Latest posts by Fairygirl

why did we worry?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:22

Water hawthorn's lovely Tetley. I had it in a previous pond but it doesn't survive overwinter here, so I didn't buy it for this new one.

Might change my mind though if I put it in a pot and then lift it and overwinter it somewhere. 

Cat deterrent

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:19

Good thinking Sheps - hope that does the job for you. Ridiculous that we're the ones cat proofing our gardens when it should be the owners.....  perhaps I'll send them the bill for the materials and all my time  

My timber raised beds are all black - no multi coloured headache inducing shades!  

I added an edging to them to finish them off Sheps. Can't do photos anymore because of the site changes, but I'm sure you can imagine the idea. I used a heavier weight timber for the surrounds with a slightly bevelled edge to it. My beds are made of fencing timber attached to concreted in posts, different heights and sizes, and  the main run of them goes along a high boundary fence with a neighbour.

Defensive Plants Advice

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:08

Berberis and Pyracantha are very good deterrents. They're evergreen (apart from the purple Berberis) and readily available in Garden Centres adn DIY stores.  You can entwine or tie them in to the trellis. A good jaggy rambling rose would also do as you can tie that in along the trellis to make a barrier, and they don't require the pruning that a climber does.  One would probably be enough, planted at one end, depending on the length you need.

I'm assuming you can plant into an area on your side of the wall, or did you mean plant something on top of it in some way? Can you offer a few more details? 

why did we worry?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:01

When am I getting the heatwave Verd?  

My daffs are looking good! 

Starting to look greener and healthier up here now - the hawthorn hedges are all looking fresh and bright.  Lots of trees getting a green haze which always helps. Many plants a little later though. It's been a drier spring but much colder on the whole. 

It's a good time of year - full of optimism as you say  

Your new-look forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:55

Sorry you're not getting much of a lie in this morning Daniel, but I have an issue with photos.

What's meant to happen when you click the camera icon? It brings up my laptop photo files but when I click on a picture, I get a message saying it's too big (fair enough) but when I click on a smaller one, the file just disappears - then nothing! 

I had no problem before with photos, although I used an outside site and loaded them on to the forum that way. I use a laptop and Chrome. 

Cat deterrent

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:48

Sadly the cats round here take no notice of my dense planting and abundant bamboo skewers  

I also have carpet gripper rod along the top of my fences Sheps. That seems to help. You'd need to be sure there aren't other places they can easily get in though. I have that problem at the moment. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:28

Morning all/afties Pat. Little mouse has found a nice hidey hole then!

Hope it clears up here - a bit  dreich just now and we could do with a little bit of rain. That's something you don't hear us say often chicky!    It was  lovely on Friday got into mid teens and stayed like that into the evening. Not sure what it was like yesterday though. 

I have to go and buy tiles today. 

What a great pic of you Panda - really suits you  

Good luck today BL - although I think she might just be a little busy....

Your new-look forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:22

I've now got a vision in my head of Daniel singing  #she's got legs....    

Not sure if it's funny or just slightly disturbing 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:06

Just intermittent, thanks Dove - if you know what I mean 

Doesn't help that I take lots of bananas, seeds and nuts when I walk 

No cuckoos here but I did hear a little woodpecker yesterday when I was out doing the grass. Lovely 

Guess what this is.....

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:14

Ooh I just saw Darren's reply... 

I'll share it though Darren  

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