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Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:04

Hello all. Not been around much this week. Off to have a look at what's what.

Hope all the sickly people are doing ok. How's your mum Verdi?

Lovely blossom to lighten up the miserable day here - again 

Wodehouse competition mistake

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:02

Shouldn't that be -  'I say, what old chap'  nut? 

Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:20

I'd think that would be fine Michael. I made a lot of raised beds last year of varying height and size along a fence. I've used compost and a small amount of soil but, you're right, it's expensive doing it with all compost. Are you near a nursery? They will often sell spent compost at a lower rate. Probably not the right time of year though. 

Tomato Feed - Yes or No

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:10

Haven't sown any toms yet - probably next week. Same as Dove - windowsills till they go out into a plastic growhouse where they will stay. We get very few nights through the summer that have a high enough temperature even if it's warm enough through the day. Had a great crop last year -  I expect the lovely summer helped!

Is this earwigs?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:46

I get clematis buds nibbled like that quite often. I'd guess snails - I get monster ones in this garden.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:40

Aren't bees brilliant! 

My daughter used to love seeing all the pollen on their legs when she was little - she loved their 'orange trousers' 


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:33

Morning all. Cold and damp here, only 4 degrees when I went to feed the birds so I doubt painting's on the cards. Where has spring gone? 

Hope everyone has a good day whatever they are up to - don't eat  too much cake Stacey - save some for us for later 

Friend round last night so off for a look round here now.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:25

Compost it for a few months till it's rotted down then it'll be fine to use. It's no different to 'old style' straw bedding in that respect. Most horses are bedded on shavings now 

Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:26


I caught the end of an Alan Titchmarsh programme about woodland this afternoon. He was talking about how Britain was covered in forest and that a squirrel, if he was so inclined, could have travelled from the north of Scotland to the south of England without ever touching the ground.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:23

Are you referring to the noise nut, or was that just a polite way of saying *##**#!...

Potters- agree totally.

Lily - according to a deputy head teacher,apparently my youngest got a B in a Higher prelim recently- in a subject she didn't take...Now that's really clever!

 I should have told him that too...

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