London (change)
Today 19°C / 12°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 10°C

Fairygirl


Latest posts by Fairygirl

1 to 10 of 8,302

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:20

Morning all. Dull here and rain to come later. Got all my grass cut after work last night - it's looking very lush.

Glad your mum is feeling well Lesley. Your garden will be a foot taller everywhere when you get back!

Lovely pic chicky 

Off for a quick look round before I go.Have a good day everyone - hope the sun shines for you 

Garden weed / vine unknown ?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:35

Sounds like it could be bindweed Phil. If you google that, you'll get some pix and you can compare. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:55

I've just sown my sweet peas....

Oh Dove - Newman and Redford - what a combination! 

I'm much too young to remember that film of course 

 

Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:49

An old thread resurrected is always odd methinks. 

Will is right - used appropriately weedkillers are effective at clearing large spaces or difficult to access areas. I rarely use weedkillers but I will where necessary.

Organic produce isn't farmed in a 100% organic way anyway. They are allowed to use a certain amount of chemicals  

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:46

It's why I don't bother with them here Verd - too much rain and too many slugs early on in the year. Hardy geraniums for me - tough as old boots,value for money in every way and they cover old bulb foliage and provide a foil for other planting. Potentillas and Euphorbias for the same reasons.

another plant for topiary

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:41

Lonicera nitida is the only one that comes to mind, but you will be doing a lot of clipping.....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:39

Morning all. Good luck Panda 

Cloudy here too Verd- looks not bad but I have work to go to in ten minutes 

Dove - I know hogs are smart but.......  Hope Hefty's ok though 

Quick look round before I go. Have a good day all 

Same old story

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:34

nut 

Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:31

I've personally never heard of anyone using a garlic spray for aphids - usually just for slugs and snails. Sometimes you get an infestation in spring if it's warm and wet and everything is growing at a great rate, but it balances out once birds have young to feed. Wiping any large amounts off when you see them will help - some plants are more susceptible anyway so just keep an eye out for them. 

Same old story

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:22

Lyn - they'd need to be quite large ones too 

1 to 10 of 8,302

Discussions started by Fairygirl

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 385
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 826
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

 
Replies: 7    Views: 694
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

 
Replies: 12    Views: 734
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

 
Replies: 2    Views: 836
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 914
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 724
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 730
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34

kitchen spam-don't answer it!

Replies: 3    Views: 758
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 17:23

spam issues

Replies: 28    Views: 1369
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:53

No posts either

Replies: 13    Views: 934
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:18
11 threads returned