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Latest posts by Fairygirl

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:28

He's a good soul isn't he? You're  right - many very good people here. 

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:27

pansyface...don't know what to say. Makes me so angry. You can buy fake cctv cameras for a tenner - perhaps that's worth trying as it may just be enough to deter the more determined b******s. 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:23

Just don't ask me to come and help paint it KEF....

What are you putting in your cold frame?

The rain has gone off here. Got child to come and help get the food shopping and she is now doing her roast chicken dinner. Result!

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:00

And invest in a CCtv camera nin. Dove's right - they're despicable.

I'm about to do that to catch the ****** who keeps letting their dog out to come in  my garden time after time after time.... 

I know who it is,  I will catch them and will thoroughly enjoy seeing them get their thousand pound fine.

What's wrong with my clematis? And what can I do?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:55

I'd agree with obelixx - feed well.  A strong, healthy plant is able to cope with issues more readily and clematis are greedy plants. Snails will happily climb up and eat emerging buds so keep an eye out for them, and slugs love the soft new growth. I found one three feet up the stem of one of my new blackthorn hedging whips on Saturday! 

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:51

I think that's  a very good comment Scott and I thoroughly agree. It's already been established that cookery programmes are achieving the opposite effect of what we'd assume - people are watching them as a way to pass time rather than going into the kitchen to copy the chefs they see. 

I think Beechgrove is making it's mark now that it's nationwide. Strangely, I never used to be a fan of it, but I reckon it's covering subjects in a better way and showing people useful tips and methods while still catering for more experienced gardeners. Competition is always a good thing!


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:40

Brilliant BL! I wouldn't mind a resident ghost - it would give me someone to talk when the girls are away...

Mine both have Biology exams later this week - Forensic Fairy's first one (of two) on Thursday and  Fairy Junior's is on Friday. That's her last Higher, they started in April. Good luck to all with their exams.  I'd have though school would have informed you OL. Very unfair if you don't know.

Chucking it down here - from where it left off yesterday. Don't know when I'll get the grass cut - may need to borrow a pony from work tomorrow...

Off for a look to see what you're all up to.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:23

Good luck Mike - hope to see you back soon x


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:12

Evening all. Been busy inside and out - horrific rain with thunder this afternoon and on/off this morning too. Been painting ceilings when it was too wet to carry on outside.

I think you should go for a different look altogether Verd. How about a giant gnome?...

I will go and catch up with all the posts before I fall asleep as I've been awake since 6 

Did I miss that nice cake too?...

Shady area

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 21:02

Samantha - I'd add a couple of extras to Dove's great list  - Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum)., Heucheras, Tiarellas,  Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder) and Gaultheria. If you want some bigger shrubs - Sarcococca (Winter box) , Hydrangeas, Potentillas and Osmanthus burkwoodii all do well in shadier or semi shaded areas. 

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