Latest posts by Fairygirl

Treated wood to build raised bed yah or nay ???

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 08:14

I'd agree with Ladybird. New sleepers or fencing timber is all pressure treated. You can line with any heavy duty plastic, which mainly helps prolong the life of the wood and retain moisture, as raised beds often drain and dry out more quickly.

 I wouldn't worry otherwise. I've grown edibles in various timber raised beds I've had - often without any liner. I'm still alive to tell the tale  

Please help - fence disaster!

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 08:07

Double sided fence is the only solution for wind I'm afraid. This is how I did mine - the wind predominantly comes from that side. It's all planted up inside that. 

What does your fence actually  look like ? are you able to add planks to the inside  or  put in somehedging/shrubs to help filter the wind? Willow screens will be ineffective I'm afraid. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat if you're there  

Fairly hideous day here so I doubt I'll be venturing anywhere - bad enough feeding the birds. I heard the wind and rain battering the windows half the night, so when I woke up, I stayed in bed for a little while. 

You're a sucker for punishment Hosta 

Shame about the tickets. I'm not surprised by anything that's happeningover the pond - especially after those comments to the BBC correspondent at that press conference recently. If you don't agree with him - yer oot. Land of the Free eh? Dictatorship is all it is. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 17:44

Just had a look and steephill's prog is on again on Sunday night at 8  

Rain came on so went to get tail light bulb replaced. Daughter had decided to be 'helpful' by doing the indicator on way back from work, and has knackered it - it's wiring rather than bulb. The guy couldn't fix it this time, so I'll have to go to the garage.   B****y cars. B****y kids....   

House bulbs are a total lottery nowadays aren't they? I must have every type imaginable in this house, and it's not that old. Drives me nuts.

Not too bad then Yvie, re your damage. I see a couple of people have lost fence panels here, but that's a regular occurrence. They need to replace them with the right type of fence - those larch lap things are useless in windy sites, but they haven't worked that out yet  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 17:17

Can I ask why you're fleecing crocus and reticulata Irises, Jacqueline?

Or have I misunderstood....

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 14:51

Would you like the loan of a simmit Dove?  Temps got up to five here after the frosty start, with a faint bit of sun.  Rain coming later though 

Might try and get summat done outside, but I now need a back light on the car so should go to Halford's and get it done in case I walk tomorrow. The east is looking marginally ok for later, but the forecast is pretty pants everywhere... sigh..

Pesky Squirrels

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 14:21

I'm waiting for the wolves to be reintroduced to keep the deer under control. Can you imagine the stooshie that would cause! It would be brilliant  

On a lighter note - they did an item on 'wolves' on one of the episodes of our outdoor prog here - Landward. It was an alternative to trying to keep deer away from new saplings, instead of building a physical barrier - expense of it and all that. The solution? A group of volunteers who went out to the vulnerable areas on a regular basis, and howled like wolves.....

I kid you not. Hilarious!

and no, it wasn't April 1st  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 14:17

Nice to see you steephill 

I noticed that programme was on and meant to watch it, then forgot  

I'll try and catch it  

doc - I used to moan slightly in a previous garden about the leaf gathering, but the sight of one of the trees in autumn always made up for it. A common old maple, but it was a beautiful shape and, providing the stormy weather didn't annihilate it, the most glorious colours. Sadly - the new owners are currently removing it. It posed no problem where it was sited, and I loved looking at it from the front windows. Very sad. 

Will you be able to get a replacement door?

Dove - you might have come up and done my housework if you were finished with yours... 

Pesky Squirrels

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 14:09

Man interfering with nature Hostie - rarely works too well, does it?  

Arrival of frogspawn

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 14:07

Lovely Daisy.  We've a while yet to wait for it here, but it's always good to see it arrive 

I used to do something similar at my last house as we had some of those r***y Koi which ate everything in sight given half a chance  

It was a big pond, but I built a little breakwater with some large rocks at one end of the beach, and when the frogs had spawn, I guided lots of it in there. The fat fish couldn't get in as it was too shallow, so it gave any little tads and froglets a bit of a chance  

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