Latest posts by Fairygirl

decking tiles

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 16:38

They'll move as well. You need a frame to put them on, and you'd need to cover the grass first with landscape fabric and some gravel to avoid the problem Bilje mentions. 

No easy short cuts Wills! 

Leaf mould

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 16:36

I had mainly sycamore at my house round the corner - made great leaf mould. 

I found the black bags with holes much quicker than the wire container. The container dries out more than bags do. I started with a container, but as the tree  got bigger, I needed another one. Not having time to make it, I used bags one year, rather than letting the leaves go to waste. They were rotted really well after a year, while the others were still a bit hit and miss. 

If you can just  run your mower over them roughly, then gather them back up , they'll rot quicker Marc. That might be better for you if you don't have lots of room. 


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 16:31

Meant to say - they look lovely RB. Just the job for my dinner...


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 16:29

You and me both Panda ( - love the Zhandra Rhodes look  ) I'm debating whether or not I can run an electric current through the railings on the front steps....

Naughty fairy 

My boot are pristine jo - cleaned and waxed and ready for action tomorrow  

I've done quite a bit outside - would have been more if I hadn't attended to a sedum in a pot. Went to take the spent flower stems off and it all came away in my hand out of the pot completely. Just thought it had got waterlogged and died, so I spread the compost in a border to find it full of b****y vine weevil larvae...  Spent ages gathering it all up and laying it out on paving for the birds to eat.

It was beautiful earlier - really warm in the sun. I'd hoped to fix a new Suffolk gate latch on my side gate but the faffing with weevils took a while. Too chilly out there now for messing about with tools and such, but the birds are enjoying scoffing the grub 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:56

Took this from the kitchen window earlier - rocket still flowering it's head off, as are the Jap anemones 



Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:53

In a previous garden, I watched a squirrel for ages industriously collecting peanuts from the bird table and carefully burying them. After he buried each one, a magpie followed him and ate it. He just waited patiently for the squirrel each time, and the poor squirrel was oblivious as he was so busy scurrying up and down to the table. I felt so sorry for him, but couldn't help laughing. 

Think we've gone slightly off topic! 

Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:40

They can be a pain, but I've been entertained so much by these two that I can't dislike them too  much  

Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:29

That's lovely Kathy - perhaps I'll start calling them penguins! The young ones here have made me laugh a lot with their antics this year. 


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:28

Night Pat - glad you enjoyed your dinner 

Steve - are you still a bit under the weather? That's miserable. We don't look after our feet well enough I expect - don't know how mine put up with me 

I always mean to bring my boots in from the car right away and clean all the sheep pee/peat bog wetness from them before they dry off. Doesn't usually happen Trying to be more careful with the new ones though. The stitching does rot more quickly when they get lots of soakings. 


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:14

Hurrah Hosta - that's very handy! 

My bananas rarely get to that stage chicky - probably just as well or I'd be constantly making banana cake and stuffing my face with it 

Rain's been going on and off here too Lesley, but it's more settled looking now 

Might have to shift my **** and do something  

I've shredded loads of paperwork, and I'm cleaning and waxing my boots though - does that count as being busy?

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