Latest posts by Fairygirl

Getting Rid of Shingle

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 12:12

I think one of those plastic ones for raking leaves might do the job well enough. I created a new rear lawn last year - the whole area was that red gravel ( ) but I incorporated most of it into the existing 'concrete' clay soil, and mixed more soil and compost with that to get decent drainage for our high rainfall. I used one of those rakes to remove big pieces when I was weary of using my hands!

You'll always get a few stones coming up until you have your turf or seed in place and the lawn's established though. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 10:01

T'bird - you're right about being truthful. Keeping it simple but not shying away from questions. It can be very confusing for children otherwise.

As you say, it's easier when both parents are 'singing from the same hymnbook' .

Loads of love and hugs from the Fairies, DD xxx


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 09:45


Hope you're a bit better today lily. Horrible thing. I rarely get headaches too and the only thing that shifts them is a night's sleep.

You must be knackered DD.     I'm sure the lady with the dog never noticed though...   

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 09:38

Bolshy's good DD  

The 'phone checking' is also classic. HIS insecurities. I was never allowed near a computer, and I didn't have one of the phones which have internet access. That would have been a whole new can of worms!

Glad you have plenty of support - isolation is another tactic they use, so keep that contact up  

You'll have the chance to talk frankly with Charlie at some point. He clearly has a grasp of what's going on anyway. All he needs just now is to know he's safe, and as long as he's with you, he is 

How would you group these plants?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 09:08

The pulsatillas will seed around too. They come into growth quite early and the seed heads are beautiful  



Posted: 26/06/2016 at 09:00

Give her my love Dove. Ooh that rhymed. Still got it.... 

2 for 1 card for Eden Project

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:52

That's annoying for you Tony.  Contact the magazine directly and they should be able to help. There's a contact option at the foot of the page 


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:50

He can send them to me Dove 

Hope you have a nice few days away.

I'll  PM my email to Hosta and he can forward them to me 

Camera Talk

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:17

Visibility has been tremendous this year Joyce. So far!

I choose carefully where I go though, and then hope for the best  

Forum changes now live

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:08

There's a search box at the top right hand side of the page sunflower. Above the headings 

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