Latest posts by Fairygirl

Look like a Dandelion but....

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:47

My bet is on groundsel 

Neighbours have just heavily pruned by Hardy Fuschia

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:45

If it's a hardy fuchsia, it'll be fine. 

Drowned begonia

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:44

I don't grow them B3, but I'd think if you repot them (correctly ) and put them somewhere in a spot with some shade, you might get away with it.

As with most plants, it'll depend how long they've been waterlogged. Worth a try if you like them 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:30

Have some of this Clari and Liri-  plenty left for all....

I'm making a spicy mince type thing for tea - I can send some to you Clari. Having a mug of tea myself right now....

Another hectic day at work. I long for the end of August when it starts to get a little easier! 

We had a lot of rain yesterday Liri - they had to cancel a concert last night at Bellahouston Park (Glasgow)  as they couldn't set up. Ground would have been dreadful I think. Thankfully, it's warmed up a bit today - even got above mid teens for a change. Too many days where it's barely reached low double figures. Ho hum - typical July really. 

Baby cacti falling over

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 08:10

Mary - have you got any bamboo skewers? A few of those pushed in around the plant would possibly help as a  temporary 'stake'. They would be quite unobtrusive and easy to remove later on when it gets some roots. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 08:04

Morning all/ afties Pat if you're there.

Joyce - I'm only half an hour away if you need anything at all. 

Glad everything is coming together so well for you DD. I've missed a lot of the ins and outs recently, but it's terrific that your new life is taking off in such a great way. 

Daughter's birthday yesterday so I had cake making duties after work and then took them both out for dinner. She wanted ordinary cake with strawberries and cream. Lovely, but I felt  rather full afterwards 

I love being on my own - never been happier, although there's a good reason for that!   We're all different I guess. At least you've made it clear to that creep about boundaries doc  

Better shift and get to work - have a good day everyone. 


Posted: 05/07/2017 at 07:49

HI Mary- as Pete syas, if you know which varieties you have, it makes it easier to help. Do you mean the large flwoering types which flower a couple of times in the year, or one which is spring flowering and one which is autumn flowering?

The most important thing, apart from finding a good spot to grow, is to try and train them horizontally as well as letting them go up, so that you get a better display of flowers.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 07:57

Joyce - just saw your message. Lots of hugs to you just now and in the days to come xxx

What will happen to my clovers over winter?

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 21:59

Your own conditions dictate too Mary. What works well enough for someone in a warm southern site with warm soil, and a nicely protected location, won't necessarily work  in an exposed, cold, wet site further north, or a windy, coastal one. 

 I learned over time that I had to wait to plant things out up here, because small plants simply don't thrive in our conditions, and to also expect a few casualties along the way because of that.  As you say, it's frustrating when seed packets and books say sow them and plant them out - it'll all be fine!  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 21:47

Thank you BL. Nice to be back  

Glad you enjoyed the pix. The sky was great - it's often better than clear blue skies and fluffy white clouds, as long as the rain stays off  

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