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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Leylandii hedges

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 07:56

If the worst comes to the worst, a simple fence like fidget is suggesting with ivy on it will give you a 'green fence' and over time you can add other things. A montana clematis would work there  - it's just a question of planting a few few feet away and getting some decent soil and manure in when you plant and watering well for the first few months. Once established it'll give a nice effect with the bonus of spring flowers.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 07:50

Morning all. Chilly here too and too dark to see anything but white sparkly stuff, but hopefully the temps are not as low as yesterday. Perhaps it'll get to zero today - hurray! 

Work for me then I don't know what. Certainly won't be gardening anyway. I'll have a quick look round here before I go  

Stay cosy everyone and have a good day.


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:23

Correct Panda - nothing wrong with your eyesight then 

I'm off to have my cocoa and then watch Mr Tennant. Night all  


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:13

What was funny was that they advised new front brake discs/pads  and also replacing a couple of tyres (although not urgent) when it was MOTd in the autumn. I haven't done the tyres yet but they were never mentioned! 

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:02

Don't think we had one Yvie - but I do remember other people having them. Wonder what horrors lurked on them for years. Bleughh 


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:00

Lesley    At least you're ok and no great damage done.  A senior moment that's all 

I think Edd's on the tonic wine 

How many fingers am I holding up Panda? 

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:58

Hmmm useless ideas and men count? 

Coat's on....

Those wall mounted can openers that were all the rage in the seventies but no one ever mentioned how you were supposed to clean them....

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:44

They are just about my favourites little- ann 

At a previous house I used to get a little flock of them in the coldest weather - swooping in and looking like tiny little balls of fluff. Gorgeous


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:39

Edd...they're getting worse......

Cars are such a dripping roast DD. Mine was serviced on Friday and of course there were some 'little advisory things' and could they just do them? 'How much?' says I. '£280 ' says he. No thanks was the obvious reply....

Rather chilly here - it was  - 6 when I left this morning, never even got as high as zero and by 4pm it was - 2. So glad it wasn't this week we were without the boiler! 

Steak pie made and almost ready for dinner so I'll have a quick look round before I have to dish it up. 


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:32

Morning all. Frosty here on top of the bit of snow but I saw a gritter on our road yesterday afternoon so hopefully the roads won't be too bad, although it was already -2 when I collected daughter at 5pm yesterday. I expect the blackbirds will be hungry today.

Might take a hot water bottle to work - it'll be b****y freezing in there - worse than usual 

Wrap up warm everyone and have a good day 

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