Fairygirl


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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 08:13

Morning Joyce - had a poor night so I slept in....


Hope that hill doesn't turn out to be another one that takes three attempts to get it!


Afties Pat - if you're around.


Chilly here. I fed the birds about half an hour ago - still single figures. At least the rain's stopped. I put the heating on. More of these 


Liri - paint...

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 08:08

GD - I had no idea if they would work, or if it was the right time, or anything else - but it worked for me 


If I take cuttings from perennials, I feel it works better if it's a warmer time of year, as it can give them a good chance of thriving and growing on, so it was possibly late April or early May that I did them  

Recommend Turf Company

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 21:51

Hi Daniel - are you in Ayrshire? Y


I've never had any need to use a turfing company, but you could try asking at local nurseries for a  recommendation. McLaren's at Lugton/Uplawmoor might be able to help 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 20:57

Joyce - no spoilers, but what those men did with that 'ground rock'.....breathtaking....


Hope to get up to a Corbett that I haven't returned to since my first attempt early last year, when I didn't feel well part way up. Weather looks ok -ish so will take a look in the morning 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 20:23

Hope you get a quiet weekend Wonks. Take a deep breath....


I'll echo Hosta's post and say hope all is well with hubby's family. What a dreadful event. 


I've just finished watching something, and I think it may be the most stunning, moving and uplifting thing I've ever seen. Please - if you do nothing else this weekend - watch Mountain:Life at the Extreme - about The Himalayas. (It was BBC2 Wed night, repeated last night)  


It has everything...and more. The camera work is unbelievable, and much of it will leave you open mouthed. I promise  

Please identify this plant

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 17:10

On an entirely unrelated note ()  I love your bench, and the back of your house greenstead!  

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 17:00
philippa smith2 says:

Had I realised how easily they seeded, I would have taken some seed heads from my neighbour's garden ( the nice neighbour Fairy ) 


See original post

 


I'm often astonished at the price of a pot of them in GCs. I rarely grow perennials from seed, but if I can grow those, anyone can!

Loire chateaux

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 16:28

Gorgeous Obelixx. I love the architecture - isn't it wonderful to be able to see, in the flesh, the final results of these highly skilled craftsmen? 


I love that tapestry of the cockerel in your first set of pix. Stunning.


Leonardo was so far ahead of his time, it's frightening. 


I'd love the room to have a space like that topiarised, box ball, geometric slope. I'd need the time to maintain it too!

Small Clay pots

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 16:11

I'd say plastic is generally better for cuttings too. 


Clay is porous, and can remove the water from the compost a bit too quickly, which makes it harder to keep the moisture level regulated - too easy to over water.  Plastic is easier in that respect - less water loss - and that benefits little cuttings, giving them a more consistent medium to grow in. Also - warmer for the roots, and if you put them round the edge of the pot, it's ideal for them to get their roots down, as the drainage is better.  

Gladioli

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 16:04

I'd think that could be a weather issue. Or possibly a lack of water getting to the buds in order for them to open.


What situation do you have them in? What's the soil like? They're generally best in a sunny site with good, free draining soil.


A pic would also help if you can manage it  

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