Latest posts by Fairygirl

Ponds with rock edging and pebbles

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 19:02

Lucid - large paving slabs  would be a different matter for tiny creatures to cross as opposed to shingle and pebbles, so unless your pond was surrounded by solid paving, and there was no other route out,  you don't need to worry  

Droopy seedlings

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:38

Agree - they're drowning. Let them dry out gregor. Plenty of light  is also important as marc says.

They'll hopefully perk up once they drain off a bit. Little seedlings don't need much moisture  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 14:32

Glad your wrist is a bit better Joyce. Just a little deadheading though - nothing too adventurous 

Extension is almost there now RB - thanks. The thought of donning painting clothes is depressing...

Very jealous chicky - hope you have a terrific time. Think obelixx is right about the cake, but I'm sure you'll survive  

Hope all goes well with your new 'job' of judging BL. Wonder if people get as worked up about flower competitions as they do in other forms of showing? Stupid question really - of course they do! Be ready with a good answer for the questions and rude comments.... 

Holly tree, cematis montana and bird cover

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 14:21

bugsbunny - severely pruning the montana varieties will inevitably mean a loss of flowering for a while. They flower on the older stems so all you've done is remove some of the flowering potential of the plant,  but it will recover and should be much better next year so don't worry. They're fairly indestructible!  

A good feed, water and mulch will help it along. It's sometimes necessary to give them a good chop as they can outgrow their space very easily. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 08:06

Morning all/afties Pat. Glad the little dog's better  

Have a good trip doc. Think the weather's turning colder for you unfortunately. Hope you packed your simmit  

Enjoy your day of 'dandling'  lily. Is that a Scottish term or does everyone use it?  

Gelato sounds good Dove - have it while sitting in the garden. Double whammy  

Full of the cold now but at least it's Friday. I think I can struggle through work like a brave little soldier though....

Hope everyone has a good day 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 08:01

Beechgrove is on a Thursday night here sanjy -other parts of UK on Sunday although I think it's shown on  a Sky channel on Thursdays too.

Verd - I'd have taken the whole lot out frankly.....

And it won't resemble a hillside either -  no matter how hard he tries! 

Ponds with rock edging and pebbles

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:57

Insects and butterflies too BL.  I agree with the others Lucid, the internet can be very useful but it can also fill you with unnecessary fear. I think a beach would only be an issue if it was enormous and there was no other cover around. Not likely in a standard garden pond. If you're really worried, an arching grass or sedge nearby will add some shade to the pebbled area, but I don't think you need it  

Once you have the plants in place, it will be great. Loads of wildlife will use it. Enjoy 

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:31

Thanks Nora. No hurry  

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:12

Loving the compact list of threads too. That's probably one of the best fixes as it was one of the biggest bugbears. Hope you all get a quieter weekend this week 

I still have a problem with photo posting though - it's a bit hit and miss. Sometimes need a few goes to get it to work.  Can't upload anything bigger than 2 or 3 Mb. Hopefully that will be better soon though. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:55

Gorgeous Sheps. There's no doubt the quality of the camera helps with such a detailed subject!

There's one (or two maybe)  that hangs around the burn near where I work but I don't go round that bit really. I suppose I should, because it's apparently there a lot. Would be nice to get a pic if possible.

Hope you find a suitable camera GD. Mine was under  £100, reduced from about £140. I know Hostafan got a good one recently too - don't know if David can remember which one it was. Mine is a bit heavier than my old one but I'm used to it now. I wondered if I'd made a mistake and should have got one of the small ones - just because it's all extra weight to lug up hills, but I think it was worth it for the better zoom and features. 

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