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Latest posts by Fairygirl

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:34

I agree with WillDB about new housing having trees and other wildlife built into the plans. The area I grew up in was basically a village, now 40/50 years on the place is totally unrecognisable. They are now building a small group of very large houses in a site next to the area where my family home was. It's involved cutting into a steep hill at the back, and the houses are practically sitting on the main road at the front. The gardens  look tiny as far as I can see, and, like many of the new developments,  the internal 'roads' are being done with those brick paviours. It will be very sterile. The entire area is houses, houses and more houses yet the schools are full to bursting and the main shopping centre is too small to cope. It's all very sad to see. 

Small pond

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:21

Any size of pond is worth it DD. As philippa said - get the balance right with plants in the pond and don't forget the surrounding planting areas too, and it will be an asset. I've had ponds of all sizes from a few feet long to 60 feet long and they all do the job of attracting wildlife. The brighter the spot it's in the better but a tiny water lily will help with the surface shading. My girls bought me a pygmy one recently for my birthday for my tiny new pond here


No Leaves on Hornbeam

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:14

The milder weather has caused lots of plants of all types to be springing into life early Kayjay. Spring bulbs are doing the same - when the weather becomes cold enough the growth will slow. I wouldn't worry too much - Hornbeam's pretty tough. It makes a beautiful hedge. 


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:51

Make me one too KEF please 

Morning all - don't know if it's good - can't see much outside! Ok..slight exaggeration.. 

Very foggy but I think it's to be dry and quite sunny so I may get outdoors for a while. Not been on here this week so will have a look round to see what you've been up to while I have tea and a little something 

new job

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:14

Terrific news. A great new start for you now and hopefully lots of better things to come 

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:08

I think a little perspective is needed here. Until all the facts are known about the unfortunate death of this man, it's easy to get carried away. I personally find it strange that brushing past this plant is immediately being cited as the cause. There are loads of plants which can cause harm but, as a parent, my children knew they didn't eat anything in the garden unless they checked with me first.

I grew up with a Laburnum in the front garden and I never had any desire whatsoever to eat any part of it, but my Mum created an air of mystery about it as she kept going on about it being poisonous. That made me more curious than I might have been, so a balance is needed - as in most things in life. 


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:50

Morning all. Damp but very mild 8 degrees when I took daughter to work just before 7. It never got near that all day yesterday.

Congratulations DD. I'm sure you will reap the benefits - although maybe not till it's over! We're all to support you through it 

Nice pavlova RB but the strawberries all fell off ... they were one of my 5 a day as well... 

Hi BK - hope you enjoy using the forum. 

Off for a very quick look round before I go to work soon. Have a good day everyone

Weed or flower?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 07:55

I used to know someone who bred budgies and she fed it to them too 


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 07:45

Morning all. Cloudy here but not sure how cold as I've not been outside yet. Work for me anyway so probably won't get anything done outside later unless I put the outdoor lights on!

Daughter's boyfriend is from California - near the coast - and he said they've had a drought there ever since he was born 20 years ago. He was quite enjoying the lashing rain here on Saturday 

Fingers crossed DD 

I often have meals like that too fidget - using up leftovers is my speciality 

Off for a quick look round before I go. Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 19:08


Nice to see you OL - hope all is going well. That's a Calla lily  - this is a Canna


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