Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:28

Think he'll have his work cut out with Novak  Dove, but great to see him through. Would love to see his brother win too  

Are your unmentionables mentionable again?   

Glad you're ok B'man. I don't think I'll get a walk tomorrow unless it's a low level one  

Around ten thousand with no leccy now. We take all that for granted here - not so funny when you're on an exposed island. I felt so sorry for the poor girl reporting from Saltcoats on tv this morning... although that's a place that could benefit from being battered by hurricane force winds.  It's a s***hole   

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:20

Euphorbias do exude a sap Denno, so don't worry. It would have been best to have left it outside from the start as they're hardy plants, but it'll be fine. Just keep it sheltered from the worst of the weather- plenty of air round it during the day as you've done - until it's hardened off properly and a bit bigger. Come spring it'll grow away and you'll be able to  pot it on again or plant it out depending on size. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:16

Gorgeous pix doc. What a contrast to our current climate! Love the strelitzia, in particular as well as your little friend at the end.  

What is the second plant in the second set? 

David - I've been doing them on the Windows editing doo dah but I use Photobucket to put the pix on here. It's a bit slow for altering sometimes. It's not working at the moment but I might put a few 'before and after' pix on later. 

I'm amazed at the difference the tweaks made. It's not always possible on hills to get the exact shot you want - can't manufacture weather and where the sun is! Being able to just lift and sharpen the colours is fantastic 

raised beds and artificial grass

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:07

I'd agree with Dave re the artificial grass. You'll need a decent sub layer to let water away. 

Raised beds will be great - mine are exactly what you describe in terms of contents, We have heavy clay and high rainfall here so the grit is a necessity. I used fencing timber and concreted short posts in to form the beds, as mine are different heights and sizes to accommodate the existing angled boundary. I also added a little timber coping to the tops of the beds as it makes them more decorative 


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:42

Home from work - not too much damage here apart from the tile and the side gate. It takes the full force of wind coming in. Might have to rethink that   Neighbouring  houses have lost fence panels from what I can see. 

Just as well hubby wasn't in Shetland fidget...he wouldn't have been getting home!

Off to get a couple of things with little fairy. Catch up with you all later 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:19

Think they (winterwatchers) might have been blown away last night....

I'm a couple of hours drive to get into red squirrel country, but in an hour I can be at Loch Lomond/Arrochar etc. I don't take it for granted - I'm grateful every time I drive along that road that I can see all that beauty. 

When it's not p***ing with rain of course....

Tinker away David! I've been trawling through all my online photos and tinkering with them too. It's taking me forever, but I can't believe the difference it's made to some of the walking pix in particular. Should have done it years ago 

Re that pic you were trying to zoom in on - would it help if I give you the original pic? That was a cropped one.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 08:05

Hopefully Panda! There's a 154 mile detour because of a landslide - it's on the east side of Loch Lochy, north of Spean Bridge. Glad I'm not heading up there today! 

Bird feeding

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 08:01

Stagbeetle - I put the bigger porridge oats in a small blender for a short while, just to make them smaller, but I think some people put them out as they are. You can get some makes which are ground smaller too. I chop cheese into little pieces for them - they're quite happy to pick those up - even robin sized birds have no problem 

Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 07:57

I'd never leave wellies outside here - upside down or otherwise!

A porch is ideal if you have one, but mine just live next to the back door, until summer when they go in a cupboard.



Posted: 29/01/2016 at 07:53

Morning. Tile off the roof and smashed, but at least we have electricity. Too dark to see if there's any other damage. Bridges closed up north, landslides and  roads closed, and hellish wind and rain. The islands are getting royally humped. No trains, ferries off etc.  Supposed to get snow later tonight but hopefully it won't be too bad here. 

You'll be glad to get home and have some peace Hosta 

Off for a quick look before I go to work. Have a good day everyone - stay warm and safe 

Discussions started by Fairygirl

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
Replies: 47    Views: 2295
Last Post: 27/12/2015 at 21:09

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
Replies: 24    Views: 1510
Last Post: 28/10/2015 at 22:37


The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
Replies: 16    Views: 823
Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 22:22

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
Replies: 32    Views: 1838
Last Post: 11/10/2015 at 20:42

The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
Replies: 20    Views: 1258
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:10

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 938
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 1369
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 1265
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 1291
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 1755
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 1472
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 1330
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 1337
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34

kitchen spam-don't answer it!

Replies: 3    Views: 1442
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 17:23

spam issues

Replies: 28    Views: 2297
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:53
1 to 15 of 16 threads