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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Unknown plant on GW?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:15

Me too. No idea what Monty's is I'm afraid 

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:23

Hi Moorethemerrier - give the heap a good stir and add any new material you have for it on top. Once disturbed, the ants will move on. 

Top jobs for the weekend

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:41

More digging out of turf for new paths, sowing of green manure, plants to be moved  and a million other things but there won't be enough hours! 


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:36


We will expect pix of cake when finished too. Daughter has been feeding hers. I love pudding but I'm the only one who likes it here so probably won't bother. You can send me a virtual piece of yours 


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:32

Morning all and those to come. Lovely to 'see' you OL - although you probably won't see me since you were here last night - if you know what I mean   Pop in and out whenever you can - we'll be here now and again as well  

Chilly but sunny here although loads of rain and wind last night. Hairdresser for me later - hate that - and a trip to make but hope I can get outside again for a while.

I've missed the quiz KEF - were you out doing it or was it on TV?


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:18

Turned out lovely here today - so  much for the rain. I even got washing out and more green manure sown. Had said I'd take youngest shopping after school which I regretted as I could have got it finished. Never mind 

I will be netting off most of the sides of the new table Lesley and leaving a gap at the back where it's against the fence and under the 'window boxes' on the fence top.. I'll foil those pesky critters  The little birds have all learned how to negotiate getting into the makeshift hanging one - even the dunnocks 

The kitchen as my last house was like a Swedish sauna with pine cladding everywhere including the vaulted ceiling.  We ripped it all out and opened it up. The new people got a very, very nice new dining kitchen....  Such is life. I remember looking at a house that had a navy bathroom suite. Not good.

Looking on these freebie sites and gumtree sounds a good idea for the greenhouse doc.


Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:49

A white Potentilla will thrive there too Mrs G - white is great for north facing areas. I also have the spring flowering Spirea Arguta in a similar position. Both are easy shrubs and will give you a succession of flowering going from winter into spring with bulbs 

Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:35

Is it a new build house Nicola? They often have poor lawns because the builders/developers just chuck turf down on poorly prepared, and often heavily compacted ground, so the drainage is lacking . Dave's advice is the way to go anyway.   If the area in question is in shade, that can have an effect on the growth of the grass too. Hopefully you can sort it and have a nice green sward next year 


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:12

Morning all. Rain has gone off for a little while here and the birds were champing at the bit waiting for me to get their breakfast - don't think they came out of hiding much yesterday, it was so miserable. 

Not sure what I'm doing today but will have to catch up in the house a bit if it's to be better over weekend. I have a new hanging bird table to will try and get that sited at some point. 

Nice joke Lesley 

Hope you get things sorted with Mum Verdi. Very stressful for you. Hugs to all who are struggling just now.

What kind of 'lateral' are you thinking of? Some gnomes would look nice in your garden I think...

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 12:50

The skimmia won't like it too dry  so it may not be happy, but if you get some FYM in the soil to make it more retentive it might be ok. I also have Osmanthus burkwoodii in a similar site and it has lovely fragrant white flowers too. Not very exciting but a nice contrast to some of your other planting and seems very easy 

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