Latest posts by Fairygirl

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: Yesterday at 13:59

I've used standard black landscape fabric on parts of old fence here. It provides wind protection but also hides bits of ugly views and 'disappears' into the background too. 

Camera Talk

Posted: Yesterday at 13:42

Terrific photos  Jacqueline. Aren't close ups of insects and butterflies etc  just fascinating? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 13:34

Love that creamy Dahlia, flowers. I'm not really a fan of them, as I really don't have the time to 'do' them, but they're definitely getting more popular again, which is a good thing I reckon.

They're losing the 'old man' image image they had back in the sixties and seventies 


Posted: Yesterday at 13:30

With you on the fish and chips thing Lantana. Always seems like a good idea, but the reality isn't quite the same. I don't like chips from chip shops, and I only have the special fish now. Perhaps they just aren't as good, or perhaps my tastes have changed! I never liked strawberries either - but I like them more now. Even when I grew them when my girls were small, I didn't really eat them. They do taste better when home grown, as long as they get some warmth to ripen them.  

Finished now and a week off to get on with 'stuff'. If only the weather would improve...

There's a phrase you don't often hear BM - "I have stopped work as neighbours' bees are onthe run..." 

doves taking over

Posted: Yesterday at 08:07

Snap gardenmaiden   

doves taking over

Posted: Yesterday at 08:06

It's quite a common issue Sarah. Your council chap is right - if you can make sure there's no food around for a while, that may be enough to deter them. I think the rat poison is also fine as you don't have it exposed. Most types are usually hidden where birds wouldn't be accessing it. Might be worth looking at the instructions on some of them just to find out.

There will be others here who can help you further - it's something I've never had to deal with fortunately. 

Whereabouts are you? We were discussing merlins recently as I got some pix of a young one when I was in Glen Lyon last week. Gorgeous birds   


Posted: Yesterday at 08:01

I woke in the middle of the night and caught some of Mr Trumpet's speech obelixx.....it's a wonder I got back to sleep. Are Americans really this blind?    

Anyway - morning all/afties Pat 

Wet here - it woke me at half five battering down on the metal lid of the fire pit thingy. It's that nice summer stuff that comes vertically and waters everything nicely - no wind. Forecast doesn't look too brilliant over the weekend though...or next week. Hope it changes 

Better get ready for work - have a good day everyone - enjoy all your trips and outings  and gardening 


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:56

Clari - I think you need to get back  to that job hunting you were doing a while back....

There's 'being a loyal, hard working employee', and  there's 'being taken for a mug'....a fine line divides them....

Got hot here after the thunder and rain yesterday, although it was more like the norm when I went to work - about 13 degrees. It was mid twenties at lunchtime. I got a few things done outside then and when I came home. I have next week off so I hope to get a lot more done, weather permitting. 

Haven't been on here today so will have a little catch up while contemplating dinner. 

Garden play area surfacing

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 22:03

Artificial grass isn't like Astro turf - it's like grass, and is soft. Why not make a simple edge to the area (timber?) and add enough sand to make a reasonable 'cushion'. You can then lay the artificial grass on top. That's how it gets laid anyway - on a sand base - and pegged down. It's not particularly  cheap though.

Most people use bark for play areas   

Bl*#dy Tomatoes!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:55

I've done both methods, but I think the pots are the main factor Steve. I use those cheap plastic florist's buckets that you get in supermarkets for a couple of quid for 6 or something. They're nice and sturdy when full of compost  

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