Fairygirl


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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 18:13

What lovely news LP-delighted for you all, and will keep all my fingers and toes crossed that all continues to go well  


I'll uncross them on the hills though - if that's ok  


Did I miss what the photo shoot is for ?  


Hope your weekend was really enjoyable B'man 


I agree with you about Wales obelixx. I have no real interest, but the pride they seem to have (in general) in their country's achievements is lovely.  Having had two major relationships in my life - both avid football fans - it's nice to have control over the TV remote now...    


Glad you're a bit chirpier Wonks. I'm about to do spicy chicken for dinner if you want some 

Plant name

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 17:58

It's a Phormium . They do flower - and that is the flower spike - but it can take a few years for them to do it, and even then , it can be a hit and miss thing. The flowers are interesting, rather than blousy!  

How big pots for clematis?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 17:57

Hi wakeshine - obelixx has given you excellent advice re your small clematis. They're just not mature enough to withstand life yet in an open border. At that size, they're not much more than last year's cuttings, so they won't be mature plants, giving a good display for quite a long time, hence the need to pot them on and let them mature first. If you want to avoid potting plants on, it would be better to buy a mature specimen from a nursery or GC, which you can plant out now.


I know it's tempting to buy these inexpensive plants, but they're inexpensive for a good reason!  

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:10

Good thought Dove - I made an assumption that the holes were in the middle of the leaves for some reason. 


Lovely if it's a leaf cutter bee though! 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:02

Morning all /afties Pat. I'll say Happy Birthday now in case I miss it when it arrives! 


Stay warm and eat cake is always a good motto


I saw the moon last night just before I went to bed and thought it looked so pretty that I'd take a photo - and then I didn't.  Regretted it when I heard on  the news earlier that it was a strawberry moon (as Joyce said) and it's the first time it's coincided with the solstice sine 1967.  


My mind was taken up with the k**b across the back from me who'd been faffing with one of his clapped out cars since I got back from work at 5 and was still there at half 9. Engine revving etc. He was still out there at 10 with a light on messing about with it.  


A well aimed, lit match would solve that quite easily....


Hope today is better for you Clari. What's that saying about 'a trouble shared' ? 


Would you like a note to get you out of swimming Wonks? 


Off to t'mill soon - have a good day everyone .

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 22:05

Welcome Tabitha - hope you find lots of help, as well as a few laughs, here on the forum. This thread is always wonderful - especially on a wet, miserable day!


We have another regular poster from Guernsey too  


He does look like a cross between several birds Joybell... 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:59

Ppauper and RB....I'm old enough to be his mother,  and he has a partner and a four year old daughter ... I'm not a cradle snatcher !  


Lovely blue sky lily 


Yvie - someone suggested a slumber party (Americanism? ) because I now have a  new bedroom  


Hope your daughter poked the future MIL in the eye  

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Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:11

Hope you get it resolved and don't lose the shrub KT 


If Bob (the Gardener) was around, he might know the cause and  have a solution 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:49

I think there will be a few men trying to break that record now RB - you know what some men are like when a wumman shows 'em up...


They'll need some amount of porridge though!


I thought it best to talk to David (the checkpoint chap) for a good while just so she could crack on past me. Didn't want to show her up... 


It took me 6 hours of walking ( and 2 hours of breaks) just to do the two hills I did!


Can you send your undergardener here for some slab shifting obelixx? We have dry weather forecast for tomorrow  

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:18

Could it be a sawfly of some kind KT53? The stripped leaves are typical of them. Not sure if they go for hydrangeas though. 


Or a caterpillar? 


The damage you describe suggests they could be likely suspects. 


I've never had damage on hydrangeas though, so can't be sure. Someone here will know though!

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