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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:45

Lovely pix everyone. Really enjoying these landscapes. I have loads on a disc from old computer so I'll have to have a look for them 

Nikki - I had a photo of an inversion but it's on that disc. Ben Lui from the top of Bheinn Dorain - the cloud at the top just cleared as we got there. Sheer chance and really beautiful.

Found this - can't remember where it is though  Point and shoot from half way up somewhere!



Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:26

Forgot to do white rabbits - but hey - I'm not superstitious anyway. I keep my rabbit's foot and  lucky white heather tucked safely away. And I moved the ladder so I don't have to walk under it when I go to the car.

Woody - you have to go and see someone about your 'weather/season' denial...

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:22

It's a big job Lyn- hope you've been eating your porridge and spinach! 

Very satisfying when you get it all completed though. Did you have a chipper for the conifers? It would have been some good recycling! We did that with a huge fir tree at last house which was in a seriously bad place.

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:14

I'm seriously considering ripping out the rhododendron at the front door which was here when I moved in. I'd like some gold/yellow planting at the front and it just doesn't fit. It's very mature though and the new growth is coppery so I'm not sure. Got enough to do anyway!

Grockle- that's a good word. What does it mean - nosy parkers? 

Serious! Really

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:11

What age are you Corny? We're all very young here really 

Only 27 myself...or am I 28 now since I've just had a birthday ..

I used to cry at Lassie...


compost use

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:23

Diane - it's mental isn't it!

James - peat is reckoned to be the best growing medium, but because of the issues surrounding it's use,  the peat free stuff is now the most widely used. We had a thread on here earlier this year though, and many people had issues with the quality of most of the peat free stuff available.


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:15

Late this morning. That's what I get for staying awake till daughter was in from her party 

I'll no doubt fall asleep at about 8 tonight!

Supposed to be a decent day here so might get something done outside. Yesterday was horrendous in the afternoon. 

will try and catch up on all the chat on here now 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:12

I've always left loo rolls  too but after the way the purchaser behaved when seeling my last house I wish I'd taken an awful lot more than I did! 

Someone told me they bought a h ouse which had a new fence round it and it really suited them because they had a new dog..... when they moved in - guess what the previous owners had taken....

Welshonion- your son should have pursued that one - a loft ladder's surely a fixture!


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 16:53

Lovely weather we had here earlier- lightning, torrential rain and hail. Great! 

Glad I have my heating working - hope you get yours sorted BL.

Punkdoc- I love Ligularias too. I bought Britt Marie Crawford last year and although it didn't do much then,  it flowered like mad this year and was covered in bees. The foliage is terrific but , yes the slugs and snails love it. I've got it into it's new raised bed and put plenty of grit round it to keep them away.

A lone goldfish

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 16:42

Daisy at my last house we had a pond with four big Golden Orfe in it which had been there for a long time and one was always on the edge of the group. We used to feel sorry for him too!

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