Latest posts by Fairygirl

Growing basil

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:01

No need to thank me Michael - hope you have more success sowing  next time. Third time lucky 

What shall I grow in this pot?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:00

I think I'd agree with Redwing - change it seasonally, and you can do that easily by planting up a plastic pot to put inside it and just remove that when you want a change.

Bulbs in spring, annuals in summer etc. An evergreen for over winter is also a good idea. Most things will be happy with the amount of light and aspect you have there. An evergreen tumbling sedge or a Hebe would do the evergreen 'winter' season. 

New Garden

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:55

Think you might be right on the hazel daisy.

The yellow one is the Laburnum Becki  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:54

It's stunning chicky. I don't they're often grown up here - climate's not really right. They look splendid when they have the right conditions. 

Progress update

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:51

Pale lavender/grey here with hints of magenta for the 'post reply', 'new thread' etc,and some of the print.

Did you right click on the photo to resize Wonks? It's quite easy when you know how! 

Growing basil

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:46

Hi Michael - when you buy a pot in a supermarket, it usually contains loads of individual plants, so you can split them up. 

I use multi purpose compost, sow thinly and keep the pots on the kitchen windowsill. I split them once they're a few inches tall and pot them on, giving some to friends. They can take quite a bit of watering as long as they don't sit in wet soil. I think a JI might be too heavy for them. 

Lief - I use quite a lot of basil so I just keep picking it till the plant's exhausted.  A few seeds in a 4"pot gets quite bushy if you pinch out the tips and if I have three or four pots, that lasts a good few weeks.  I do a few more pots a few weeks after the first sowings to get a succession of plants. It really depends how much you use. 

New Garden

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:32

1st and 2nd are Azaleas, (is that two pix of the same plant?) 3rd is a Paeony, (Crocosmia behind it - the tall upright leaves) can't remember the 4th, 5th is Laburnum and the last one is a currant of some kind I think.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:54

A 'vice' evening RB....titter ye not....

Chilli sounds good T'bird. The stuff i made the other day was quite mild. I get complaints if I make it too hot....

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:17

There's always the ski tow if you pick the right hill... 

Re the cup - you mean you weren't playing?

I can't be bothered making any dinner. Can't taste anything 

Tried and tested solar lights

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:14

I bought some cheap ones last year from one of those Home Bargains type shops. They worked well, but I switched them off and removed them for the winter. I doubt they'd stand up to the winter rain here if left out permanently, but I doubt if expensive ones would either. 

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