Latest posts by Fairygirl

What bird of prey would attack a skein of geese?

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:39

More likely to be a buzzard - but I'd have thought the geese would have seen one of those off - unless they were taken by surprise.   I've seen rooks and crows regularly gang up on buzzards with great effect. 

Geese are a bit useless I think - coming back from The Pentlands the other week, I did a double take on the Edinburgh by pass. There was one coming towards me, flying very low, down the middle of the road...

I didn't like to tell him the airport was in the other direction....


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:24
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Hosta - knees are a nightmare when they don't work so well. Painkillers might be the best solution - I know my mum was told to take them for her arthritis - but I'd hate to have to take those regularly 

On the plus side - I like your new avatar 


Not only a nice avatar, but have finally got to grips with the quotes thingy.


Lyn - I just noticed your avatar - and I'm slightly scared....

jo - I'm always mindful of the mountain rescue too. Too many idiots go out unsuitably attired etc, so I have no intention of adding to their numbers by pushing my luck with the lack of daylight now. I  went out 10 days ago to do a Corbett on a Friday after work to make the most of great weather, but calculated carefully how much time I had. I knew there was a good path lower down - negotiable even if the light was going. Still jogged as much as possible coming back just to be sure! 

Good for you re the gas man. What is it with these clowns?  

Mary's Lemon Drizzle is the only one I use - but I add even more lemon to make it nice and sharp ...yum yum 


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:53

No - not yet Dove, and post has just arrived. Was going to pm you later 

Have to go back to work...

Taking cuttings

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:51

I had cream nasturtiums jo. 'Milkmaid' was the variety. I got them online from Thompson and Morgan - I think 

Just gritty compost smallswan. Mix some grit or course sand into the compost you have 

I'd agree totally with obelixx about the ceanothus and variegated shrubs. Wet cold is a killer for them. 


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:48

Dreadful behaviour jo. Don't put up with that. He's lucky you didn't tell him where to shove his angle grinder...sideways. I'm sure there's a higher authority you can also report him to - if he's registered   Gas safe - governing body of that?

Hosta - knees are a nightmare when they don't work so well. Painkillers might be the best solution - I know my mum was told to take them for her arthritis - but I'd hate to have to take those regularly 

On the plus side - I like your new avatar 

How is your foot now Lesley?

Glad you had a good time and a nice birthday T'bird - and a bonus having good weather.

Re all W'song's activities - wonder what she's doing the rest of the day.....


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 08:03

You 'canna' be too careful with them...do you see what I did there? 

As the other say - it's a combination of cold and wet that does for them. I forgot about one completely one year - in a conservatory - and it was never watered. It sprang back to life and romped away once the weather improved and I started watering again. Potted on with plenty of nutrition, it doubled in size that year.


Extending a bed from 1m to ...more

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 07:59



Posted: 27/10/2015 at 07:47

Morning all you lovely people - no t'interweb again yesterday  

Will have to try and catch up up, which may be tricky! 

It would be nice if temp got up that high here today Dove - only just managed double figures yesterday  

Hope all poorly folk are a bit better today. Glad you're having a good time with granddaughter LP, and that they don't  ' fit you up ' for something now they've got your prints..

rainbow roses

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:14

Jeez - why would you? 

Like an explosion in a paint factory nut !  

I wasn't far off the mark - you use food colouring 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:31

Totally different foliage Verd. Very pretty though. Wouldn't stand a chance here 

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