Latest posts by Fairygirl

Newbie Question on Moss

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:04

It's my understanding the electric ones rip out all the thatch and moss so you wouldn't need both. The scarifiers also open up the lawn to let air in, but I think it can look a bit scary when you've done it! 

My grass always looks a bit rubbish in winter but a weed and feed in spring, regular mowing and a bit of a spike now and again has it looking pretty good. It does depend how perfect a lawn you want, as has been said. Mine won't win any prizes but it looks nice and healthy through the main part of the year. 


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 12:57

Afternoon all. Home - not from the hill though. Weather was utterly vile so no point. could hardly see the bealach. Hill forecast is still just saying cloudy. Such is life    

Didn't help that by the time I got back down the south end of Loch Lomond all the rain had stopped and there was even some sun. Double   Back home and the sun's out and there's blue sky. Typical. Triple  and  At least I got out on Sunday so not all bad.

Glad you got  a walk doc. Ooh...more rhyming   Those dippers are lovely aren't they? 

Glad you're able to get that Liri. Sometimes they also show things on national tv after it's been on the Scottish Beeb. 

No chocolate left here - fortunately. Not much Christmas cake either though...

I never liked those bars of different choc. Hated that Fry's Creme stuff too  Just as well we're all different or I'd be fighting you lot for the bobbly pink and blue liquorice allsorts and the coconut QStreets 



Posted: 29/12/2015 at 08:04

Morning all - glad you've had a good  day Pat 

Hi doc - great to see you up and about. Keep on keeping on  

Off in a little while to Bridge of Orchy to walk (Beinn Dorain) - may be just a bit windy though....  

Liri - don't know if you can get it on iPlayer - BBC2 Scotland is doing a Cameron McNeish prog - A Road Less Travelled - it was on last night here.  You might enjoy one bit in particular 

I like all the Quality Street apart from the orange ones - anyone want those?

Have a good day everyone - whether it's relaxing, visiting, being visited or eating. Or all of the above  


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 18:58

I don't want anymore lurgies either, just got rid of mine,so keep them all to yourselves 

Good to hear your son is healing - physically at least, RB. May he continue to do so. I'll happily relieve you of the Quality Street, but I think I've eaten plenty myself already. It's daughter's Christmas cake I keep sneaking bits of - I might have to do both hills tomorrow if I don't stop... 

I haven't watched the Agatha Christie thing yet. I take it there's plenty of watchable menfolk then? 

Spiced chicken, tomatoes and mushrooms in creamy sauce with mash for dinner. Yum 

How much bird food do burds eat a day?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 15:31

Yet to see a goldfinch here - they were thin on the ground when I lived round the corner too. Plenty of 'em in the NT garden nearby - no need for them to look further afield for food I expect. Not been much activity in the garden today - too mild for them to need extra rations.

Lovely pic Frankie. 


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 14:16

Dave - re cats - I wish that was true. Round here they walk and c*** on it - and mine isn't even  pea gravel either. 

I laid mine on layered membrane and it's contained by the beds and the timber grass edging. We're on clay and it  was well compacted anyway so no problem. I used a chunkier gravel - about 20mm 


 If you want grey - you could use slate, but it's quite expensive

December sprouting?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 13:20

Ewe better believe it....

December sprouting?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:48

Ew're both taking the p*** now...

December sprouting?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:02

I feel sheepish about my 'innewe-endo' now Verd....

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 11:35

Any cake plantpauper? I'm always hopeful 

Have a great day. Tricky so near Christmas. Hope you get lots of lovely things 


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