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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Is my Japanese maple dying?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 08:29

Exactly my thoughts Hosta. Always hard at this time of year with changeable weather, but when they're in pots, at least they can be moved to give them a bit of protection.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 08:27

Morning all. Weather a bit iffy here so I will head for the pentlands (south of Edinburgh)  for a walk today. All you southern folk are grabbing the sun today 

Glad the knee is a bit better Hosta. Supervising is the right job today 

Panda - frankly, an OBE is what you deserve !  Enjoy the market KEF - don't bring home any little piggies...

Rob - do you mean your potting up from your bed....

Glad you had a good day out Liri. 

Take it easy today BL - easy to say I know. I'm sure the garden will be admired by everyone tomorrow 

Have a good day everyone - especially W'song having to work 

Will catch up with you all later 



Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:20


Hope tomorrow brings some comfort to you.

chicky - wouldn't fancy trading places with Panda then...

Off to put my feet up for a little while before I go and get daughter from work, then an early night in case a miracle happens with the weather and  I can go for a big walk tomorrow 

Enjoy your evening everyone

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:19

I can vouch for Blackthorn as a wildlife hedge - it's nice and 'stabby'.....

big plants or little

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:19

I'd agree with nut, Peter. By the end of this summer a healthy philadelphus from a 3l pot planted in a well prepared spot , fed and watered, will put on considerable growth, and by next summer it will be the size of the one in the 12l pot. 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:05



Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:00

I use a bulb planter as a trowel for exactly that reason Lesley - it has a nice comfy handle 

Think the weather might be better over your way anyway . Snow forecast for further north though so think I may be staying on the west side if I go.

Are you having a hol Panda? Think I missed you saying you were going away.

What homework do you have W'song? 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:29

Couldn't agree with you more RB. It's the lack of volume control as well....

Before & After

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:26

Great job Nicky  

I know what you mean about leaves- but it's also very satisfying when you clear them all away 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:53

They're really nice fidget - not sure I have room in the most suitable area to squeeze any in though! 

I regretted my new cheap edging shears - until I saw how well they cut the edges! 

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