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Just moved - horrible garden

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 10:37

Hi Deb. Look on it as a new challenge and a chance to try something totally different. As others have said, there are loads of plants which will thrive there and you'll have no problem working in a lovely wildlife pond. Areas which stay wet can be planted up as a bog garden too. In a previous house I had a pond in the north west facing front garden and it really only got sun in the later afternoon . It was full of life, and we spent many happy hours watching birds bathing, froglets hopping, and all sorts of insects visiting from  the front window as it was only a few feet away. In this new property I'm in, there was very little in the garden and I'm gradually putting in raised beds and borders some of which also get very little sun except in afternoons in summer and I've got loads of 'shady' plants in already. 

Once you're ready to start in  spring, you'll get loads of help and advice from everyone here. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 10:25

Hello all. The storm's apparently heading this way later but I've tied everything down now so hopefully no great damage can be done. So many people without power in the south and may not have any tomorrow. People have died in these storms too so I'll be thinking of them and all the others who have lost family members and friends recently. I really will count my blessings when we're all tucked up safely in bed tonight.

And now that I've depressed you all.... 

if Verd's cabin gets blown away you can come and stay in my shed. We decorated it and it looks like a snowy alpine chalet now.....

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PC240002_zps90b8e743.jpg

Have a good day everyone- wherever you are 

And put your feet up and have a cake gardengirl !! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:31

nut - if you didn't have an intercom, how long would it have been before you went looking for him.....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:32

Hello all. Hope you're all ok. Stay safe and tucked up in the warm. We've not got any stormy weather here...yet...just the same rain and sleet we've had for days but there's snow forecast for tomorrow...

Did my last bits of shopping first thing but went to the usual centre later to go to the bank- no chance! The world and his wife had descended on the place so I just went home. The supermarket's been open all hours and is open on Boxing Day so it makes you wonder just how much people buy and how much waste there will be. Madness.

Anyway, I've put washing on, had some lunch and now watching White Christmas as I've never seen it all the way through. Can't beat a bit of classic Hollywood hokum on a dreary wet day  

Still got girls' presents to wrap and will repair one of their stockings as a little mouse made a home in it one year when we lived more rurally and it's looking a bit sad!

Hope hubby's ok nut 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 20:52

Merry Christmas chicky , Mr. chicky and small chicklets! 

 I can bring 'alternative' gingerbread men/women Dove- if I don't eat them all....

this one's a bit 'Grayson Perry in Hawaii'   :

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PC210001_zpsbb9d1b3e.jpg

 and this is Betty Boop or a Lou Reed groupie perhaps:

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PC210014_zps8484925b.jpg

 and here's Verdun when he's a lifeguard on the beach:

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PC210016_zpsb91a5f2b.jpg

 And I saved the best till last - the only one who can take over from me at the top of the tree.

It's 'a little bit funny'....he's my 'rocket man'....

need any more clues?....

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PC210019_zpsefc2cbd6.jpg

Enjoy!

Left you a bit Verdi....

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PC210018_zpsb3d042a5.jpg

 Merry Christmas Forkers! 

Love from Fairy and the  little fairylets xxx

Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 15:01

Stick 'em now Nick, if the ground's not frozen or waterlogged. Just add a little compost to the hole when you plant  them and keep an eye on them for a week or two to see that they're ok .  I moved a little clump recently from a front border into a new bit at the back and they're at just the same stage and looking very happy. 

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 14:48

Don't get me started on dog owners Claire - five times over a period of ten days or so. I know who it is as well.... 

I sympathise hugely re the fence panels. If I was near you I'd come round and do them for you! My old bit of temporary fence and old rotten gate came down during the bad weather a few weeks ago so I've been doing running repairs ever since, but my new boundary fence is rock solid thank goodness! The weakest point was the galvanised latch on the new side gate which snapped in two   

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 10:34

David - are you really Mr Kipling then? 

They look very tasty. Send one over- slightly warm please. 

Do you make your own mincemeat? I find shop bought pies too sickly because of the filling so we don't usually have them. When I used to make them for my Mum and Dad I added grated apple to the mincemeat to make them less sweet. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 10:21

I believe they're good slow roasted, cooled and  carved, with a bit of mayo and some salad on the side Dove...

New Family Home with Lovely Garden - worried beginner

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 10:17

Post away Mark and people here will help as much as they can! As previously said - many plants are dormant just now so if you can be patient, you're bound to get a few nice surprises over the next few months! Part of the joy of a new plot is seeing something emerge. Bulbs in particular. In my last house we had a long, boring boundary fence along the grassy front garden of the house. In late winter, it was transformed by a sea of snowdrops, followed by a Wordsworthian 'host' of golden daffodils. 

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