Latest posts by Fairygirl

Climbing iceberg rose and Clematis John Paul II question

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 19:39

Slugs and/or snails. They love a tasty bit of clem foliage.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 19:36

Snap Dove. Sad isn't it, but incredible that she's been able to get back playing at all.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 19:35

About to have another piece of it Dove. I'm sure it contributes well to my five a day.....  

Older fairylet made some pavlovas recently. Yumm  

Just watching some tennis now. I can't normally be a**ed with women's tennis much, but the Kvitova match is on and she is struggling with her hand. What a horrific time she's had. Shows the strength of character though. I hope she can continue to do well. The surgeon who operated is in the crowd, which is lovely.

White patches after using Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 19:14

Hi Jessica - it may be that the granules haven't dissolved properly yet,leaving some residue. If the grass was dry when you applied it, there simply may not have been enough moisture there to do that fully.

It's why it's best applied to damp ground, so if you've had no rain, or very little, recently, that's the most likely reason. It's also why you need to  water it in if you don't get any decent rain after a few days  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 18:54

What a pain in the danglers Liri. I love rasps but I've never grown them, although we have the best climate up here for 'em  

We did blend some with a few strawbs for some sauce for the cake though 

I snip or squish slugs, but I rehome my snails in the road Rebecca. I let them have a chance of getting back. I'm all heart  

I've done some deadheading and a little bit of tying in of sweet peas, as there isn't a lot else to do out there at present, other than of the 'shifting slabs or constructing' variety, and the battery's flat onthe drill/driver - just for a change   

I need some compost for repotting and planting anyway. The sweet peas are starting to flower now so I've picked a few for the house. They should be grand in a week or two. 

Alpine confusion

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 18:13

Hi Tanty - I'm not familiar with these, but I'd guess by the names that it could be the foliage. Nudicaule suggests a bare stem, or with little foliage. 

Have you tried a specialist Alpine site? They might have the necessary info that would help  

Drowned begonia

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 18:04

If the corms look manky, they've probably rotted, but if you don't want to take everything out to check them, put them somewhere that they can dry out a bit, and see how it goes.

You'll need to watch your other plants though, if there aren't any holes in the container. It would be worth shifting them into another pot. If you get one the same size and just carefully tip the whole thing out and into the other one, there shouldn't be a problem. 

What are these

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:58

Loganberries or Tayberries - I can  never remember the difference, but they're quite similar and are hybrids of raspberries and blackberries (brambles)

New home and lawn - aggresive weed issue

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:53

Hi GPrime - most of the forum members here are UK based, so it may not be helpful for you!

I don't recognise that myself, but someone else might  

Any idea what this weed is??

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:51

I've just posted a pic on another thread, so it should be ok now mnmn  

Discussions started by Fairygirl

A Little ditty

If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
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Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
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Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
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The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
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Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
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green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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forum gremlins

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Bee programme tonight

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spam reported

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Common Swift (moth)

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our building projects

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slugs, snails and bees

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cufcskim's reply!

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