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Latest posts by Fairygirl

hummingbird hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:24

I could swop you James- loads of sparrows,blue tits, robins etc but no blackbirds in here yet! I do love them - hoping I can get them in over the winter.


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:18

Hurray! I'll put the blue bunting away Tina 

Big Baby....ouch....

barking dogs

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:45

Diddy I'd contact the council first re the noise and find out your position - I'm sure you can do it without 'him' knowing it's you. Tell them you've tried the friendly approach. Also how about the RSPCA? Tell them you're concerned about the welfare of these dogs. Again- I expect you could do it anonymously.

Walls and Hedges

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:20

I'd say around two to three feet ideally Gwen but you could make it  less than that if there's plenty of depth - the hedge will fill out and grow wider to cover the edges of the walls anyway if you want it to. 


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:40

Yeh- looks like a ladybird larvae. 


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:39

It's slap bang in the middle of the garden Verd. I don't need to get it all out as I'll need to sort the levels out for the new lawn and it's slightly lower where it is anyway.  If I can get a few more inches off it it'll be fine. BIL got a bit of it off last week but broke the axe! I cut away about 6 or 7 roots round the main trunk but the roots are the thickness of my arm and there's one going vertically from the base so there's little chance of getting it cut. It's completely dead but rock solid- there might even be another vertical one. I'll keep chipping away at it - may get lucky!


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:00

addict- sorry for taking so long to reply. Unfortunately the stump is right where the new lawn will be but i'll keep chopping away at the top of it till it's low enough to be covered with soil etc for the grass.  Failing that the lawn can be shorter in lengtgh, but I'd still have the same prob as it would be part of the path instead! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 08:23

Great pix chick! It's really helpful looking at photos because we can see how  a space grows and matures - sometimes hard to see that when we look at it every day. Amazing how big a chnage can happen in a year. 

Gardengirl- that first pic would be lovely enlarged and framed and hung on the wall!


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 07:48

Morning all. Fingers crossed Tina for a safe delivery  

Bright here just now but rain coming later so will try and get something done this morning.

My new area is going to be a predominantly white too as it will be shadier. Got loads of muck to spread on the bits that won't get planted till spring - ideal to do today after yesterdays rain.

Will go and check out the pix chick!

Have a good day all 


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 18:30

I find giant snails here in amongst crocosmia Margaret. It was one of the few plants that the rabbits didn't eat at my last house and we had loads of frogs and toads there so no slugs!

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