Latest posts by Fairygirl

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.  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:19

Evening all. Hope Pat is tucked up warm by now....

I cut back the white sweet peas which were on the fence with the pale nasturtiums. The weather last week has done for 'em. The Cupanis are still going strong though. My front grass looks rubbish. I had to cut it on Saturday even though it was too wet. It's never going to dry out well enough now anyway so it had to be done. It'll grow again....

'Incy wincy' on the front lounge window must be ok. There was a wrapped 'item' in his web yesterday, and now it's gone...

My species Tulips have arrived Dove. Just have to decide where exactly they're going    Pots of Minnow are nice. I did a greyish, concrete type pot with them last year  Looked really pretty.

Pleasant here - think the day got better as it went on. Would have been an ideal gardening day.  It's about 14 or 15  degrees just now. Pity I have to go and get food shopping. 

Tulip planting distances

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 08:14

The fancy ones rarely last more than a couple of years here so I don't expect them to do well after the 2nd year. The Kauf and Greigii ones are still classed as species tulips and do well year after year. The Apeldoorn ones are also tough as old boots - the common, big red and yellow ones.  It's the blousier, taller ones that we instantly think of when someone says 'tulip',  that deteriorate.

As Bob says, you'll have to work very hard to keep them going. It takes a long time for the little bulblets to get to blooming size  

Yet another post about my hydrangea ...

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 08:08

In addition to all B'cup's great advice, Renata, I'd just add that they're hard to kill  

Make sure it doesn't go short of water in dry spells if it's staying in a pot - and that can often be in late winter/ early spring if it's windy. Wind can dry plants out very quickly. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 08:02

Morning all/afties Pat. Something we take for granted isn't it? Having power. I'm old enough to remember the power cuts in the seventies here...I was very young of course.  At least we knew when they were coming though. 

Cold here again this morning - the windscreens look as if they've had a touch of frost but not been outside yet.  

Don't get me started on these clowns Daisy....what I call Princess Margarets. Famous for being famous. 

Enjoy your stomp chicky. Is that what you'll be wearing? 

Hope Hosta got back to sleep for a while...

I'd better go and get organised. I'm all behind today....just like that Kardashian woman then....

Camera Talk

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 07:55

You're very kind ladies. Not that amazing when you get passed by all the younger, fitter people on the way.....

Veyr lucky with the weather. It wasperfect for walking - only a few degrees for the early part which makes it more pleasant, enough breeze to keep you cool but not too bad on the exposed bits. Clear skies so that you felt you could see forever. From the summit you feel that you can see almost every hill inthe Highlands and Cairngorms. Buzzards and bellowing stags. What more could a girl ask for 

This chap had a pretty good view from the other end of the summit ridge too 

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