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Latest posts by Fairygirl

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:09

Hi Natalie. This is part of a batch of timber I got a couple of weeks ago for a bit of fence. It looked blacker than this, but once the pack was opened up it lightened as it was able to breathe.

I used it while it was wet and the following day it was dry, and I painted it :

 Most big timber merchants who are turning out loads of timber don't have the capacity to store it under cover, and it's often soaking wet when it's lifted and transported. I personally wouldn't be worried about using it, but, if you're not happy with it, contact the merchant and discuss it. Opened out, fencing timber will dry out quite quickly even at this time of year and will take paint.  


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:52

Leftover slow cooker brisket from last night for me soon. 

Sounds good Bob. We've enjoyed the little crop of apples we've had. Glad some of you have had a productive day. Hope I can get outside tomorrow and continue with what I was doing yesterday. Still have sweet peas flowering by the back door - letting them go to seed as I've not done that before. 



silly quotes

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:35

If you pulled a face, your mother would say  'if the wind changes, your face will stay like that'. 

silly quotes

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:09

Lily- it's 'many a mickle maks a  muckle'

A lot of a little makes a lot! 


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 15:45

I wish the people who own one along from me would do something about it- that and the rest of the mess round their garage. Why are people so dirty and lazy? Eyesore beyond belief. 

Weather here hideous so curtain making for me today. Very dark with all the heavy clouds and sleety rain. At least all  my plants that I did yesterday got watered in !

Hope it's better tomorrow 

WIll catch up on the posts here. Not been on for a bit 


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 14:27

I was hoping to get more planting done tomorrow, Clarington but if I'm going to need a canoe....I could move the flag Irises I suppose 

The pile of bulbs is gradually getting smaller though! Got more in today and going back out now that I've had some lunch. Ground is soaking wet so just as well most of them are in pots or in the new raised beds.

Serious! Really

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 14:23

Gilly - you've lost the plot- it was Peter Gilmore! I loved the Onedin Line and was lucky enough to see Peter Gilmore in a production of Noises Off many years ago. He was excellent. 

Just as well you posted archie- us laydees were getting a bit carried away! 

And I remember the original Sooty and Sweep, Andy Pandy and the Woodentops...even though I'm so young..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 11:21

Antirrhinum Birdy. Not totally hardy as far as I know.

Lovely autumnal pic 

My little Tiarella 'Cygnet', awaiting it's new home. Maybe today it'll go in!


Serious! Really

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 11:04

You're needing to find someone more current lily! 

Eric McCormack's doing it for me just now! (Will from Will and Grace) His new show's a load of old tosh but he's looking good!

Does anyone else love Dave Allen as much as I do? His shows were just wonderful. Sadly missed.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 10:52

I bought this little Tiarella recently- 'Cygnet' to go in a shady border. 

Lovely foliage and flowers


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