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Latest posts by Fairygirl

What would be your perfect day.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:32

What a nice thread. Not sure I could describe a perfect day for me. It wouldn't be in the garden though - it would be walking on a hill on a good bright day, forgetting all the usual stuff we all have to deal with. Just enjoying the fresh air,  the wildlife and the views. 

Lovely posts on here 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:28

Safe places...don't get me started....

Flora - my Dad had those internal locks - the kind that stops anyone getting out of a room into the rest of the house. He had them on the front door as well, so even if you had a key to unlock the door,  you were still standing on the doorstep!  


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:23

Think I'm only just starting to grow out of it too Dove.... ...although I doubt if I'm as accomplished or nice as Verd's niece 

You have to let them find out for themselves Verd, and that's the tough bit. Boys are often much more immature at that age too. 

That's a right big fig! 

Our schools go back on Wednesday lily, but they also stop much earlier than English schools. It's a little earlier than usual though, just the way the dates have worked this year.

Very wet here so nothing done outside, but all my indoor chores are done - for now.  More tea required. 

Can You Identify This Flower For Me Please??

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:55

Gazania possibly? One of those types of daisy I'd reckon. Someone here will know for sure John 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:50

Make it a raincoat lily...

Bob - that reminds me of a previous house where we had a couple of portly wood pigeons that visited. They used to walk along the footpath at the front and come in the path entrance to the garden. They were obviously incapable of managing to fly over the low (two feet) fence, which would have been a more direct route! 

Still sewing school skirts and ironing here.. 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:53

Mine are damaged before the flowers make an appearance anyway. I've had more trouble this year with them, for two main reasons - there was very little in this garden when I moved in 18 months ago, so there's now more for the little darlings to eat, and also - the mild wet winter. I've noticed that the hostas in pots of any kind have had very little damage - I use grit round them, nothing else  - but the ones I put in the ground were decimated, even the tougher ones which are usually pretty slug/snail resistant. From now on, I'll mainly keep mine in pots - at least till there's a better balance of nature here- can't do anything about the weather conditions!

Evergreen identification please

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:35

Conifer of some kind Chris - but there are so many it's hard to say. The brown bits won't grow back so it's better to remove it and put something else in. The soil will be poor because of it anyway, so you'll need some decent compost and well rotted manure to give it a boost before putting anything else in. Can you take a 'longer view' pic so that we can see what else your mum has got in there? Also - any preferences in colour, height, flowering etc. That will help with suggestions 

Oh - and make the 'gardener' pay for it I should think!


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:26

I've had enough of the rain already Bob - you're welcome to it! 

I've got a cheek - we've had hardly any rain here since the end of May  

The weather during this last week has been more like a normal summer here - rainy and windy with a bit of sun. I went out a couple of hours ago to get a few things - 12 degrees 

And  I'm saying nothing about plums...


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:18

I lost the plot a while ago BM.   I worked with horses for a long time - could never understand the little 'pet' horse thing and that's really what they are. I won't say any more in case I offend anyone! 

Trying to take up hems on youngest fairy's new skirts for return to school on Wednesday. Pile of ironing as well...women's work right enough bekkie 

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:13

Mick - there's nowt wrong wi' common lad  

I grow sweet peas for their scent - in pots mainly so that I can move them around and have them next to a seat or a window. I don't do many annuals or 'fussy' plants bu they're so easy and when you have even a tiny vase of them in the house it brightens your day 

Tootles - I calls it as I sees it 

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