Latest posts by Fairygirl

How to find out if compost is peat free?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 19:32

Nae bother Hostie - but they'll have to catch me first  

It's official

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 19:29

Quite a lot I think philippa - single or double decker?   

They'd need tiny little seatbelts too...

How to find out if compost is peat free?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 19:23

I do the same Hosta - I'm not paying my hard earned money for the rubbish that passes as 'peat free compost'. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:52

Horses were my job until I had my girls. I haven't ridden since I finished breaking a lovely youngster when I was pregnant with oldest fairylet. I'm often asked if I miss it, but I don't. It's different when it's your job. We had various tricky ponies of dubious temperament which all turned out well - one in particular who realised it was easier to do what he was asked, and became brilliant. The work put in was rewarded many times over. 

Any photos Hosta?  

Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:51

I knew nut and Dove would turn up to the rescue DD 

Straight to curved

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:50

Lou - just a thought. Would you consider removing the bit of border  at the s'house and making a little area in front of it (gravel/paving) for a seat /bench? You could then make a bigger curved bed coming round to meet your tree at bottom of the pic.  

That solves the problem of the door opening too. 

Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:40

Bob (the gardener) and nut know it's name - I can't remember at all  


Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:36

They cope with a fair amount of wet ground, so I'd be inclined to agree that it's animal rather than ground conditions. Mine have netting above them so they're fine, but the squirrels are taking quite a lot of the little alliums just now - similar size and depth of planting of course.

The ruddy sparrows have been taking the flowers off my cream ones...little b*****s 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:34

Did you have pants on too Verd - I hope so... 

Cloudy and a bit chilly - four degrees when I went to work this morning and about six now. Not sure where the forecasters got those high temps from for the west of Scotland for today...  

Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:28

Think it's because it's the weedy one DD - it has a different habit to the cultivated ones.

I remember someone had the same problem last year and they posted pix. 

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