Latest posts by Fairygirl

Where does peat ome from?

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:29

We have loads up here but I don't think any of it's used commercially. Still cut by crofters as a source of fuel though. 

Plays havoc with the stitching on your boots...no wonder sheep get foot rot 


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:26

Meant to say DD - I'll inquire at the bank re your donation offer. So kind of you to want to support me and the other girls. Think my colleague's second sister might join us too as she's over here for a few weeks with her new twins....if she'd not too knackered!  

Think you're both very courageous doing half marathons - I can walk but not really run! Are you allowed to walk quickly? I could do a marathon like that !  

Roast chicken on here. Feeling a bit peckish.

Before and afters

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 18:17

It's hard to beat white planting for shade, especially an area you can see from a window. It glows at dusk 

Deep borders

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 18:13

I'd need to wear waterproof trousers most of the time if I only had the grass to sit on....

Sorry, much as I love grass, hard surfaces are a necessity in most domestic gardens.  Vital for main dining areas or for entertaining. Grass would never take the abuse. 

If you're ever in any doubt about hard landscaping - take a look at any of Ned Lutyen's designs. Masterclass 



Buxus Hedge

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 18:03

A slow release like Blood, Fish and Bone in spring would be ideal. If the plants were strong and healthy when you put them in, and the ground well prepared, they shouldn't need much attention till then. 

The odd foliar feed (seaweed is ideal) through the season can be beneficial  

Name of plant

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 17:56

Sounds the most likely candidate  


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 17:52

It has been beautiful LP - think a little spell of 'Verdun's weather' was overdue  Hope you're not too weary after all your slashing and burning recently. 

Pity I had to work though, then do the supermarket.  

Nothing super about it.

Full of Hallowe'en stuff   

Hoping they get some of the Pudsey things in before our C in N walk - thought we could take a bear and do a pic at each summit  

Sorry Dove - an arm and an awful lot of legs away 

RB - made me laugh - tiny flowers indeed! 

wedding music

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:51
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

we arrived to Queen of Sheba. 

Better Midler  , chapel of love whilst signing register

Finally , by CC Penseston as we left.

Much tittering


Wot  - no Judy, Hosta? 


How about James Brown -  # I feel good...




Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:47

doc - I know  how infuriating these things are and how angry it can make you. I had a run in with someone not long after I moved in here and it made me furious and very upset in equal measure. I felt very vulnerable - especially as I'm on my own with my girls - no big, strong partner to chip in and help. I said a few things I probably shouldn't have - but also could have said a  lot more when I found out more about her. As Dove says - run things by us if you can and we'll offer advice, support and commiserations. 

People can be such a heap of s***e  

Any brambles on it BL? 

Before and afters

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:39

I love a before and after DD - brilliant!  Isn't it tremendous how quickly something can change  

How you find the time to do what you do is incredible. I know how hard it can be to juggle all those plates, so I've put a hat on so that I can take it off to you  

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