Latest posts by Fairygirl

New bulb storage

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:36


and in the dark of course - so that they'll light up...

Dark and cool would be best. Too much light will inevitably mean more warmth, and that's when they'll try and grow, and then dehydrate as obelixx says.

Hedgehog food and slug slime

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:33

They eat any leftover bird food too, Peanuts. 

Those b***ers will eat anything 

If the food's under a pot and you say it's not dislodged, then I don't think it could be a cat. How big is the space to get access to the food? 

Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:30

I like those 'twiddly' ones Kathy - that's the correct botanical term by the way  

I don't like the colour of the blue or pink ones, and they're real slug fodder here, so I don't grow any now, but I used to have a tiny one called  (I think) 'Elisabeth Oliver'. It was one of the tiny ones and had little double flowers. 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:26

Mine had my own name...did anyone else have that too? 


Raking leaves

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:24

Bit late now nut...

Maybe when I retire - which will be ages if they keep raising the age! 

Tree in a shady area

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:22


problem yard

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:19

I'd tell them it's not really feasible unless you can remove at least some of the concrete, and even then - they'll be limited in choice. Raised beds would also be the way forward because the ground will be poor.

Sorry - that wasn't very positive treehugger  

Raking leaves

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:14

I miss the two big trees I had in the garden round the corner from here. I loved gathering the maple leaves in particular - they were beautiful.

I'd love a garden with a woodland like yours nut. Maybe when I'm old and grey - or older and greyer   - I'll move to a little place in the middle of nowhere and have my woodland and hedgehogs and birds.

And some hills of course 

North/South/East/West facing decking

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:08

Never put it anywhere except south or south west. Lethal otherwise. 

Has to get maximum sun, and even then, be aware when using it after rain if it's sited somewhere next to a door you frequently use - like French or patio doors.


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:03

Or is it The Kinks' Lola, Dove...not so much of a showgirl...

I get the same thing with Angela 17 too, but wondered how someone had posted on the thread ...hmmm

Like BL - I've had a PM from someone new at GW too. Is that legit do you think?

Glad woofy's feeling better BL. Perhaps just something dodgy he's eaten? 

Dried up here - pity I had to be at work, could have done with doing a bit of this and that outdoors 

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