Latest posts by Fairygirl

Foxgloves indoors or out over winter?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:49

Outside - they're hardy - even here! 

Tuck them in a sheltered place if they're little. Mine were against the house wall and a timber screen all last winter. In fact, most of them are still there...


Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:45

Happy Birthday Lilly Pilly - all the best people are born in October  


Tuck in  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:42

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope the visiting visitors appreciate all your hospitality 

Aahh Cat Stevens....when other teenagers had David Cassidy and Donnie Osmond on their bedroom walls, we had Cat Stevens and Steve McQueen  

Dank and misty here so no hills today. Watching Regina Spektor on Jools Holland and the rest of Still Game from last night cos I fell asleep...till half four....  

I've planted all my tulips - we don't have to worry about them getting too warm! Some 'fell' into my hand when I collected a new lamp from Homebase the other day. Dove - there are still plenty in there....

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 20:58

Ooh - I forgot to wish Wonks a happy last day at work.. 

Some of chicky's home baked cake would be nice for us all to celebrate though....

I'm thinking of doing some little cakes on Sunday as it's the birthday of one of the girls at work this weekend. That's if I can get in the kitchen - older fairylet is hopefully doing the 'December celebration' cake then...

I don't have a dressing gown...I just put a big cardi on over my clothes  

obelixx - re the phones - I think it's just that 'young people' are so used to them, and they simply don't understand the risk. You get no signal in glens because they're too enclosed and even on an open summit it can be iffy. You can always get an emergency services call though.

I'm putting my feet up too, so I'll see you all tomorrow....

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 19:14

Evening all. Glad you're having a good break BL. Sorry to hear you're having a bit of a family issue. Hope the weather stays fair and you get a chance to recharge. 

My text has suddenly changed...I  must have pressed something...  Quite like it though 

T/the/cat - we have a seed swap here if you need some bits and bobs, and also, people will give you cuttings etc if you want a few freebies 

Weekend at last - it's been an odd week at work. I may not walk this weekend as the weather is looking a bit pants apart from the far north east, but is to be not bad here, so I may just get on with some outdoor jobs. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 19:06

Ta hollie  

I've also washed some pots to do seeds, and cleaned a bird feeder 

Karcher free hose offer

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 18:59

I suggested the same on the other - identical - thread Hosta 

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 18:56

Gorgeous Patsy.  I've always wanted a spindle tree, but don't have the right location for one at present...I'm getting very tempted though!

I've been taking a few this afternoon - Euphorbia Fen's Ruby , Tiarella Cygnet, Cotoneaster,  Clematis Constance and Euphorbia - martinii ( I think)

Still plenty of flowers to go with the foliage - Mahonia Winter Sun, Actea purpurea, Cornflower Black Ball and Verbena bonariensis


Posted: 28/10/2016 at 17:59

If it's slightly shady and there's enough moisture, Ajuga (bugle) is good. Nice dark foliage. I also use prostrate Gaultheria for that sort of site. They're both evergreen, and the Gaultheria has little white flowers which become berries at this time of year. The foliage colours up well too.

Heucheras and Tiarellas are also ideal for that location.

For sunnier areas, you could try Dianthus - lots of varieties readily available. Some of the Carexes make good edging plants and will grow in shade,and sunnier spots as long as they don't dry out.

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 17:51

The calves would have been fairly newly born BL. That pic was taken in early June.

She clearly didn't have her 'post baby bikini body' ready.....  

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Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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