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Latest posts by Fairygirl

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 10:52

Funny how their supporters often only post for the first time to say so,  isn't it?......

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 10:48

More lovely pix. There's a big round yellow thing appeared in the sky here so I might go out and take a few photos once the kitchen floor dries. Even have batteries charged. I seem very organised....hmmm can't last 

Lovely purple on that hellebore pinkq. One of my favourite flower colours. Have clematis and irises in dark purples - love them. 

I had  a blackbird taking a bath in the barrow recently- wasn't able to get a pic though. Great when you capture those moments 

Hope to see you on Hello soon pq- we don't bite -not often anyway -and you'll find KEF and I are the normal ones so we'll keep you right.... 

New Garden!

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 08:45

Exciting project Simon and I wish you all the best 

I inherited  a very large white buddleia when I moved in here last year and it's getting moved to another area as part of my garden plan (and also because it's in the way of the forthcoming extension!) so perhaps we could compare notes 

I've also taken cuttings of mine so perhaps you could also do that later in case they don't survive the move. 


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 08:35

'Aviators' Verd? Like Biggles do you mean....

That's unfair - yours would be the easiest!

And it might be a little disturbing altogether....

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 08:27

But did you put a sign up to stop any more moving in Ducky?.....

I think weather conditions have had a big impact this year too - a lot more insects still around and breeding that, in a normal winter, wouldn't be. If you can do the black plastic trick (annie describes it on the previous page)  a bit at a time, it might get you a head start. Worth a try round the worst  affected bits perhaps.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 08:18

Morning all. It must be Friday - it's kitchen spamming day!  Well done lily. 

No work for me and no need to get up so early as it's half term at daughter's school. She has  3 exams next week to study for though, so I'll have to go and crack the whip 

Mr and Mrs Robin were out getting breakfast earlier - must be building up their strength - if you get my drift... 

Bit more pleasant today, might even get washing out and then I'm going to the nursery. Hope you enjoy your cake/snowdrop frenzy Panda. 

I see the powers that be are now getting off their well fed behinds and making a show of concern in Somerset - horse and stable door springs to mind...

And on that faintly political note, I'm off to have a catch up and another cup of char 


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:34

My youngest loves a choccy cake too 

 I assume you do the all in one method - same weight for everything chicky? Hope chicky junior has a lovely birthday 

Might risk going to the nursery tomorrow to see if they have any native primulas. Will have to keep blinkers on 


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:56

What kind of cake chick? 

I'm just getting a cup of tea - is there an extra one for us?  No need to ice it or anything...

Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:22


Agree with you about the standard 'matchstick' ones. Not my thing 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:17

Well said Verd 

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