Latest posts by Fairygirl

Plastic Garden tiles

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 19:16

I don't know how well it works long term Jason. As Angie says - they're really for temporary usage. Cutting across a lawn, or similar, to build, or access, something  and prevent too much damage to a surface.

You could maybe try the stuff for putting in parking areas that's like a honeycomb. It's mainly for using on grass and is a more long term solution, but it should work on gravelled areas too. Not sure exactly what it's called and it may be pricey.

Is there a reason you can't just walk on the gravel though?

Sedum plants from cuttings

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 18:21

Has that thread disappeared philippa? 

It was a 'chancer' Iamweedy - plugging their wares. Gave us a laugh adding our comments when we were bored   

Amelanchier Advice

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 18:17

Lamarckii is  probably the best known, and most readily available, and is easy to maintain. It gives great versatility - white flowers in spring which are ideal for pollinators,  berries in autumn for birds, and beautiful autumn colours. 

Most of them are suitable for a small space though - you can prune to keep them to a size you want, as others have said. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 18:12

Evening all. Thes old folk are dreadful Hosta - with their dirty minds, although I have no idea what they're talking about of course....    

Diddly darn chilly today with the wind. The sleety showers didn't help. More forecast for tomorrow night and into Sunday.

Hopefully get a walk tomorrow in the east. I have a little mission to go on to pay my respects. 

I've heard good things about Magnesium Hosta.  Always worth trying anyway.

Chicky will be well on her way now. She'll have a great time. 

Been very idle this afternoon, but a bolognese sauce is on the go for dinner. Comfort food  

Colour matching

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 18:05

Hogweed - I have a new border which is hot colours, and orange is a main one. I grow dark sweet peas and they work really well. You could tie them in along the fence, or let them scramble around a bit.

This year I grew Black Knight, which had rich, plummy purple flowers, and it was really prolific.  


Beaujolais is another which also has dark flowers.

Sedum plants from cuttings

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 19:10

Oh the Glan/Niv is a real stinker philippa! 

Yes - wet,cold soil is what they hate, but it's surprising how well they cope once they're big established plants. 

Somewhere that the worst of the winter weather doesn't affect them is ideal Mygarden. If you're struggling for a spot that would suit, you can always put them somewhere that you can rig up a bit of shelter over the top  of them instead  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 17:47

Have a splendid time chicky - remember to buy one of those hats with the corks round it.....


Posted: 09/11/2017 at 17:34

Well - just don't cut any holes! 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 17:33

Oh - don't get me started on planning departments at councils Hosta. I think it depends what side of bed they get out of in the morning - or whose bed.  I wish I'd never built this extension. Never had the sort of  problems with any other work like I've had with this one.  Hope it works out for you eventually.

Gey breezy here last night too Joyce , but it settled a bit during the day. Hope Liri doesn't have to hold onto her hat over the next few days  

Wildlife photos

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 17:25

He's just checking out the competition tepee  

Lovely photo, and a nice addition to your garden  

Loely photos too redfuchsia. Do you know which butterflies they are in your pix?

The pigeon looks like the ones I have - they're so fat it's a wonder they ever get off the ground...  

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