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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:30

I've just recently sown some of those lisa. They're in pots and will get slotted into spaces where I currently have Narcissus and Irises, later in the year.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:16

Think this  is a better pic:


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:07

Lovely clem MrsG. Isn't it nice when you get a little surprise 

This was mine today when I started unfurling 'Constance' from her cane now that the first bit of trellis is up:



Posted: 05/04/2014 at 19:51

Just waiting on leftovers for tea. Was o utside till half 7 as it cleared up and got to the balmy heights of 12 degrees 

Last fiddly bits of fence painted and put on at back gate, and one piece of trellis attached and lots of seeds sown. Took the labels off the new Clematis 'Constance' to start fixing it to trellis and there was a little ladybird hiding inside the label 

My horse came second but I didn't put any money on. Woe is me

Last years's winnings paid for some plants!

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:51

KEF - just as well there's normal folk like us on here now and again.. I never see odd things in pix -  'the voices' always tell me to ignore them if I do....

Glad you're well John H. The new trees are bonny 


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:33

KEF - archie will be watching the National  - wonder if he got the winner 

Too miserable here to do much so I've been drawing plans and watching the racing instead. Daughter's made flapjacks so I may have to have another cup of tea...

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 15:31

Pick the right spot first Buzybee. Not too many trees around if possible. You want a location where you'll be able to plant round it to give birds and animals some cover, especially any little froglets which you'll hopefully have. If you can site it where you can also see it in all seasons that's  a big plus. You don't need a pump, just some oxygenators. Once you've dug the hole for it, put it in and backfilled (make sure it's level!) cover the edges with rocks or turf (if it borders your grass) so you don't see the plastic edges. Then you're  ready to go with filling it up and getting some plants in and around it. Lots of people here to offer suggestions for suitable plants so don't be frightened to ask. 

If you can post a few pix of your plot that will help with suggestions too. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 13:04

Lovely John - as always 

Where you been, what you been up to? 

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 12:50

Triandrus is the term for two or three (or more)  flowers on each stem Tracey 

I have Silver Chimes and Thalia which are both that type. They're scented so it's another reason to plant them. I've got Tresamble this year which I've not tried before. They're a bit shorter so should hopefully be more wind and waterproof 


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 12:00

I'm so sorry about your loss  David, and you're so right. Hospitals can get bad reputations and it's the only thing we hear about. My mum died in a local hospital after having an aneurism. It often gets bad publicity but I can't praise the staff highly enough. The doctor who spoke to my Dad was incredible. How do you tell a man in his late eighties sitting in a wheelchair that his wife of over fifty years isn't going to live? He got down on his knees beside him and held his hand. I'll never forget that.

In time, that care your sister received will be a huge comfort you all David.

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