Latest posts by Fairygirl

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:42

Have you got big ears and a fluffy tail Verd? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:40

If Hosta had to  shoo the ducks, is that uncivil engineering?....


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:35

What about us Verd?  

I'll wait for spring to make it's usual appearance some time in June....

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:32

The frilly lettuce (Lollo Rossa) is slightly more slug proof Marc - especially the reds. We all love the red oak leaf one too  -sorry Verd 

I sow seed of those varieties in a long trough and let it all get to a reasonable size, then I use it as a cut and come again. It will take several cuts throughout the summer. I also sow some and leave them to grow into decent sized lettuces for cutting completely. As the ones in the trough grow a bit , I sow another lot. It suits us very well. Containers make it easier to keep the greedy destructive molluscs at bay 


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:14

Evening all - just been to cover the car as it's very chilly with a lovely clear, star filled sky 

Little roasting joint about to be served up so I'll have a wander here while I eat.

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:05

doc - are you just going to sit and drool....

I've just read that Idris Elba's single again so that's me sorted....whether he likes it or not  


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 12:36
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It doesn't help that they are completely out of my normal age range and thus are total mystery to me.Are balloons appropriate for 8 - 12 year olds? 


Clari - they're a mystery to most of us - even when we have some of our own  

You could always fill one with soup and burst it over your boss's head....


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 07:57

Morning lovely people - and afties Pat. Glad you found the photos of Inverary I stuck on the camera thread. Google the Cruachan dam Pat - you might find it interesting too  

Frosty and chilly here, so it's dry - hurray! I can stop building the ark...for now 

Clari - here's hoping you get paid this month on time though. I think the phrase 'not fit for purpose' applies to your boss  

My garden doesn't seem to be too out of kilter. The bulbs and a few perennials started slightly earlier but have sorted themselves, and a few things haven't died down as they normally would, but other than that, it's about par for the course I reckon. A dry spell would be nice, but we always hope for that here in winter. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:46

It looks quite spectacular Hosta - I had a quick Google!  


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:21

Lovely tulips LF - they'll be a great combo in spring. I've always loved the parrot ones but avoid them as I think our weather would probably wreck them most years. There are some stunning colours in that type though.


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