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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Preparing for new lawn in Spring

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:32

Lovely view you have John 

The 'boys' have given you good advice. Digging out the area a bit at a time will make it easier and I'd go for it now as well. I've been doing something similar to make new paths and a lawn and it's amazing how quickly you can see an improvement. The ground will be messy over winter but a bit of frost etc will help it and you'll be rested and ready to start the next stage in spring. Disposing of the clay is the worst bit - I now have a nice earth 'bank' behind my shed...

PS - I'm going for seed for mine too. 

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:20

I know what you mean Verd - I've divided one earlier this year ( of two large ones in pots ) and the new parts are a bit better. I'll keep one bit,  and the rest can go with the other one in the front garden to fill a space. I've never had time to divide these ones unfortunately - too many more important things to deal with 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:18

Evening all you lovely people 

I'm with you doc - Yorkshires are only for roast dinners. Treacle and milk...enough to give you the 'dry boak' as we say here 

Tinned pears/peaches with custard was one of my Dad's favourites 

Lots of  supermarkets have clothes recycling lily. I usually just take stuff to the charity shop. I regularly get shot of stuff. Don't like piles of stuff taking up room. I'm sure I'm not related to my sister - I think she still has that Afghan coat from the seventies.....

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:09

Everything here's new as I've planted most of it since moving in last year but I think some of the Phormiums I've had for years might get changed. They've got a bit congested and losing their variegation. Cream Delight however, is my favourite plant in the back garden just now. Beautiful crisp foliage. The purple clematis that I brought from a previous garden - unnamed - is pretty insipid so that'll have to get chucked too I think. 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:04

I often think of my maternal grandparents on Christmas day as tit was their wedding day. In Scotland it wasn't even a public holiday while my Mum was growing up. Changed days eh? Now it seems to last for weeks  

House moving and needing plant advice

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:01

Any hardy shrubs or perennials will survive in pots and bags etc for quite a while as long as they don't get dried out or waterlogged. Good luck with your move Rosey - hope it's a dry day!


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 07:50

Morning all. Cloudy here as Lesley says. The forecast last night was totally different from the morning ones so no need to cover the car 

Keep warm Girl - hope you're  a bit better today. Think you're due a bit of rest after all the gardening work you've done this year.

Work soon so a quick look round before I go. But weary last night so just put my feet up after dinner.

take care in the chill - put a simmit on under your jumper Dove 


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:50

Coat , hat , scarf, gloves and boots Verd 


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:34

Lesley - that's because she's yer mammy's mammy....

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:03

I totally agree Woody. It's a balance - like many things in life. I don't use a lot of weedkillers or other chemicals but I will use them when I feel it's necessary. Good hygiene and husbandry in a garden makes for a good environment for all types of life - wild or otherwise!

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