Latest posts by Fairygirl

Broadleaf weeds

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 08:03

The weed and feed products are the way to go, coupled with regular mowing, as Verdun suggests. If it's bad, you may need a few applications, but you'll be surprised how quickly you can recover a lawn and have it looking good. I had the same issue here a couple of years ago and the grass is now in good nick  

Small is beautiful and can offer life to many creatures

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 07:59

Me too - requires too much effort Pauline 

Weed wands...

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 07:52

I think what concerned me -  if I can remember - was the storing and handling of the canister Verd. I shelved the idea and went back to spot weedkilling (dandelions and horsetail mainly) for paved areas and paths. 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 07:50

Morning people - Pat, hope it's cooling down for you a bit now. It's bad enough not getting out to walk because of snow, but heat is worse. I couldn't cope with your levels of temperature.  Look after yourselves  

The snow has missed us here for now but there's some forecast for later today and overnight. We had horrible sleety stuff and hail instead, but it's calmer now. I looked at a walk report some madman posted after attempting to walk at Arrochar yesterday (about 40 miles north of me)  Several feet of snow at 100 metres. He didn't get far  

No rest for the wicked -salt mines for me. Had a  lazy weekend for me - I could get used to being at home and idling, but it's not good for us is it?  

Clari - I hope you get some time to yourself in the next month or so. Make the time 

Off for a swift glance at the doings I've missed here before I go. Stay warm and don't do too much h****work...



Posted: 29/11/2015 at 19:54

Glad you had a good day Dove, despite the journey home. You missed a treat with the tennis though 

Every shade of s*** here weatherwise. Wind, rain, sleet, hail and snow. The usual fare for end of November though 

Bolognese consumed. Cup of tea and flapjack now and we're watching Sister Act. You can't help but smile 

have i killed my lavender

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 19:33

It'll all be fine loulou - the new growth is the susceptible part as Verdun says. You may lose a few bits here and there to frost, but if you check again in early spring, you can take any of the dead bits off then. 


Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:41

T'bird - I missed the first series of The Bridge (didn't have Sky then!) but saw The Tunnel - by accident as I'd heard a review of it. When the second Bridge series was about to be shown, they repeated the first series and I caught it then. I think it helped me a lot knowing the story, and the second series might have been trickier to follow without seeing the first. 

I've been watching Arne Dahl too and enjoying that as well 

I've had bolognese simmering for hours, but the girls aren't hungry so it'll be tomorrow's dinner 


Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:21
punkdoc wrote (see)

I almost enjoyed the tennis. Andy Murray is now an honorary Englishman!


Not sure we can allow that doc...

He is always proud to represent his country. In Davis Cup matches - that's Britain. His commitment and passion is unequalled. 

DD - have a rest !! You make me feel very idle 

Reverse Pollarding

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:15

I probably didn't read the OP's query properly either. I made an assumption he just wanted to make the tree look better. I should also have been clearer - I meant cut back to the trunk and then just leave the trees to do their thing after that. 

I like a pollarded tree too nut. If they're done properly,it can look really good. Certainly far better than the half hearted slash and hack job many people do instead   

Weed wands...

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 17:28

Zoomer - I thought of getting one when I was in a rented property which was overrun with horsetail. I decided against it as the gas canisters seemed to be a bit of  kerfuffle. Perhaps I was just being lazy though 

That's not really much help is it 

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