Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 19:37

I'm too angry and sad about David  to post. David has been a highly respected member of this forum fro a long time, and has helped so many people, myself included. 

BL - I will PM you if that's ok?


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 12:50

DD - of course you'll be sad to leave it. I've been sad to leave every garden I've had, but the new one is always just that - new, and therefore a new set of challenges and plans and ideas....and a few failures! There will be days you cry but there will be lots of happy days too. I promise you xxx 

And the fairy folk don't lie...

Hosta - re Mr Chopping....oh yes...plenty....

I used to leave the collection box off the mower at the last house, especially when it was being sold, as I had to keep on top of cutting it and it would have taken twice as long having to dump it.  It was always windy so the grass just disappeared!

Unfortunately, if it was damp, I also had to wear waterproof trousies because it blew it all out onto my ickle legs....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 08:13

Britt Marie C is the one I have. Very different to the Przewalski one, but a great, reliable plant. The foliage is lovely too. I'm creating a hot border so the Lig's going in there, mainly with purply reds rather than scarlets though. A good strong 'clashing' colour combo can be stunning 

I've been asked that too - barely need a spirit level. Can tell by eye if something's straight. I always check it though...just to be sure...


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 07:38

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope you're feeling good and not too chilly 

Still no sun here - just rain    supposed to clear later....

I see we now have a new type of freeloading parasite, as Hosta calls them - just asking for money directly. You have to admire their sheer brass neck...

Work for me and taking daughter to work too so I'll catch up later

Have a good day everyone 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:09

It's a pink one Perki...


Przewalski(i) -  like the horse     My  lig isn't ready to flower yet. Always look forward to it though.

Lovely pix - the Monarda/Lig combo is very smart. Greta contrast in shape and colour 

Lovely garden Mortuus - you're selling yourself short  

PP and chicky - looking pretty good...and the garden's aren't bad either  

Did you enjoy the walk RB? Only a short 'un for you 


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:18

Hi archie - hope you're well  

That would make you sleepy Dove... can you send me some? Could do with a better night's sleep tonight. Not the Campari though - I no longer partake of it  

Hope Hosta's full working day and some sun will help him too 

I'm sort of watching that Fake or Fortune thing. They're talking about a chap called Dickie Chopping....

I tittered. I've turned into a ten year old boy.....


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:13

If you can resize your pix to under 2.5 mb they should load Chris. It's a pain but it's the only way just now  

Plenty of people here who will help you with your queries 

Camera Talk

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:06

David - that's terrific though! Shame you missed the actual 'event' but great to get those pix 

Beautiful butterfly pic BL. Do we get them in Britain at all - the south maybe ? 

Lovely frog Sheps. Kept having to avoid treading on loads of them recently in Glen Etive.

The Pentlands are only about an hour's drive from me, but Glen Lyon's a tad further - over two hours. Longer in winter when you can't use the short cut across the top. I saw those Merlins within fifteen minutes of leaving the car though. You wouldn't need any hill skills to see them - good landrover access track for the first few miles...  

It's real red squirrel country too. There are loads in that glen.


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 19:40

Thanks KEF. I knew you were busy with 'stuff' but wondered if you'd heard from doc or seen him. Hope he and Mrs doc are ok 

Glad you and Mr chicky had a good day chicky. Lovely pix - especially the leaves   You probably had a much nicer place to sit and take it all in than most people did 

Joyce - I could hardly bear to watch it. They both fought well but I thought he was going to give that third set away! 

Didn't help my pole and curtain hanging either - if it's all squint, it's his fault!  

PS - what's a vacuum cleaner?... 

Private hedge dying? How to save them

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 14:19

You're probably right Dave - throwing good money after bad giving them a feed!  

To be honest kapsv, you'd be better off taking the whole lot out and planting privet...it's much easier to manage and a lot nicer to look at!  

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