Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:22

Heather Watson's just won the mixed  doubles with her partner Kontinen - must have been quick - I was about to watch it!     Well done to her too  

Gardener's Garters

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:40

They're very useful plants, especially as they're evergreen. They take sun or shade. Like most of their ilk, if the soil's moist they don't mind a good bit of sun. 

Emergency Plant Rescue

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:32

I have the same questions as fidget....

However, the water will keep diluting the bleach, but eventually, the bleach will win and it'll keel over. 

Forum bug

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:22

Drainage for brick raised bed

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:13

Think Bob's right Alex - a pic would help!

Not sure if I've completely misunderstood, but, when you say there's no drainage, do you mean the bed's sitting on the patio and has no weep holes? Or do you mean the only drainage is right next to the wall/fence?

As long as the soil's below the damp course, there shouldn't be a real problem there, it's a bigger issue if the bed can't drain out onto the patio anywhere. You can always put a physical barrier between the bed and the house wall/fence. You may need to rethink the whole thing if the retaining wall on the bed is high though. 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 17:57

I knew that would be controversial....

I don't care - Andy won!  Superb match. I even managed to watch it   

and Lendl even smiled   

Raonich will have his day - he's got it all there. 

Hazel -  I calls it as I sees it ....don't take it too seriously  

chicky - I've  'macked'  both 'ma knees'.... 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:02

Cash isn't fit to tie the laces of Mac, Becker or any of those previous great champions they've shown, including Lendl...

and on that controversial note - I'm off to either watch or run away! 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:41

Night Pat - oh, you've probably gone already 

I'm going to have to go back out...to walk, or to do stuff in the garden, rain or not. My nerves aren't up to it 

How did I manage to watch the first final he was in ? 

And Pat Cash needs to grow up and stop dying his hair 

You're in your fifties man, you're fooling no one...

Take a hint from Mac. He was a better player than you for a start, and he knows how daft you look  

Gardener's Garters

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:34

Carex oshimensis Evergold, Dove 

Good doer - puts up with almost anything. 

I speak from experience...

Confused primrose

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 12:01

They're indestructible - slugs annihilate mine regularly but they keep on keeping on! 

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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