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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Instead of a Beck

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 08:59

I had a small pond in my marital home's garden which was about 1m x1.5. plus a sloping beach, which was around .5/.75 sq m, going into the surrounding border so not big. It was in the front garden which was smaller than yours and also had two mature trees adn quite a bit of planting. There was a small wood to the front of the footpath outside  and we had loads of birds etc coming in. We had loads of stuff in it - snails,pond skaters and frogs etc and it was lovely. It was about .5m deep in the middle. I only had oxygenators and no pump, and we had no problem keeping it healthy.

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:38

Pd - I'll be round later with a cake 

Foxgloves for me I think. And more veg possibly.

Taking the plunge

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:35

It's the best solution Matt. I'm doing the same as I have a lot of new areas to plant so everything will be a bit immature. A big pot of spring bulbs is cheery on a dull day but a lot of smaller ones popped into the borders gives a lovely effect too. 


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:29

Just in for some lunch. Been busy and it's quite pleasant out there today. Will need to get more compost/soil for filling my beds . Lovely to be thinking of planting a bit now rather than constructing. Got lots of bulbs to go in pots too. Alliums, crocus and reticulata iris. I bought some white Dutch Iris which flower in summer. Anyone had them before?

Hollie I was planning a similar 'trap' for any cats which think my new beds are their personal toilet.. I have some fine netting - might stretch that across the top 

Gardening Cart

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:21

Thought it strange dear 

Poor spelling indicates a student right enough wb  ....or maybe just someone imma-ure...

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 11:14

Matt - they can't predict the weather more than 2 days ahead - we live on an island with mountains! I always laugh at the people at work who say on a Monday - oh it's to be sunny at the weekend...

Up here the weather can change umpteen times in a day. When I used to do a lot of hillwalking we'd look at the weather on a Wednesday to see what looked the best area to go to. Then we waited till the night before- Friday usually - hoping it would be relatively decent. It could have changed three or four times in those few days!

Brum - my wings wouldn't carry me that far anyway ...

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 10:56

No Brum- the far east holds no appeal whatsoever for me! My neice lives in Thailand - I won't be visiting there either!

Are we booking our winter weather now? Can I put in an order for some mild pleasant dry days (with the odd shower) till the New Year, followed by some frosty days for all the early bulbs and then a nice warm spring with not too much rain...

Well I can dream can't I? 


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 10:46

Oh chicky - you don't wanna know!! 

Happy reading 

Green privet versus rubbish dump

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 10:30

Aren't people difficult sometimes? While I'd agree with Welsh about explaining how the hedge will improve, they don't sound likt the kind of people who'd be interested in reason. I think blairs is on the right lines. How about some trellis on posts in front of the hedge to give some height, which means you get the benefit of the hedge and you could grow climbers on it which will give the privacy to the complainers. Alternatively, some other planting in front of the hedge to hide the holes.


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 10:20

KEF- perhaps you were trigger happy yesterday pressing that button....

Hope you're fine today 

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