Latest posts by Fairygirl

Advice needed for evergreen fast growing climber

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 20:20

Sulphur Heart is a particularly nice ivy. 

You could always stick a Virginia Creeper in as well. They really are stunning in autumn if you get cool temps to get the colour change going  

You'll have to do a bit of pruning to keep them tidy as they will just keep growing - especially if the soil's damp. 

Plant Suggestions for West Facing planter Pleasee

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 18:21

Dianthus would do well there Buzzy, and you can make the medium fit perfectly for them when it's a container. Evergreen and good scent too  

Little pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla) would also be nice with small spring bulbs. 

Black garden after Evergreen 4 in 1.

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 18:16
jag Jhand says:

I wish I read these reviews about Evergreen 4 in 1 before I made the massive mistake of using it. It has ruined my front lawn which was actually perfectly grown and green. It didn't really need this product but like a fool I wanted it to be greener. I would not recommend this product to anyone as it causes more harm than good. I'm jus hoping and praying it grows back quick 😣

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 If you just wanted it greener - you could have just used a feed.....

Evergreen 4 in 1 - the clue's in the title. Four actions in one product. It doesn't 'cause more harm than good' - it does 'exactly what it says on the tin'....

I'm not sure why so many people have found it so difficult to read, and follow, the instructions on these products, and then understand the results!  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 17:17

It's looking promising Liri - just hope it's not a case of a fog bound glen  followed by a fog bound hill   

Supposed to clear by 9 ish, so hopefully I can get above it. Those 'marshmallow' moments are always splendid. 

I lost everyone too, but I had paperwork to keep me busy.

I've just ordered a new fridge freezer, and I forgot I'd  paid for my weekend away, so with the car as well, this month's outgoings are going to be slightly higher than usual! 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 17:11

Bright and cheery Johnny - and that's just you...

Gorgeous  photos again from everyone. James -  I love the white buddleia and inherited one here which I've since taken out, but they really are lovely. The only drawback is the deadheading -  the white ones look quite manky when the flowers fade, which I think is a great pity. 

LP- you say it's overgrown, but no one would ever know. Having the clipped hedging sets it off and really makes a difference. I love your garden, especially the walls! 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 17:05

Ppauper ....TTotal - moi aussi, so I never have that excuse 

How are you today Yvie? 

Been looking out the MOT stuff as the car's due it's service as well. Hate to think how much that'll be  

Bird feeders

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 15:05

Good to see you again with 'your' birds Johnny - was wondering where you were!

The chickadees look like a mix of some of our birds - longtailed tits/coal tits/marsh tits. 

Love your pix of the green and gold  finches GD. Really beautiful.  Greenies used to be quite plentiful round here too, but they've definitely declined. I've never seen a lot of goldfincehs in this area, but we have a NT garden nearby, so many birds don't have to go too far afield for food! A couple appeared in this garden in late winter, so I'm hoping they return a bit more regularly. 

Just highlights the differing habitats we all have - you have so many 'water' birds because of the proximity of the sea, whereas we only occasionally see a few oyster catchers or mallard ducks. Herons are fairly widespread, and there's a kingfisher or two near my work  (the River Cart runs a long way around the area)  Buzzards  are only just multiplying in your location, but are very common here, not just in the hills. Still love seeing and hearing them  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 14:19

You'll not be wanting to come walking with me tomorrow then BL...   

Sounds painful Ppauper. You say it was icy, but I think you need to lay off the bevvy love  

Not really caught up here - only skimmed the last page or so. Old gits club....hmmm...I'm only 27 so I clearly don't qualify  

Still wet here Joyce. It looked like it was going to clear up a little while ago, but changed it's mind. Ach well - four dry days in a row? That constitutes summer really. Got all the outdoor stuff done yesterday after work - grass and hedge cut and all the boundary kerbside done. ( Am I the only person that does that? ) It's to be clear tonight and a bit  misty on the hills first thing, so I might get an inversion up Glen Etive  if I'm lucky  

That sounds a bit rude....stop tittering Hosta...

Has the sleep been any better lately?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 17:34

At least the neighbours will be quiet Hosta.....

Been nice again here today. Autumnal of course as it's August, but at least it was into double figures today - just - when I  put washing out before going to work. It got to about 18 this afternoon - perfect for me.  I had lunch outside too Joyce. Glad you got your roof done. You could test it with a hose - just to make sure  

This is when we get our best weather normally - now and into September.  May is often good - June and July are usually poor. 

Nice little hoggy Dove 

Going to put some dinner on and go out and tackle the last slab ( or two ) and maybe the top of  the hedge where there's a few stray stems. 

putting new topsoil onto clay

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 17:15

You need to improve the drainage. Loads of manure and grit dug into the clay before you add any soil. Adding compost as well will help - it depends just how heavy the clay is. You can't really add too much of those three things.

Mix well into the clay to get a better medium before adding topsoil. 

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