Latest posts by Fairygirl

How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 18:12

Just saw that Dove - how weird!  


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:56

Think the weather's to be slightly better tomorrow Liri - not that it would be hard! Look at the Met Office weather online - it's about the most accurate normally. You might feel a bit  on the way over 

Why are your fingers softening on the hob Dove?

Have you been at that wine again? 

Bird feeders

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:38

There's a type of mastic that doesn't harden so perhaps that might be more successful than a standard grease. It's a roofing product (I think ) and it's thick and gloopy. I'll try and remember what it's called, but I think you can get it in DIY stores quite easily. 

strange shoots on wet leaves

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:35

oh Edd - I just commented on your bonsai lawn/chair thingy thread to say you weren't around! Now you can give us an update  

Didn't know anything about the fungus but I couldn't see anything for the bindweed too Steve...

How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:32

Edd's not around just now - I expect he'll update us at some point.

Wonder if  he's got Bonsai hayfields now...


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 12:38

'boottles' dove - have you already been imbibing?  

Lyn -  I read A Handful of Dust which I enjoyed, but it was a very long time ago. Brideshead always makes my cry when I read it. Jeremy Irons was excellent too - Ryder wasn't a particularly nice character but I cried for him as well at the end. Superb piece of writing isn't it? Did you know they were originally to be cast the other way round? I can't imagine Irons as Sebastian at all. I've got a special edition box set of it, with lots of bits behind the scenes. I'd forgotten all about the strike at the time which meant they had to have a different director  

Lovely news for you Yvie 

Saw your lovely pic on the camera thread Steve. It's a beauty.

At the last meeting it was decided.........

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:05

They liked it so much pp, that they're now building a complete new town called 'Hearthill' a few miles further east - still right next to the M8    

Hopefully it'll be more attractive than Harthill. Wouldn't be difficult 

I like that pic Tetley - you bemused 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:59

It sounds a bit like that pink spirea that I loathe B3. It has yellowy foliage though. That's why I hate it so much - the combination 

With you on Golden Rod a1154. Vile plant.  

The white Bergenia's on it's last warning....it's just not thriving anywhere I put it. It's not because I don't like it. 

Top 3 plants

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:56

My favourite has been Phormium Cream Delight - it's still my favourite now and will continue to be over winter. It's shone like a little beacon on all the dull, lousy days we've had this year and is a complete 'delight' in winter. 

Clematis Etoile Violette is always a favourite but Niobe has been glorious in it's depth of colour, so it has taken EV's place. The third would be the Pasqueflowers in spring, heralding the longer days and warmer weather to come - even if it didn't! 

Shoots already!

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:51
Steve 309 wrote (see)

This has started to happen in the last few years.  I don't remember it happening ages ago.  (But then I don't remember much these days...)

thought that was just me Steve 

Mine are also outside, slightly sheltered from the worst of the rain which causes more problems than nay cold will give them. They'll be absolutely fine John, it's what they're designed to do.

Hope you get a good display  

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