Latest posts by Fairygirl

Removing existing wood stain on fencing

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:04

I had the same issue - a load of 'orange' fence which I wanted to paint green. I ended up mixing the green with some brown and making it an olive colour which blended with the planting. Mixing with black gives a bottle green which is also good.


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:02


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Morning Fg

Wonky is famous for her Darjeeling tea - she takes her teabags with her wherever she goes.  Once a long time ago a policeman searched her pockets and was very perplexed




Enjoying the Miss Marple avatar Dove - are the fun guys around today....

Only a few hours of work and then it's the weekend. Hideous weather forecast though - certainly not the blue skies and sunshine of last Friday and Saturday. 

I'd like to see Steve's extension too....oh, that's an 'ooh matron' statement too WW  ....and he's talking about plums on another thread too....


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:57

Hi  little owl - I sympathise enormously. Some people seem to think they can do what they like without consideration for others or looking at the bigger picture. Nothing you can do if the hedge is on their property so I think a fence is the best solution. You can then plant climbers or even another hedge on your own side. Wouldn't take long to look good. Something sturdy, as suggested, is the best option if you don't want to use timber, but you could have a simple timber frame and attach chicken wire just to give you a proper 'boundary' initially. Then go to town! 

Oh - and Dove's idea with the plants is a good one too - or invest in  large Rottweiler... 

Theft of Victoria Plums

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:49

Nice to have you back Steve 


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:47

I'm here  It is dark isn't it 

Morning lovely people. I'm impressed that WW has a shower with Darjeeling tea - I use shower gel...

Jo - it wouldn't be the six months that would bother me as much as the 'non washing up' or any help whatsoever 

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 20:16

Just thought I'd update you - total is now £350 with more cash still to be collected, so hopefully will be over £400 when I post it away next week.

Thank you all again for your support  

Fairy and Pudsey xxx

Overwintering sweet pea seeds

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:47

You really have to pinch them out if they've grown a fair bit after an autumn sowing Meadow. That means you have a bushier plant to put out when spring eventually arrives 

I usually sow direct in spring, but decided recently to stick some in pots in a plastic greenhouse - purely to save me braving the cold weather to go out and sow in April 

The cold springs up here mean that there's little advantage in sowing now, spring sown ones will catch up anyway. I just fancied doing it for a change to see if there was any real benefit.

What to do with this lily

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:39

That would be this Steve....


 oh, and I do the same as Dove with the lilies 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:19

Grit and netting for me too RB. The grit also makes the pots look 'dressed'  

Mainly on crocus and dwarf iris as they don't usually go deep enough to get daffs or tulips. 

Garden's looking lovely LF - as always  

I find Homebase the best for plain terracotta pots too. Masonry paint can tart them up a bit if you want a matching, coordinated look.  My local GC is surprisingly good for fancier pots.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:17

I'm just grateful my smalls are a bit smaller than they were last winter Panda! 

We have a lot of wind here WW - just send it. When it's dry, I'll unpeg it and you'll get it later ....

see you all later xxx

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