Fairygirl


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:41

OL - considering they like cool, damp environments I'm not sure what that says about your hubbie's trainers... 

identification please

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:26

Yes it's one of the mallow family - Malva. You'd mainly find them called Lavatera (unless they've changed the name!) if you went to buy one-  there's  many varieties available. Sidalceas are more upright  so if it's bushy it's most likely a Lavatera 

Kilmarnock willow

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:20

I'm sure it'll be fine then Rob 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:17

chicky - oldest fairy is more like a hobbit...

and yes, they do get unruly but they can be useful for dinner making and dishwashing!

Just chuck the water on your plants OL. The mozzie larvae do no harm. I get them in the little dish I use for a bird bath  - I just sling a bucket of water into it to flush it out now and again. They love the warmth of the shallow water.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:01

I just have fairies here chick - no rustic dwarfs....

Coat's on...and hat...

Might be great tits or blue tits KEF? They have quite 'peepy' cheeps.

That's not easy to say you know...

Bee hotel has a vistor

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:58

Fantastic Coys 

Lovely to see gardener's efforts in gardens having a real impact. I definitely want to make one. If every garden had just one bee house think of the difference it would make to the bee colonies. Perhaps we should start a campaign 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:42

KEF - that reminds me of a Frankie Boyle joke - 'there's a huge depression over Scotland - and now for the weather'....

Rain's just started here but only light steady stuff - hope it just stays like that. 

That's a lot of stirring fidget   Sounds like it was worth it though!

grasses

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:38

That's funny Verd - I have a birthday this year too...

I don't have many grasses but I love Spartina which is one I had in a previous garden and isn't always readily available. Got a little pot last year at the nursery I go  to and it's beginning to  get established now. Bright green  foliage with fine gold edging . Forms a clump about a metre high with an arching habit. I also love Hakonechloa and there's a spot not far from me which has a huge bed of them which the council put bedding round in the summer. They look fantastic just now although I think the gaudy bedding spoils them!

Just took this pic of Spartina - Hakonechloa is next to it for now but these will be separated later this year to give them more room - they're getting that raised bed more or less  to themselves. 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P7190002_zps22a26195.jpg

 

Kilmarnock willow

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:09

Not sure it would appreciate being waterlogged either Rob - in my experience they're not quite the same as the big weeping willows which are happy next to rivers and ponds etc. As long as you add a bit of  grit for drainage when you plant, some well rotted manure or good compost, and it's not sitting in soggy ground all the time it should be ok. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:05

Morning all. Dry here but very still and warm. Is it the calm before the storm...

We're supposed to get it later this morning. Hope everyone is ok - I heard there was a few incidents with lightning strikes - houses on fire etc. 

Hope the weather passes by Woody and all you lot going garden visiting. 

Not sure I'll get much done outside today - think I might go and tie down anything susceptible.

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