Latest posts by Fairygirl

Portuguese Laurel

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 08:06

Could they not just give it a good overall prune instead porthallow? It's a really nice specimen as it is, and a crown lift would be what it's had previously by the look of it,  but if it's too big for what you want, I'm sure they could alter the pruning to make it more manageable for you. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 08:03

I love the little pulsatillas Iamweedy. A welcome bit of colour in late winter/spring. 

They'll eat the red berried ones (pyracanthas) first GD. They still haven't started on mine at the back of the garden yet, so they must have plenty to eat just now.   

The harebells are gorgeous aren't they? So delicate. I bought some cotton grass for the side of the pond too - those two plants remind me of the hills when I'm not out on them. 

the favourite plant in your garden

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 07:58

I've got deja vu.....

Think we've been here before with this. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 07:57

Morning all/afties Pat. Pretty flowers - I have some white Nigellas with dark purple anthers - I'll have to find a better place for sowing them next year though. 

Oh BL - that's hellish. Where is the common sense. If you were someone 'important' I bet that wouldn't happen. Easy to say don't worry, but of course you will be doing exactly that. I hope it gets sorted soon  for you. Hugs for you as well as doc.

 Sharp frost here but it's above zero now. Grass is sparkly. Still haven't brought those pelargoniums in, but they're absolutely fine. Just shows they can withstand a few frosts no bother if they're tucked against a wall in the rain shadow. 

Chicky - not long now! Are you, by any chance, a little excited?   

I'll have a quick look round before I defrost the car and head off. Have a good day everyone

Did the gardening help you to lose weight?

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 17:48

I think I should look into them both Philippa. They sound exactly what I need in the ruckie on a long day. Perhaps I could have the Garcinia heated up now that we're into snow weather, and anything that prevents 'localised chafing' on the thighs sounds good.....

Where do I sign up?  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 17:44

Hope you're not feeling   if it's a bit choppy Liri  

Think the forecast is looking good for tomorrow at least  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 17:42

Lovely pix GD. The  harebells have been really successful  

I still have a few flowering here too.  Still have all my pyracantha berries Joyce. The blackies haven't needed them yet. 

Here is my enormous second flush of flowers on clematis Miss Bateman.....

Little pasqueflower has put in an appearance

Perennial Plug Plants

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 17:33

I would. They're small and you couldn't put them outside now that they're in a greenhouse. They would never survive. 

Just keep them ticking over -  don't over water - as they'll be dormant and won't be doing much for the next few months. Look at them now and again to check that they're ok  

Did the gardening help you to lose weight?

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 17:28

I thought I'd be generous Dove, since I haven't been on since yesterday, but I know bulls**t  when I see it ......

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 17:26

Evening all.

Hugs doc - we have plenty to spare whenever you need 'em.

Chilly here just now - about four when I came in at 5pm,  so I think we may get a touch of frost tonight too Obs. I still haven't brought some of my Lord Bute pelargoniums in, but they've managed the recent three or four frosts.It hasn't been lower than about minus three or four anyway, and they're perfectly fine and flowering well. They'll just have to get on with it.

I've no time for people who evade tax - avoidance is slightly different, and if you can legally pay a bit less, I can't see that many people wouldn't do that. 

Off for a look round with a cuppa, and then I'd better make the dinner...

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