Latest posts by Fairygirl

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:07

Brilliant pix B'cupdays.  Stroppy little gits aren't they!  

We never really see Goldfinches here unfortunately. Even at my last house which was fairly rural, they were rare. It would be nice to have them. 

What are the ones the cat's eyeing up ? I can't quite decide from the pic. Not something I see up here. 

Is it a Warbler of some kind? Pretty 

Germinating seeds on wet paper towels

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:00

I suppose it will largely depend on what you're sowing too.

I don't grow many tender or tricky things. Hardy stuff mainly.

Do you separate the seedling from the paper Welshonion, or do you simply plant them with the paper attached - ie split/tear the paper ? I can see that being easier than trying to remove the little seedling. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:56


Snowdrop /squirrel food ?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:46

I wonder if it's fine once they're established and perhaps a bit deeper than they want to dig down, whereas nice, new plantings will be near the surface and slightly less 'firm'  until they get their roots in properly....

I suppose those planted in the green would mean they would be firmer in the ground too, and also going in (usually) at a time of year when there's plenty of other food around. 

Just my thoughts on it. 


Maybe we should do a Beechgrove style trial  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:41

Determined little sods aren't they?  

What do you have under the cheese layer? Is the whole pot full of bird food? 

And  if so, is it layered - like a delicious bird lasagne?  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:01

You need a 'Fairy Cage' , Joyce  

'How the **** do I get in here? $*#*..... Grrrr.....'

Germinating seeds on wet paper towels

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:30

I've never done it B.Star. You then have to faff about planting them up anyway which can be awkward.

Pot or tray method for me every time. When you have to prick out or separate, you have something more substantial to deal with, so less damage anyway  

How to deal with Leylandii hedge behind a border?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:27

You won't kill it by cutting on your side only TTC, but you might create another issue as you'll need to get in and water and feed the clematis and guide it in right direction.  You could  plant a montana though, which doesn't need a lot of effort once established and tied in. 

The alternative would be to prune your shrubs back on the side nearest the hedge, giving you a bit of space to get inbetween. Take individual stems out back to the main trunk of the shrub. Not ideal, but would mean leaving the established hedge in situ if you like it. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:20

That would do me fine as a little house to live in GD 

As you say, it's a pity to see buildings become so delapidated very easily. It's a lovely chimney too.

It's ok - I won't tell your hubby you said that 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:16

Absolutely Dove. How have we become such a nanny state? It's easier than ever to find out about all sorts of things because of the t'interweb,  yet people seem more ignorant of the real world then ever before! 

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