Latest posts by Fairygirl

Autumn Blues

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:42

No gaps here - these were in the last couple of weeks


and this was last October

Foliage for all year round and bulbs and a few perennials and annuals for extras. North west facing 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:03

Ouch doc...hope she's ok  

My day was good enough (  ) until I came home and this had been put through the door. Daughter didn't chuck it out - she left it for me on the table....

That's her written out of the will then....


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 18:55

I'm a huge supporter of the Olympics philippa, but I've never bought a lottery ticket either and don't intend doing so. Your opinion is as valid as everyone else's, so you shouldn't feel you have to justify it 

I'd like to know just how much lottery money is wasted on bagatelles and junkets...

Not all sports benefit from lottery money either - so their success is down to hard graft and the kindness of the private individuals who back them. 

Anyway - the US Open's on now and Kyle Edmund has just beaten the fancied French player. Get in! 

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 18:19

How kind of you both. I wouldn't think my pix are good enough GD so I've never thought about it. 

Sheps - knowing how experienced you are with a camera, that compliment means a lot to me. 

Sorry to hear you're not well enough to leave GD - I can understand how frustrating that could be. Beautiful though the glens are, they're not quite so hospitable in the middle of January , so you're probably better off where you are   

I love the scouring of the rocks Sheps. It's wonderful looking at the shapes, knowing that they've been created by centuries of water and snow melt. In Glen Etive a couple of months back, I sat for a while in the burn on the way back, on the big slab of rock in the  first pic. Could have stayed there for hours 

Ancient ruins Verd? Do the neighbours know you call them that?   

Clematis Avalanche

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:57

It looks like mildew Dave - common issue. Lack of water is the usual reason for clematis looking a bit ropey at this time of year   

When they're very close up to a wall or fence, they get a bit sheltered from any rainfall too, so it's easy to forget that they could be a bit dry there.

Nice plant - the foliage is such a lovely shape  

Last edited: 29 August 2016 17:58:20

Frog traps

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:54
Dovefromabove says:

Pa was from a farming family - he flew in Wellingtons 


See original post

 Didn't he have any proper shoes Dove?...

Is this site slow and clunky this evening?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:37

Think it's just me that's slow and clunky B3....

Canna lilies

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:36

I got someone very confused once Hosta - I thought they meant Calla lilies when they meant Cannas, because they said Canna lilies  

Perhaps Anne could clarify which it is! 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:31

Oh how weird - just read Hazel's post re Mary Poppins and Simon Mayo's playing Julie Andrews singing My Favourite Things on the radio!  

Yvie - I'm surprised that pic isn't sideways if you're on the vino.... 

Hope you're haivng a great time 

DD - fantastic. Just fantastic xxx

chicky - my friend's sister is on her way back from Reading too. I think her 'stuff' will be in quarantine too!

No Bank Hol up here and we work them anyway, but I'm off next week - hurray! 

Clematis Avalanche

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:21

Short of water Dave. Not uncommon but easily fixed  

Give it a really thorough soaking and a mulch. It should recover no problem. It's an early flowering variety so dry summer weather in that aspect is not ideal for it. Don't let it get dried out  and it should be fine.

Discussions started by Fairygirl

A Little ditty

If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
Replies: 15    Views: 788
Last Post: 29/12/2016 at 12:23

Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
Replies: 510    Views: 35088
Last Post: 19/05/2017 at 00:45

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

for the lovely Forker family  
Replies: 51    Views: 3890
Last Post: 25/12/2016 at 08:07

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
Replies: 24    Views: 1789
Last Post: 28/10/2015 at 22:37


The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
Replies: 16    Views: 1063
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: 2168
Last Post: 11/10/2015 at 20:42

The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
Replies: 20    Views: 1705
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:10

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1105
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 1541
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 1459
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 1468
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 2025
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 1666
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 1513
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 1516
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34
1 to 15 of 18 threads