Latest posts by Fairygirl

Tulips in pots

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:54

Three times the depth  of the bulb for planting, but it's less important in pots. For tulips, that's about five or six inches of soil above the bulb. You can plant more densely in a pot than in the ground too.

Solid Wood Furniture UK

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:51

Three of these already pansyface. That's a lot of bonfires eh? 

Episide 26

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:49

You could ask Mr Google -  just put in 'garden centres in Hampshire'  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:36

Good to see you T'bird. I was going to let you know there was another Grand Tours series on, but thought you must have been on holiday as you'd not been on. A 'grand tour' of your own!  

Glad it was bonny for you 

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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:08

A couple of pix taken when I came home today.

Cupanis still flowering well 

Hellebore Blue Lady flowering again

Spartina at the back, Hackenochloa in front of it, and Phormium in foreground

Pile of logs

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:51

Abso totally lutely ,  B3!  

Garden grass Dying

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:50

Possibly some leatherjacket damage too, but the wet conditions are  the most likely reason. Perhaps it's time for a rethink.  An opportunity to have some lovely shrubs - as you've already considered.  

It can be much nicer than just having a patch of grass - year round colour and interest if you choose well. Often easier to manage rather than constantly trying to get grass to grow in a less than perfect site   

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:43

Photobucket, or any other outside site,  no longer works here Johnny. You can put pix on directly now, using the camera icon in the top right hand corner above teh box you type your post in. You may need to reduce the size though - nothing bigger than about 2.5 MB is uploading just now. We have a dedicated camera thread too, for all 'non garden' photos,  and everyone would love to see your photos on there. Plenty of snowy hills, and all sorts of other things, on there already  

It's called 'Camera Talk'. I've just posted on it so it should be on the first page or so just now. I have Canadian relatives in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Spectacular scenery there too  

I cut sweet peas down and watered a couple of pots after getting in from work. That's about it! 

Camera Talk

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:31

Happy to share, as long as people continue to enjoy them  

I'm very lucky to have the chance to do it GD.  Even if sometimes my body disagrees... usually at half five in the morning when I try to get it out of my warm bed....

Pile of logs

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:27

I have a shady corner in behind the shed. It's flanked by the existing conifer and pine on the boundary. I have all sorts of sh**e, errr...wildlife friendly logs and plants in it. 

We get plenty of rain, so even in summer, the ground is damp in most of it. 

I have Ferns, Astilbes, Hostas,London Pride, Euphorbias  and Geraniums. Nettles, logs - mainly rotting - piles of soil and branches, and nooks and crannies for creatures to hide in. It's ideal for the birds too.

I pass a house on the way home Dove - it has the same arrangement of Aster and Rudbeckia (?) in the front garden.  

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