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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 07:59

clk -If you plant some late flowering perennials where you've planted your bulbs that will give you the colour you want later on. Geraniums, hostas, japanese anemones and sedums are a few which are great for that.  Marking them is the only other way to avoid chopping them. A ring of gravel or twigs is what I usually use. 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 07:53

Morning all. Heavy frost here- but it looks pretty! Just looked at thermometer when feeding the birds and it was -2. Washing going out anyway- it'll freeze then defrost by the time I come home 



Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:55

Too late Verdo...I ate it all. 

Hope the back's better soon fidget. Horrible pain.

Going to put my feet up now.

Night all 


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:51

Thanks Dove. Fruitcake would be lovely 


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:30

A good day for me.  Finished some curtains this morning, ironed and hung them.Two lots of washing done, a new raised bed built (over the lump of concrete at back fence) painted and lined. Some pots washed and more bulbs put in them, some food shopping and then a little hoovering and ironing. Now sitting feeling quite pleased with my efforts. 

Cup of tea would be nice...anyone offering?

Hope it turns up MrsG. Crossing fingers and toes for you 

Bilje- know exactly what you mean. It's like one of those  puzzles where you have to move one bit before you can get to the bit you need. 

large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:24

Might need to remortgage the house Madeleine!

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:22

It's Malus stickifingerus Verd.

You can trust me ...I'm a doctor...

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:07

Some of mine looked exactly like that Natalie. As Dove says try and lay them flat if you can. I laid a lot of mine on supports (old garden chairs) to keep them level and to let air round them, and also because I painted a lot of mine before attaching which made life a lot easier. Make sure they're properly attached too - if you think the builder is lacking - keep an eye on everything he does!

 If you can get a coat of paint on them while the weather's decent it'll help. Let's face it - they have the onslaught of the  Scottish weather over the next few months ! 

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:22

Face like a 'joiner's nailbag' is popular here 

Lily- face like a 'well skelped a***e' is how we say it up here!

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:20

Doesn't look any worse than mine Natalie 

We've had horrible weather in the last few days but you'll find it'll dry out a lot today assuming your weather is like mine - I'm a bit further east than you in central Scotland 

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