Latest posts by Fairygirl

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!  


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 14:16

My blue one flowered constantly last year till about September - possibly longer.

Perfect conditions for it - cool and damp 


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 14:15

I have the following week off anyway Joyce. One of the other girls is off this week so it will be worse than hellish as she's currently doing the work of two people for no extra pay..... 

I hope there's a bit of an improvement...I have lots to be getting on with as well as getting some extra walking. 

Thought it was supposed to be a bit better down your way today and for the golf. 

Nae luck Hosta...

Decorative furniture covers

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 14:10

That's as may be gffinch, but legit companies pay for advertising their goods, unlike these kinds of freeloaders.

It's also why they appear at weekends when the mods aren't around to kick their a**es...

We have been polite haven't we Ceres...till now!  

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 14:01

It's still a good time....


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 13:59

I'm inside and I've not got much less on than I had on the hill yesterday..and it was probably only around three or four degrees on the top  

At least I don't need the waterproof jacket and gloves though....

I could lend you a brush Clari....

I am putting up batten and curtain pole for bedroom curtains. Well I was until the screwdriver died. It's useless - battery doesn't hold a charge fro any time at all, and the spare one doesn't charge properly... 

I've put the washing out. Don't know if it'll dry....


Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:43

Actually, I've always liked Diarmuid. He did what all designers of any kind do - pushed boundaries. 

Otherwise, none of us would ever do anything different, and gardens would become sterile, boring and identical. 

All Scottish gardens, for example,  would still be conifer laden, heather clad, rhododendron filled plots.

Creativity is a wonderful thing 

Can anyone help me with my Hawthorn hedge problem?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:38

Good stuff mrleelee. Your hedge will thank you  

Big specimens will always be harder to get established , as has been said. I know it seems the ideal solution when you want privacy quickly, but smaller plants get away quicker, and will soon catch up. 

Hawthorn's very forgiving though, so I'm sure they'll be fine  


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:34

Won't let you upload anything over 2.5 fidget. I've tried, using loads of different ones till I got to that size. I've flagged it up but nothing's been resolved as far as I know 

I think KEF was still having building work done lily. She pops in now and again. 

CAn we have some of your heat - I have washing to go out and it'll just hang there doing nowt...

The rain has gone off but it's not great drying weather. I've just been watching a flurry of blue, great and coal tits on the feeder and among the shrubs. Keeping my greenfly away  

If I could be bothered,  could iron my curtains and get the pole organised to put them up of course...

So angry: Neighbour has cut back my pyracantha

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:28

Fair enough Lou, and you're right, if they're acting illegally, they're going to keep quiet.

In that case - I agree with you both. Bung him under the patio ecokid!  

On a serious note, that's a horrific amount of c**p you've had to deal with, Lou. I've had relatively few neighbour issues, until I moved into this house. Mainly children who've clearly been allowed to do what they want for years, and don't take kindly to being told that it's not happening any more. Their parents are just as ignorant unfortunately. A friend across the road had a parent at her door because she'd shouted at their child. The child along, with two others, had been standing at her boundary fence, poking it's hands in and teasing her dogs who were going mental barking. I said to her, I bet  it would have been a different story if one of the dogs had then bitten their feral brat.I'd heard the commotion and also saw him at the door and was ready to give her moral support if needed.   She's no mug and saw him off. 

As I'm on my own, I don't have a man who can go round and do a bit of 'talking' and it does make me an easier target. I harbour dreams of chucking a well aimed, lit rag in the direction of the neighbours'  'vehicles' across the back from me. If he filled them with fuel, he'd double their value...

The sad thing is, it's not the big issues that cause problems - it's the ones that are considered low level nuisance - noise is probably the most common. These irritations on a regular basis are what drives us all mad. 

Why are so many people so b****y inconsiderate? 

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