Latest posts by Fairygirl

Wierd ice like stuff on grass

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 13:55

Fantastic Dove.  After looking at the pix, I dare say I've seen some of those, but not realised what they were. 

Some are quite stunning - some are a bit    

Impact of solar lights on wildlife ?

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 13:52

I think Verdun's right - and  over time, nature generally adapts to it's surroundings. Every time a new shopping complex or housing estate is built, most of the creatures that were living there will move elsewhere. Also, developers have to plant trees etc in these areas, so you could argue that they're helping some species of wildlife, and lots of 'new house' owners will make gardens.  So it's not all bad. Swings and roundabouts....literally. 

We can't save the world, but we can save small parts of it.  It's only when humans start building on or digging up every tiny scrap of land that we'll need to worry. Hopefully I won't be around to see that. 

Planting aliums

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 13:42

If they're  a bigger variety they'd probably be better too deep than too shallow, but as Verd and Berghill say - there are lots of factors involved with soil and your own conditions etc.

I wouldn't worry about  them too much. Alliums are very adaptable - and forgiving  

Wierd ice like stuff on grass

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 13:35

Did we come to a conclusive ID on the 'ice'? Is it a slime mould as nut suggested? It's quite fascinating - never seen that before 

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 13:33

Beautiful Hosta - and a nice story to go with it  

David - for me, it's mainly leccy pylons that spoil photos 


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

so do tourists 

Tourists spoil most things....


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 13:29

Hosta  I've got two inflatable cushions ( don't ask  )  I could have sent you the spare one. actually it was to stop me getting a numb bum on long drives home after walking!  Would you like the spare one, LP? 

Hope Liri's mum is settled. Hope Liri is too 

DD - it's confusing when the same actress is in both shows! I'm not so keen on River, but Unforgotten gets better and better  

Chicky - that's great that Mr chicky is feeling well enough to do all that. Frustration is such a big part of the problem with recovery. Little steps 

Weather forecast for the hills this weekend is every shade of s*** Lesley. Lightning, hail, sleet and rain.  I'll be like a bear with a sore head.  I may have to make the bee hotel with the piece of log in the kitchen that I've dried out. Better charge up the drill 

Have you caught up with yourself yet WW 

ID on giant wasp

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 13:08

Wood wasps are fantastic creatures. I've seen them in my garden here, and the one I had round the corner. Beautiful thing. I'm south  of Glasgow Steven.

As Dove says - it's not a sting. Hopefully you'll see another one and not panic.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 08:16

I'm currently loving Daryl's chrysanths. Not something I'd ever think of growing, but I'm changing my mind as they'd be terrific for colour at this time of year. They look great displayed by that bird bath. 


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 08:13

I see we're being invited to buy some nice bedroom furniture now Dove. It would be handy for me - if I had a bedroom to put it in...

I quite fancy a rocking horse  

I'll get me coat.....

Actually, I need to do that - off to work. See you all later 


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 07:58

Morning all - glad you're ok Pat. Visitors are b***y tiring!

I see we have an interesting new spammer Dove 

Overcast here and rain to come later and all weekend is to be fairly hellish so possibly no walking for me 

Garden looks bright and cheery though on these misty murky days.

We need a few pix of the new extension Steve 

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