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Latest posts by Fairygirl

shaded woodland garden

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:08

I was going to suggest astrantias nut - great minds....well yours is anyway 

Will has covered most of 'em. I'd also add the white Dicentra - a treat in  a shady damp spot, and also Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium), and white Potentilla if you have room. I also have a Geranium in a shady area - white with delicate purple veining which is great - can't remember the name of it  

There are lots of whites though and they're readily available.

Resolva Bug Killer killing off my plants!

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 11:49

Established plants are pretty tough on the whole - they (and you) will be fine  

A heavy downpour will help - I'll wave my wand....


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:42

'thuderstorms' chicky - most appropriate! 

I'm off too - present to get for daughter's friend's mum as a thank you. Enjoy your shopping chicky...

Mulching in summer

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:32

Don't worry about it MrM. It's just that spring is the ideal time for a mulch as it helps to preserve the moisture from the winter rains so that plants thrive in the long dry summer ...if we get one! It helps to keep weeds down, so spring is the best time because they're getting going with a vengeance at that time. It also looks good - dresses any bed or border and sets it up for the rest of the year.

I've only just started emptying my compost bin to use as a mulch on one of my borders. I weed as I go, although there aren't too many, and the mulch will feed my plants as well as keeping everything tidy. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:20

Love the bee Mistwalker. It looks great when you enlarge the pic too  

Nice combination Victoria - the alliums and Camassia. Love those Dianthus - I'd be very happy if I had them seeding everywhere!

Conifer renovation (and identification)

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:13

In a word jonny - no 

I wouldn't plant anything too hefty near the window or you'll just end up with the same problem, or you'll be constantly pruning and trimming to keep it in check. There are lots of nice shrubs which will fit the bill. A philadelphus could be nice there - do you want something evergreen though?

Tree for the garden

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:08

Enjoy your tree Llubber 

Some nice climbers will be great for screening that fence - a few shrubs will give you year round interest and the birds and insects will love it all too.

Resolva Bug Killer killing off my plants!

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 07:54

emesmO- we all make mistakes. WillDB's advice is good. Hopefully you can make some progress and any shrub or plant can always be replaced - it's an opportunity to have a little change. It's all a learning curve! 


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 07:50

Morning all.

Dove - what a horrible way to start the day. No matter how ill someone is, the shock is still enormous for the people who are close to them. Thinking of you today. Woody -  I know how important your garden is to you - I think Mrs Woody would be very proud of you right now. I hope tomorrow is fine and bright and you have a tremendous day after all the hard work. Just watch out for those visiting forkers pinching your plants.....

Rain hasn't arrived - yet - but I'm sure it will appear at some point. I want to get the ground properly finished to sow grass seed but I need a full day as I'll have to net the whole area 

Thanks for all the good wishes for little fairy. Didn't have any calls from the police so I assume they all got their taxis back to the friend's house where they're all staying overnight. 

More tea needed here.

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:43

I've done this too. Lovely to feel you can help one of our loveliest creatures 

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