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Latest posts by Fairygirl

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:22



Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:49


That's all I'm saying 

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:47

How odd gg. Mine is covered in bees of all kinds, and butterflies, and was last year too. 

Perhaps they're just being picky 

help! patio issue

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:36

Hope it goes well cd 

Must be a big patio - that's a lot of sand! 

Too late to sow.....

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:33

I sow wild rocket regularly and it will germinate very quickly just now OL, although the sowings this year have gone to seed very rapidly but I just take the flower spikes off and use it anyway.  I find it's perennial for me - not sure how that happens! I had a plant last year that I'd had for several years. I let it go to seed and left it for the bees. 

A Day Out

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:28

That's what they do OL - and if you've used the ignore button that's how you can tell if it's the same people trying to cause trouble, so it can be useful as you can let others know 

How can they be bothered though ?  

When my posts disappear it's usually because I've pressed the wrong button on the keyboard... 

A Day Out

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 10:54

I use an adblocker through Chrome which is great, although the odd one or two still gets through. Saves a lot of annoying flickering images and general crud though. I don't have the sound on either unless I'm listening to the radio. 

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 10:47

Just saw the first peacock a couple of days ago and the red admirals should be along soon. It's small tortie heaven in the garden just now though - can't move for 'em!

Ok - slight exaggeration...

I think the peacock was trying to tease me - couldn't get a pic because he was too high or there was a breeze so I put the camera down. Then he came and sat perfectly still on the paving and as soon as i went to get the camera he flew away. Then he was on the bench - same thing, flew away when I got the camera. Then beside the back door.... just taunting me frankly...

help! patio issue

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 10:38

Is it concrete you're making or just mortar? If it's to lay paving it's only mortar you need. From memory, I think 1 part cement to about 3 or 4 is the usual for a mortar mix. Dave will know better than me though  

tomato plants in containers all going pale

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 10:36

Mine are under cover and still green rose m, but I was a bit late with them this year anyway so didn't expect any to be ready in July.  We get quite low temps at night from August onwards - easily ten and below.  I'd never grow outdoors up here because of that. 

I take all the lower leaves off - up to about a foot from soil level, and they've only been fed twice. As per advice from Italophile  - I've grown them a bit harder than normal this year! 

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