plenty of water and a mulch. You'll sacrifice next year's flowers but better than losing the whole shrub. 

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