Fairygirl


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Bird Box

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 07:37

Could you not use the tree that's there for one Ggirl -  or do you have a box for that already?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 07:33

Know what you mean Hosta - my lounge is now warmer because of the extension, which is my new bedroom. It also has three external walls and nothing above as it's single storey. Warms up quite quickly though - it's not that big! 


You wouldn't have liked the temps where I was yesterday  

Raised Bed Problem

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 07:29

If you're using steel rods for connecting them, you can place them on their edge, and put the steel rods right through into the ground. You won't need so many sleeepers then, and it will give you more planting room as well as it will make the internal size bigger.


Dovefromabove, here on the forum, has done that in her garden. She might be able to offer further advice and some photos later 

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 07:22

2 degrees here just now Hosta. Don't think it's to get much higher. Chilly last night - I had to put the heating back on later.  Had it on for a couple of hours when I got home  and it was fine till about half eight. House is well insulated so I don't have it on much at night. 


Hope the day goes well. I enjoy driving but I don't have to do it for work - totally different!

Need a Quick Growing Screening hedge

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 06:44

Any chance of a photo digit? That helps for ideas.


As pansyface suggests - planting soemthing smaller but closer to your house is the best solution if that's possible. It can make a garden more interesting when it's divided up anyway, so that may be the best way forward.


A huge hedge can be imposing and draw attention to the very area you want distracted from. If you had another focus elsewhere, that often works better. A specimen tree on the other side, feature bed  with a statue,  a small pond etc. etc


Those two ideas combined might do the trick. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 06:38

Morning all - when you arrive and afties Pat if you arrive too 


I wish daughter could get a later shift on a Sunday...it's the only drawback of walking on Saturdays. I have to be up to take her on Sundays and I'm getting too old for getting up at the back of six two days in a row 


I take it Wales lost...we did some rosettes for a chap in Wales the other day - a suppporter's club I guess. He left it a bit late - more than a bit actually -  but we managed to get some art work done of a dragon and got 100 off to him. Pity they didn't help!


Is it Scotland's turn today? Should really get a Saltire to fly in the garden -support our lads and all that  


No idea what the weather looks like just now but I think it's to be pretty dull and wet. 

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:45

I keep thinking I should do some doc, but I don't - for the same reason the OP has found.


I've nowhere to put them once they get going. I don't usually do anything before March. Too cold to plant out by the time they need it. 

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:20

We've all done something similar Sandy, so don't be too disheartened. 


I still think they should make it very clear on seed packets about what happens after the da*n things germinate and grow a bit! 

Wilting in Greenhouse

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:17

I don't see that much wrong with them either. Unless there's a bit of rot somewhere, as Pete suggests, they look pretty good. New growth is there. It's still early days for small seedlings, and they might lose a leaf or two along the way. You might lose a couple here and there too, but on the whole they look ok. 


Are they getting sun during the day at all? Even at this time of year, direct sun can be hot and could cause small plants to flag a bit. Keeping the soil just damp rather than too moist will help. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:08


Mind you - I'm about to stick a pizza in the oven to share with youngest. She's just a slip of a thing - could probably eat three tartiflettes and not look any different...

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