Fairygirl


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Alstroemeria 'picking'

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 18:01

You can pick Alstromeira as often as you want really - they're good, long lasting flowers in a vase.


Montbretia can be a pain to get rid of.  I've found weedkiller isn't very effective, even applied several times. You have to dig it out and those little corms are very tough - they can break off easily and each one will regrow. You just have to persevere   

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:47

Could your OH come and dig up the bits of concrete at the back of my 'stension Dove? They're right where the edge of the new border will be....



Tree's going to be smart - your pix weren't there when I posted. I love Amelanchier. Great for wildlife  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:36

Glad the neck's ok Dove, and you and doc have both had a productive day. 


Hope the weather stays favourable for your jaunt to Hosta's - I'd send you ours but we're hanging on to it in case this is all the good stuff we get! 


I'm not getting any offers to make dinner here unfortunately...


I was slightly concerned when LP said she was having a fight with a rector...and on a Sunday too...

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:10

Evening all - is it technically evening yet?


Short day, a hill I've done before, not too hot on the hill but the car thermometer was reading 19 on the way home about 4ish. Nice day slightly spoiled by the traffic jam caused by an a**e on a motor bike. When will they ever learn...


No pickaxe Joyce - did as I was told today...    Lovely view of 'your' Cruachan hills too. I'll post a few pix later. The lower slopes  are all covered in bluebells just now.  Heard the Arrochar cuckoo. First time this year. I had to laugh when I was approaching the car. Three people were on the rocks in the burn (which is right by the layby at the start of the walk)  ....trying to start a barbecue. Has the world gone completely mad? 


I say - name and shame doc. No need for that nonsense. 


Don't think I could cope with that sort of journey obelixx. Even without the ferry crossing! Looking forward to your pix-I'll take a swatch at them later. 


I was going to do some steaming Liri, but never quite got round to it.  I feel much better though thanks. Just wish my food tasted of something!

Begonia Tubers and Clematis Query

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 16:52

If it's in a bigger pot, and the roots are filling it well, you could probably plant it out Natalie. That variety is quite robust. Just make sure you prepare the planting hole well and plant deeply. Water in well, and keep an eye out for slugs and snails. 


If you don't want to put it in the ground, follow the same procedure for a pot,  making sure there's adequate drainage, and also make sure you have some decent sized support for it. Even a youngish plant will get to decent size this year. You need to be more vigilant with watering if it's in a pot too. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:24

Told you it was like concrete Joyce! 


A lot  of the garden has been created by using it. There was nothing here when I moved in - compacted grass, slabs, gravel, and tree roots.  


It 's all good exercise!  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:16

I've bumped the thread up with my comments GWRS. For what they're worth. Probably offended a few folk with my post....not about the photos I hasten to add... 


Resting now Panda. Walking tomorrow 


Migraines are a horrible thing. Hope you're better tomorrow. I know someone who had to take injections for them. 

Chelsea photos 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:12

Agree too chicky. I often wonder why people can't see the importance of good structure in a garden. Mr Lutyens was the expert on that.  


I also wonder why people can't seem to understand the concept of a 'show'. The skill of designers to show what can be created.  Their designs won't all transfer to a suburban semi - but that's the point. We can take bits and we can dream of what we might have if money was no object. 


As I've said before, that's what shows of any kind are like. They're aspirational. Aiming for perfection.  I've found some of the other threads about Chelsea quite negative so I haven't commented. We all like or dislike bits but it's basically a shop window of talent and we should be very proud of our designers. Anyone who has ever tried making a garden to fulfill a brief knows how hard it is.


Lovely photos from everyone. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:56

Thank you Yvie - I feel much better even though I've been digging with the pickaxe 


Did I miss your birthday?  You can tell me what it's like to be 27....


Glad you've had a lovely time -  and enjoy spending the vouchers  


Think Liri started a specific thread GWRS. I haven't had time to have a look yet. Will see if I can find it and bump it up.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 17:28

Sorry Joyce...won't do it again...well maybe just for a little while...

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