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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:21

Be strong Steve - you will win.

Think the weedkiller and perseverance will work. If it's any support - I once managed to kill Russian Vine. Quite proud of that achievement  


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:13

Evening all  

Not long in - came back from work, had a drink of juice and went out to finish prepping the new area for lawn. Had my dinner and went back out to finish it and then sowed the seed and netted it all 

oh...and shouted at the brats kicking their sodding football against my car. Was right in the mood for it after the conversations here today. Hosta - good for you for telling these hopeless excuses for parents how it really is. 

Glad ma was ok Dove 

Lovely to have a hog lily 

Will try and catch up with all the doings here but need to go to bed 


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:46
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Wintersong it's the stock answer of " they're only playing" that gets me. 

"NO, they're behaving in the most selfish manner possible and disturbing everyone around them, why? because you're so selfish you just let them, and too lazy to stop them"


Exactly Hosta - and perfectly put . Mine were never allowed to scream and yell constantly and disturb other people, and my neighbours (at that time) were the same. Someone suggested to me that I should wear an I player and headphones. I won't repeat here what my answer was but I expect you can guess. Sloppy, lazy parenting - if you can even call it parenting - and it's rife.

No heatwave here -  hazy sun, oppressive dark clouds, and some rain - thunder on the way I think .  Hope it just goes past although I love a good thunderstorm 

I want  white Liatris for a few gaps W'song. They have them at the nursery but I don't have time to go. 

Need some hand holding

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:32

Verd's right, and also - move it to a more sheltered position. 

You've unfortunately learned the hard way that plants in pots get damaged even at this time of year if they're in the wrong place.

Child friendly plants perennials and shrubs

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:47

I planted what I wanted - my children were taught how to behave in the garden and not pick anything without asking me first.  As buttercup says - it's about educating them from the minute they can walk around on their own, and not leaving them  on their own in  a garden anyway - mine never were.  It would be the same as leaving them alone in a kitchen with pans of boiling stuff on a hob or a  room with an unguarded open fire. It shouldn't happen -  they must be supervised  

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:39

DD - had a very quick wander through your garden (as I have to go to work) - it's great  

You've worked so hard and I can't imagine how stressful it's all been  - but give yourself a huge pat on the back!  

and a lie down in a darkened room ...


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:34

Morning all. 

So sorry to hear your news Bill. Everyone who has 'met' you here will be thinking of you and hoping you are alright. Love to you and Mrs Bill xxx


Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:29

Hi Mumoftwo - I don't do hanging baskets as I don't like them, but my first thought was that it seemed a lot of plants for such a small amount of space and therefore compost and nutrition. I feel they  might be struggling to get enough to sustain them over a long period. Annuals in pots would be the same if there was a shortage.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 07:21

Smashing pix BL - thanks for sharing. Hope DD had plenty of cake to keep her going 

Verd - I bought those lilies as a bargain in Homebase last spring -  about 75p (I think) for three slightly dried out bulbs. They flowered perfectly well and are ready to go again now.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 07:11

Morning Dove and Verd. Been awake since five 

Looks like today might be a decent day after more rain last night, but I have to go to work and earn a crust or three. Hoping older fairy might lend me a hand later to get the area for grass done and netted. 

My Philadelphus are just starting to flower but I can't smell them - lack of warmth perhaps - or maybe it's just me? ....

Glad your cousin is making improvements Verd. I have a cousin in Canada who isn't well - Alzheimers. Sad. 

Looked at the pix BL - glad DD's day went well. 

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