Latest posts by Fairygirl

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 16:49

Beautiful photos K on G.

Is the Leonotis tender though? It's a terrific colour. Same here Joyce - not familiar with it at all.

I haven't seen that Euonymous before either Patsy - it's really lovely. 

Love those pix too Lesley - it's been a lovely day here today. I was thinking that yesterday as I drove home - all the trees are just stunning at the moment. 

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 16:44
Verdun says:

. the willow is a best seller !?? 

See original post

 So were the Bay City Rollers....  

You'll never convince me Verd...sorry love  

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:20

I like variegation, but not that pink....

sorry Verd  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:17

Anyone got any raspberries to go with that choccy tart? 

and some cream....

T'bird - you can never have too many young men in uniform...

I felt sorry for the one who was " puffin' and' peckin' " as we would say here. Think he would have given anything to be back in his bed!    A couple of them were having difficulty negotiating the little downward scramble too. There must have been about forty or fifty in a couple of groups. I suppose it's something we take for granted, that these lads are fit, but it's a different thing entirely going up a hill and they have to do a fair bit to get the hang of it. I certainly would't fancy carrying their backpacks....size of a small child....

I missed your view chciky - glorious  

It's brightened here so I think I'll get outside and do something productive

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:08

I'm with nut on that - I loathe that thing 

New to gardening, please help

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:15

Have you any photos you can put on here? That will also help with any suggestions as to plants etc. 

Click on the camera icon, top right of the posting window, and follow instructions. You may have to resize.

Feeding birds will be a good start for your wildlife friendly spot, and if you can do a pond, that will be even better. If you have room for a compost bin that's also a good idea, and something you can do now.

Take your time with planning - it helps if you have an idea of what you don't like. That's every bit as important as what you do like or need. This is a good time of year to make lists 

ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with gardening, too!

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:08

it's illegal for companies not to pay back any credit now. It should never become more than a month's payment. 

I don't understand why anyone nowadays doesn't monitor their usage and jump ship if there's a better deal. It's not difficult if you have a computer - or a smart phone. Companies also have to inform you if they have a better deal and have to make it clear what that is. I change mine almost every year, unless there's a better deal with the company I'm with.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:48

Morning all/ afties Pat

I don't see the point of changing clocks either. Load of billhooks.

Certainly wasn't light here at 6.30 when I got up to take daughter to work. Her father's wriggled out of that nicely. Funny how he suddenly started having the girls on Friday night instead of Saturday since she started working at 7am on Sundays....

I took sleeping pills when my ex husband suddenly left. I was aware of the danger and only took them for a short while, but I couldn't have functioned if I hadn't got some sleep, as the girls were young. It was sensible for me, but I think it's horrific how many of these drugs are handed out and then not properly monitored.  

Been watching Carole King's Hyde Park concert playing Tapestry in it's entirety. Heaven. Got a bit teary, silly old mare  

She's the original Carol Klein of course, as that's her real/given name 

Foxgloves indoors or out over winter?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 09:53

If you've had them on a cosy windowsill, stick them outside for the day, and do that for a few days, then leave them out. Don't subject them to the worst aspect though - give them the shelter of  a wall or similar, and they'll be fine. I also use other plants to give them some protection. They don't dry out then either. 

Foxgloves indoors or out over winter?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 09:06

Mine even came back after some dry weather in spring,raisingirl - when they looked dead and done for.

First spell of rain and they were fine. The little 'uns are sheltered from the worst of the wind though  

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