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Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:47

He runs round on his knees BL -  and in his shorts ...

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:41

Smashing W'song 

They're great for a bit of drama.

Some lovely pix on here from everyone - too numerous to mention individually but I'd kill for LP's walled garden 

Hydraenga Advice

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:20

I bought a couple of Quercifolias Katherine - the autumn colour is gorgeous. 

I think it's difficult to grow them well if your soil is very dry, until they're well established. No amount of manual watering really makes up for it. Perhaps a load of manure into the planting hole and a ton of mulch to help retain any moisture?


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:15

I knows it Verd....

Pinching out

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:14

Plants around a pond advice

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:13

You don't want too much soil ending up in the pond as it contains a lot of nutrients which encourages algal growth. Is it a wildlife pond Pam? If so, normally you would have a slope, or beached edge, of gravel so that creatures can get in and out safely. The gravel then blends into the planting areas and soil doesn't really get washed in much because of the gradient.

If you just have an edging of rocks etc, you can use a strip of  landscape fabric as a barrier between your planted areas and the rocks which will prevent the soil slipping in. The plants will cover it or you can use some smaller rocks and stones to disguise it. 

I created a small pond last year. The first pic shows the little barrier I have between the planting area and the little pool which now has some marginals. I used some heavy duty plastic over a few rocks :

This is the same area planted up and top dressed with gravel to hide any bits of plastic etc :

 The plants are all quite mature now 


Problem with bamboo leaves going brown

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:00

I change my mind hourly never mind seasonally Cathy... 

Pinching out

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:58

He also pinches everything Jo - watch out for your doughnuts....

Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:58

Perhaps you should take your issue up directly with the BBC Lw1970.

We're just gardeners here  

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:56

Wasn't having a go at you Jo - I was supporting what you said re parents informing their children about how to behave in a garden 

and adding my tuppenceworth  

Horses for courses with all these programmes I think 

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intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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Bee programme tonight

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cufcskim's reply!

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