Latest posts by Fairygirl

Clematis gone wild

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:33

Looks terrific Michelle. They're great plants and almost impossible to kill no matterhow hard you hack them back ! 

The woman across the road from me has  a white one covering a shed or garage at the back of her house. I get a lovely view of it in spring. It's stunning.  

Identify this beautiful plant

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:30

Beautiful photo L'bird. 

I like the dinosaur name for it best  

Underplanting Mahonia Media

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:27

How much room do you have to plant into? There are plenty of shrubs that will be happy there. Where I work, the owners planted up an area which has Skimmia, Berberis, Pieris and other similar planting in front of the Mahonia and other hedging. It's more difficult if you only have a narrow space. 

I also have a Mahonia in my front garden - also north west facing and clay soil,  although the shrub faces the other way, and gets very little sun. It will be getting some bits and pieces in front of it as I develop the area there. 

Why do my Japanese Anemone's look like this?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:15

Bluerose - can you do a pic of the whole plant and what's round it or nearby? That can help with advice. 

For instance, are the anemones under a tree, or crowded by other planting? That will affect how they grow. I thought a could see some laurel or similar behind them which could be taking up a lot of water.  

Don't get too worried by it though. You'll get help with sorting the problem. It might just mean moving them to a better location, and that can be done soon - or even now. Any extra info will help. 

Another Leylandii issue

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:09

Just to avoid any misunderstanding - or any more PMs from anyone - I was joking about the chainsaw slipping..... 

Good link Dave- think obelixx posted one too.

Hope you can make some headway Rex. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:06

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around. 

I don't know the name either - never seen the film. Glad you had a nice night out Steve.  

Up early to take older daughter to work as she's getting some training to do a different job. All good for her I expect.

Love your pix BL - I think you could easily put those on the camera thread. Lots of people don't post on this thread, but they look at the 'picture' ones. The beach huts are so pretty  

Parched grass right enough! Damp here again so my grass is very green 

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 06:37

Is it the whole area that is your space Gal2, or just the bit we can see on the right of the low wall? I meant to ask that as it wasn't terribly clear.

You might want to consider something along the top of the wall for screening too,  if the bit on the  other side isn't yours   

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 20:01

Showered , fed and going to watch Bake Off I think.

Productive day with lots of things done including grass cut at the back, some timber cut and painted, granite block edging sorted and mortar put in. 

Anyone seen KEF? Has she gone on her hols and I've missed it....

Why do my Japanese Anemone's look like this?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 19:40

They look as if they've finished flowering to me. Mine always look a bit rough when they're done. I'd remove the spent heads so that they don't seed. 

If they get very dry, they tend to look worse I think.

How do you cope with flies

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 19:30

You need to dispose of the dead bodies better LP....

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