Latest posts by Fairygirl

Killing Weeds

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 15:49

Really vile stuff - and isn't it illegal now anyway?

I use a hoe and a bit of proprietary weedkiller on stubborn bits. Takes hardly any time 

Last edited: 22 October 2016 15:50:52

Wintering my plants

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:51

I wasn't sure about those B'cupdays - I just remember my Grandpa growing them  

I don't think they survive up here with the wet weather, and are mostly grown as annuals. 

Your current project(s)

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:40

We had the paint conversation at work recently, so I can add a couple more suggestions for 'alternative' paint names - Hearing Aid Beige and Colostomy Bag Brown.

The others weren't suitable for putting on here.... 

Large Partners Desk For Sale UK

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:36

I got rid of one of those philippa, so I certainly don't need the desk.....

overgrown pond but home for toad!!

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:35

If you want rid of it - take it out Mary! 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:31

I'd like the two pale ones Dove - Little Maid and Percy's Pride, and also Bee's Lemon  so if you can just add those for me when you're ordering....

I always wanted Bee's Lemon and Little Maid for another garden but never got them. Didn't see them at the nursery yesterday, although they do stock them, so I may have to wait till next year....

Wintering my plants

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:18

Think the 'easter bonnet' is a Nemesia which is a perennial, so it'll just die back. Snapdragons are annuals I think, so that will die off.

Fuschias can be either hardy or non hardy, so it depends which one you have. I think you can take cuttings from the non hardy types and overwinter them. I don't grow those but someone will advise about them. Hardy ones will just need tucked somewhere for the winter. Lavender's normally hardy, so just keep the pot somewhere sheltered as they don't like the worst of the wet winter weather.  If it's a small/young plant, it will suffer more than a larger specimen. In freezing cold spells, pots may need some fleece to prevent roots freezing, but it does depend on where you are in the country and what your climate is like there. You can group pots together to keep them protected, and pop them against a house wall. 

Last edited: 22 October 2016 11:20:30

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:02

Looking at one of the Luss hills Joyce. Still haven't visited them all. 

You won't regret it Wonks - that little pot of cheer, come February or so  

Tulip bulb planting protection

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 10:25

Rabbits are usually the biggest problem with tulips. They eat them as soon as they appear.

I've never had a problem with mice and tulips,  so can't comment on those, but squirrels don't normally dig deep enough to get them. Planting deeply will often help solve that anyway, but it also depends on the quality and maturity of the bulb, and the soil conditions. Are you sure all the bulbs were eaten? They may have rotted. 

They tend to diminish over a period of time too. I only ever plant them in pots as our soil is heavy and climate wet. They last a couple of years or so and I can mesh them if necessary. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 10:14

I love having a big pot of crocus Wonks. I've got Joan of Arc in a large pot which gets brought out in view for the end of winter.  The cream ones are lovely too. Bung 'em in and enjoy 

The fog's always tricky on hills - fine if there's a reasonable path and you get above it, but if it lingers, it's a real pain. Bad weather can sweep in very quickly and it can be frightening if you don't know what you're doing.  I don't need to be any kind of hero either   

Discussions started by Fairygirl

Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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for the lovely Forker family  
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Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
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Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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A few little photos 
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intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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