Latest posts by Fairygirl

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:07

like obelixx - I see potentilla -  the sicky yellow one - everywhere, and cotoneaster and berberis. Spireas as well, and the cornus, as Ceres says.


Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:04

I've just bought seeds for an orange agastache for the new 'hot' border GD.  I don't normally do perennials from seed but I decided to do it for this part of the garden. I may live to regret it   

I find Verb bonariensis easy from seed, and then take cuttings from it when I trim the plants back in spring.

Pruning of camellia

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:01

Yes - a shapely shrub is what you're aiming for Jennifer. It makes all shrubs ugly if they just get a swoosh across the top with a hedgetrimmer!  Think of the shape it is now, and try and follow that 

Kitchens For Sale South Midlands Area UK

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 07:57

Goodbye and take your s****y tat with you 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 07:56

Morning all/afties Pat  

Congrats Clari - I couldn't have don it either! I think you deserve a massive mug of tea...but I'm drinking it right now...  

Have a great weekend chicky - I'll be thinking of you while it's chucking it down here if the forecast's correct. It's beautiful just now, but currently  seven degrees outside ,  condensation on the windows, and rain for when I get home from work. Grrr....

Not sure I'll get a walk either  Joyce  - thunder, lightning, rain etc for any hills I want to do  

Hope you have a restful weekend Wonks. I have trouble with my back too, have done for forty years or so,  so I know how horrible it is. 

You'll be glad to get moved, obelixx - just so that you can catch your breath for half an hour!

Mine beckons, so I'll catch up later.  Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 19:42

Couldn't agree more.

Who do they think they are? 'Reduces their view'...my a**e....

Nothing focuses the mind more than the realisation that their bullying isn't having the desired effect, and will also cost them money.

Tulips in pots

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 18:44

Outside in a sheltered spot,out of the worst of the winter rains and weather, GWRS. Gritty compost - they like a nice free draining medium.

I do nothing else to mine except move them into position for enjoying them in April/May 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 18:42

Chillier here  now - about 12 degrees, so not much much warmer than it was this morning when I left for work just after eight, when it was just into double figures. Glorious day - got to about fifteen. Pity I had to work - perfect temp for me for being in the garden!

Temps consistently in single figures for a while now, but as long as it's not heaving with rain it's lovely. 

Anything wrong with these clematis?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 17:16

Thanks for that Richard. I sort of assumed they would be pretty straightforward. I don't have a lot of time now, and felt that a few of those would fit well with my other planting, now that most of my construction work is done and I can get a few more additions. I had a look a while ago at what was available, so I'll spend more time 'researching' during the dark evenings. Hopefully the purse strings will stretch to a couple 

Planting out

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 08:11

Sorry Breathe - I hope I haven't confused you! I made an assumption that the plant was dormant, and you couldn't see where the crown of the plant was in comparison to the roots. 

Note to self - must try harder....

Have a look at it in spring when you see the new growth, and you'll see what I mean! 

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