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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Butterfly Release 2013

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:00

In a previous garden - only a few hundred yards from where I am just now - I regularly had Painted Lady butterflies. Perhaps it was all the thistles Dove! 


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 08:44

BL  - you'd be as well living here - you seem to get just  as much rain!

No sun forecast here until Monday - when I'm at work 

Bacon and mushroom KEF? At least you're getting one of your five 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 08:38

Those are terrific pix diggindoris. Aren't dragonflies stunning? I remember walking one of the hills up at Loch Etive in late summer and as we walked over the marshy low lying area clouds of dragonflies took off in front of us.  Wasn't quick enough to get pix though - too busy enjoying the sight 

SW Facing front.

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 08:28

I'd back Choisya as well and would use Irises and hardy geraniums for a bit of variation in height. Something like Potentilla would be happy and give colour for along time with the geraniums and without too much maintenance, and Hebes would be happy and give structure with the Choisya- loads of varieties to choose from. You could add a large pot for seasonal interest and have spring bulbs as well. I'd agree with Verd about the dicentras and foxgloves - think they'd struggle in that sun.

Everedge lawn edging

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 08:24

I've never been tempted to use it Meomye because I can't see how it would be sturdy enough to do a decent job of retaining grass and surely it would  get pushed aside eventually?  I expect someone here will have used it and will be able to give you a better viewpoint though.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 08:16

Morning all. None too warm here 

I get burning finger regularly at work from not being diligent with the hot glue gun. Still, it distracts me form all the other aches and pains ...every cloud 

Supposed to rain later so will see if I can get something done before that.

Off for a look at what you were all up to last night when I was snoozing 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:34

Guinea pig is supposed to be one of the best for compost. A friend was looking after her grandson's last year so she gave me a few bags for my bin.

The manure I mean - not the actual guinea pigs...

wasp nest

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:31

Gillian - did they taste of honey?...

I had some going in through an air brick and squirted some of the wasp killing stuff you can get in DIY stores into the brick. Seemed to do the trick, but maybe I was lucky 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:24

What sort of effect are you looking for Sharon? Any particular colours? Evergreen? Cottage style perennials? 



Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:21

Evening all. Cold here 

KEF-  trust me - small fairy does a lot of chilling out. If she chilled any more she'd never get out of bed...

Interesting blackest. It's a wonder there's any wildlife left isn't it! 

OL- is that dinner for this evening? Might be a bit chewy 

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