Latest posts by Fairygirl

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:55

I bought a new camera last year hollie - after losing mine half way down a hill.... 

The new one has a 36 x zoom lens so it's ideal for my needs, but it's much bigger and heavier than the old one and took a bit of getting used to. I also didn't want to spend a fortune either as it gets knocked around a bit when I'm out. It's a good compromise. 

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:50

Crack on Pete   

Joking aside, my front grass is a similar aspect to Penny's, but less shaded by planting. It's largely moss at this time of year. It gets minimal attention in spring apart from a weed and feed and maybe a little seed scattered later, and generally looks quite good in summer. I don't have dogs or children running around on it though....  

fatisa japonica

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:44

Uh huh, RB ....

They also need a fair bit of moisture. Dry soil can be a factor. The foliage can prevent moisture getting through, so it's easy to think wateringis unnecessary if there's been quite a bit of rain. People think the plant is getting well watered when in reality, the ground could be drying out considerably. 

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:22

Only the left hand side came out with any real definition hollie, although I could see a lot elsewhere.  I need a more powerful camera  

I got some good ones in August.

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:54

I'd never recommend artificial over the real thing normally, Pete - but grass grown badly, in the wrong conditions looks dreadful and behaves badly in a residential garden. Done carefully and with some good planting, I think the fake stuff can be very useful. Bit of colour in a darker space   

Am I convincing anyone?  

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:49

Doubt it'll be clear enough here, but I've been taking pix regularly of the moon on the many clear cold nights here recently, as well as the Harvest moon in September

Thursday night

Last night - camera couldn't pick up the definition on it very well - too bright!

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:01

Not Astroturf Pete - artificial grass. Two different beasts  

Some of the new stuff is very good. It's changed enormously in the last five years or so.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:58

I don't have any either Joyce, sorry 

Think my week off work has made me worse. Regretting working in the garden on the couple of good days at the beginning of the week instead of getting on a hill. That might have pepped me up. 

Think I'll finally have to bin the sweet peas. They've struggled on valiantly through the wild weather on Frdiay night, but they look a bit battered and bruised. The foliage is really rough too. They're such good doers  - Cupani. I love them  

Last edited: 13 November 2016 09:59:19

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:49

Took a pic -


Ornamental grasses

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:34

Give it a go obelixx. It apparently copes well with drought because of it's usual habit. Perhaps a good dose of manure in the ground on planting and keep it well watered till established? I've got it in ordianry soil, but in the garden round the corner it was in a very dry bit of ground as we had several mature trees nearby. Despite our high rainfall, the ground was very poor quality and dry through summer.  I never bothered doing anything to it either. 

It looks great just now as it's fading into old gold colours  

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