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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:54

Hawthorn is the most common one for keeping horses in - or out - and is good for wildlife.  Nut's and Dove's suggestions are ideal if you want an evergreen. Do you have a bit of standard fencing in place like posts and wire or something?  If not, it would be worth putting something in place initially - it wouldn't have to be heavy duty, just give a visual  barrier while your hedge establishes. You can either remove it or just leave it in place and let the hedge cover it.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:44

pd - sad isn't it. Well, it is for me - I'll have to put up with my two for years at this rate! Every time they leave the house I think of changing the locks so they can't get back in....

Oh well, I can dream....

Backfilling hole for laying lawn

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:16

Has the concrete basin originally been a pond, which has then been decked over?

I'd agree with Bob's solution. Fill with ballast to get the levels right and consolidate it well, as it will  settle a bit just like the soil.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:02


lily - don't know about every man...think that describes me..

Gardener come.....

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:00


I have to say - my story is slightly similar. If I hadn't dug my heels in because my parents were dismissive of me working with horses, I wouldn't have met my ex husband and had my two girls. I have a lot to grateful for 

I tell them to follow their dreams, and don't be afraid of being different either.


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:54

I see the spammers are out again today, and a few other 'fans' of the forum. Such is life 

I do feel sorry fro these engineers Dove. They're at the sharp end all the time. Felt like that the other night when the men were out in that horrendous weather fixing power lines. Wouldn't want their job at any price.

Should really do the ironing, get some lunch and head out to spend some money at the nursery. I promise to be well behaved...

Gardener come.....

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:34

Every cloud doc eh? 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:11

Bob, that's really quite sad. Funny how so many people's lives have 'what ifs' and 'if onlys' isn't it?  How many of us would go back and change things we did earlier in our lives I wonder, and would be any happier? Perhaps not. Sometimes things happen by accident not design. 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:02

Hi blackest - thought you'd abandoned us totally! Was worried something had happened to you. Are you keeping well?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 10:53

Lovely and secluded David. I'd spend even more time drinking tea if I had a nice little spot like that! 

Hope the boiler's working well today.

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