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Fidgets Wedding Day

Posted: Today at 16:53

Have a great day fidget and future Mr. fidget - you deserve it after all your hard work. Hope the sun shines on you tomorrow and every day afterwards  


Lots of love from the Fairy family xxx


Posted: Today at 15:23

Ah  It's a pain when you have people coming round and you have to go round tidying isn't it!

Got my washing in and now the rain's gone off and the sun's come out again. 


Planting Now or Later

Posted: Today at 15:21

If you get a lot of slugs - we do here - it's probably best to follow obelixx's advice, ie grow them on over winter so that you have a more robust plant to put out.

If the molluscs are on the march early on ( or at any time) be ready to watch over them and take action! 

Positioning of Plants

Posted: Today at 15:17

It's the amount of sun or shade a plant receives in an average day Lucid. Full sun would be something sited in a south facing position for instance (assuming there isn't anything blocking that sun!) and getting five or six hours worth. Partial shade would be an east or west facing location,  therefore getting sun for part of the day, or under a deciduous tree canopy where the strength of the sun is somewhat filtered by the overhead foliage. The time of year the plant flowers isn't really a major factor. 

You'll also find that many plants will cope with varying conditions in terms of the amount of light they get - they just might not perform so well in a less then perfect spot  

Autumn colour

Posted: Today at 15:08

Pond view - Phormium 'Blackadder' and a Libertia contrasting

and two from the front garden - Actea 'Brunette' (I think  )


and the Rhodie behind it - don't know the variety, but nice in bud


Autumn colour

Posted: Today at 15:04

I still have all these looking pretty 


Pasqueflower seedhead with Sedum in background


Hellebore - still flowering!


Clematis Etoile Violette




 Actea - complete with visitor


Oak leaf Hydrangea


 Heucherella - bit nibbled but looks ok from a distance


prostrate Gaultheria


Dangling Nasturtium 'Milkmaid'




A little cobwebby Verbena bonariensis - late arrival





Posted: Today at 14:46

Well - you will live in the tropics Verd...   

Flippin raining now - had to get the washing in  

Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: Today at 14:44


Newbie lawn Owner Question!

Posted: Today at 13:58

I'm afraid I agree with Esspee. I don't think that looks like a quality 'product' at all. 

The turf should be uniform, there really shouldn't be lumps of different grasses in it, and it looks badly joined. You'll need to water well (unless you get a week or two of rain) to keep the edges moist until they join properly. 

New builds are notoriously bad for having poor soil because builders chuck everything down and cover it. It may not have been very well prepared before laying.

It's really up to you whether you question the supplier about it, or whether you want to sort it yourself. It largely depends on how much of a survey he/they did initially, what he told you was required,  and what you were charged. Filling the gaps with some soil and firming it down will help, and then reseeding in spring. It's probably too late to seed now unless you're in a warm enough area to get quick germination.

buddleia stump

Posted: Today at 13:48

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