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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium auantiacum)

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:05

Do you have wet ground Sally? Many invasive plants are better behaved on heavier soil. If it's in the grass though,  mowing will be keeping it under control i think  


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:03

Morning all.

Have a lovely day Woody - stay safely out the way of any 'stray' boundaries..  Looking forward ti the pix of the terrace soon 

I could do with my hedge being that size - that would keep out the interlopers!

Brighter day today but showers I think. Very cool but that's normal at this time in the am. 

Lovely looking spread Dove - what did everyone else have?  Thought that was bekkie's husband's lunch for a moment....midnight chickens....what's that about?

Verd - I hope you're charging need it for all those plants you keep buying....

Off for a little look round while the washing washes - I can take my time since no work for me this week 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:11

I love formal gardens Zoomer so Levens is one I enjoyed. I couldn't get my photos on from the computer but Salino advised me to upload them to an external site - Photobucket - and that works for me. You just google it and sign up - doesn't cost anything - and it's quite easy to work out how to upload the pix and then transfer them here. 


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:05

Hi Tootles -  I bought three clematis earlier this year, all in 4" pots, including Duchess of Edinburgh. I potted them on into those deep clematis pots  (around 9"/10" deep) and let them grow on. They're all a good size now with decent root systems, and I'll plant them out soon into their final places. If I was you, I'd do the same and then keep them till spring before planting out. They stand a better chance of establishing well and fighting off the slugs and snails if they're bigger. They'll be fine in a sheltered corner. 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:43

Like that Eucomis fidget, would work well with that Roscoea in last pic.

I've been to Holker Hall, Zoomer- a very long time ago though, so don't remember much about it. Have you been to Levens Hall in Cumbria? Famous for it's topiary.

BL - if Ryanair had flights to Cumbria they would actually land in Glasgow and you'd have to get a bus transfer....

Lawn weed

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 12:10

You need to kill the roots flumpy or it will just keep coming back . You can use a lawn 'spot' weedkiller and apply it carefully - there are quite a few on the market I think, or if you have large areas of them it might be worth using a weed and feed on the grass which will kill them off and feed the grass at the same time. All GCs and diy stores stock these products and sometimes the own brand weed n feed products are as successful as the big brands in my experience. 

propagating Restio Tetraphyllus

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 12:02

Just bumping this up for you Denise. I've no knowledge of growing Restios, although I always thought they were South African grass type plants not Australian. Is there a particular variety you have? Any extra info you can offer will help with possible advice 

Plant ID please.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:49

Looks like an aloe to me too.

slabs havent stuck

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:47

Might have been a bit too dry Cd. It should be wet enough that you can bed the slab into it and move it a little without it all squidging out the sides, but solid enough that it stays in a reasonable shape when you put the 'blob' down. If it's too dry there's isn't enough moisture to transfer to the dry surface of the slab - if that makes sense.

It's one of those things that's trial and error initially.

Lavender bush

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 10:14

Think you leave it chicky because it becomes the new plant. I've left the grit/compost mix on the dianthus, although it's not as deep as Dave's description, but I think the theory's the same. The only problem is that the new plant will be higher - I've seen it done where the entire  plant is lifted first and a deeper hole created to put it in before doing what Dave describes. Then the new plant's at the original level, if that makes sense.  My dianthus are in pots so it was a bit easier to manage them. 

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