Latest posts by Fairygirl

Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 17:51

Same here - clay soil and lots of rain - which is why I also chose it over beech.  Well rotted manure dug into the area prior to planting  helps if the soil's heavy.  Mine had to contend with a couple of very mature trees on the boundary ( previous garden) so it was very difficult to get the whips planted, but they grew well once they got established. The soil was poor and thin in those areas, so I also kept them well mulched. 


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 17:39

It's ferdiddling down now - has been for a while -  but I carried on fashioning a squirrel/starling proof cage for the hanging feeder. I'll make a better one if the little birds negotiate it without too many problems. 

Miss Marple may be required - the ' male German shrub' has made an appearance again on the hedge query thread.. 


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 17:33

Pregnant fish Jo? You've totally lost me!  

Rosie - hopefully you can ignore the unhelpful dross...  .... and can make a successful ID - with or without a pic. Then you can go from there with pruning/hacking and further maintenance. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 15:00

Gorgeous pix girls! 

Garden's looking beautifully autumnal now LP. That wall's so lovely - I'm very envious of that  


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 14:17


Lou12 wrote (see)

I am terrified of spiders but don't seem to mind the garden ones, they are like little fat old ladies, I can imagine them having knitting circles


They do look like that - or at least this one did!   



B3 - but indoors, they hide in the chalice from the palace ...

Can't beat the Court Jester 


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:54

Well done Lou - you've set the boundaries right away 

However , I still don't think there's any excuse for being directly rude to someone, whatever hardship you've had. She should simply have said 'excuse me, could I talk to you about the trees'.


Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:47

Hornbeam makes a lovely hedge and I've pruned it at this time of year too. It grows and thickens up quickly if the ground's decent and you're kind to it with a bit of blood, fish and bone in spring  

Removing existing wood stain on fencing

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:45

Only problem with the paints for smaller areas - like Gjohn mentions - is that  they're really for trellis or benches etc, so they're very expensive if you need to paint a long length of fence  


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:38

Where's Miss Marple gone?...

Dreadful about that coach crash - heard updates on the radio at work. Doesn't bear thinking about. I was wondering if BL had any relatives in that area, so glad you're all fine. 

It does bring home, yet again, the fragile thread we all hang by. 

Sorry you had a sad day too Jo. I had the same with the little cat I had when I lived in my flat. She didn't come back one day after I'd let her out for a while, but a neighbour found her and brought her back. She'd been run over. 

Cleared up here so I might try and get a walk somewhere before the rubbish weather arrives. Don't think I'll get anywhere much at the weekend LP - heavy snow coming... 


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:19

Glad you're a little bit better today Clari 

and now I'm off to t'mill - see you all later. 

Have a grand day 

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