Latest posts by Fairygirl

Lilys growing already?

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 08:05

I haven't been to look at mine to see if they've appeared yet. I'm not sure there's anything sprouting yet - they're in a pot and I haven't noticed, but that may be becasue I haven't looked properly. 

Nature allows things to speed up or slow down according to the changing weather, so don't worry too much sevbrown. They'll still flower - enjoy them - whether it's a bit early or at the usual time  

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 08:02

I saw the first bee on Sunday - briefly. It's probably gone back into hiding though - today isn't going to 'bee' suitable for it at all!

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 07:55

Morning all/afties Pat if you're there

It's slightly different looking here...welcome to spring in Scotland  

The view from my bedroom at 7am. Not sure the weather ladies can really call that 'showers'  

I wonder if Liri will get back to the mainland today.

Glad it went well chicky. I'm sure you never have a few extra pounds anywhere. 

Hope you're  better today Obelixx -very unpleasant. Youngest hasn't been very well the last couple of days, although she's still been at work.  She'll make a remarkable recovery for tonight as the two of hem are oging to see Russell Howard in Glasgow.

doc- it's all been said. Rise above them and it'll all be fine.  That ignore button's a marvellous invention. Snow's coming your way tomorrow so you can get out and make a snowman instead.

I'm off for a look round before I shovel white stuff off the car and try and get to work!

Have a good day everyone. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:04

You've grafted really hard Chris and it shows. Amazing how quickly you can get a pond looking established if you think about the planting carefully 

I'm quite worried about you getting knocked off that bench when someone comes in the gate though....

How is your pond doing GD?

Lovely pix of your garden, as always,  BL. 

You'll get plenty of help if you're making a pond Sandra. Lots of us have them - in all shapes and sizes, so don't be frightened to ask for tips and advice when you start it. We used to have quite a lot of threads with various pix, so you could also try doing a search by using the option at the top of the page.

Lonicerca hedge

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:55

They look very smart Chrissy - you've done a good job getting the trunks straight to make that 'standard' shape, if that's the correct term for it. I expect it isn't, but you know what I mean!

I have a couple of different ones and I just prune out individual stems to keep them quite loose, although they're used as structure behind and beside other planting They provide all year round colour  (vital here for wintertime) and some berries for the birds, so they're very useful in my garden.

Might try a bit of shaping and trimming since I bought a new pair of snips....

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:48

It's always a thrill isn't it Hosta? I'm the same when I see a bulb, or the new growth of a perennial emerging. Daft aren't we   

Good that you haven't lost all of them. I only sowed some of mine at the weekend.I kept the outer cups from our coffees on a Friday, and sowed them in that. Quite deep, although not too wide at the top. 3 in each for me - not as tight as you with the compost....

Mr Steinmeyer made life long friends in Comrie, and one chap who he befriended died just two weeks before him. He was only a young lad of 19 when he was captured.

Nice when something good comes from something so dreadful. 

Large Pittosporum

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:59

I think you can prune them to keep them manageable Lester. They're not always very hardy up here, so I don't grow them - although I'd like to.

I'm sure you'll get further advice on pruning, and it's probably best done when the danger of frost is gone - especially if it's that size. Do you know what variety it is? 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:55

Just saw a nice item on the Scottish news about a former German POW held in a camp in Comrie, Perthshire. He's left a 380 grand legacy to the village, as he was treated well when he was there. Some of it to be specifically used for older people. He said that the surrounding hills had kept him going, especially through the winter. In light of today's 'Vera' celebrations, I think that's a really lovely story to balance things out   

Plants for around a small pond?

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:30

There are some nearby - honest guv 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:29

I didn't want to say that Hosta, but...it certainly has....

How's your weather been today? Has it been Paul Wellered? 

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