Fairygirl


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Mexican Orange Blossom - is it ok?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:02

I'm in central Scotland too smck75 and I also have one of these. Looks like it could be a bit waterlogged. Mine's in a raised bed with lots of grit mixed in with the compost and soil. It only went in last summer and was only watered when it was planted and once or twice since then - even in the dry conditions of last summer. Mine has grown quite a bit.  I think I'd cut out the dead bits and either lift  and relocate it or improve the soil it's sitting in and see if that helps. 

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Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:21

Can I have the lily of the valley Verd? You know I'm your favourite....

Just in and waiting for baked potato and daughter's leftover tomatoey oniony sauce to go with it. Did you forget my invite John? 

You're very brave - you wouldn't see  me for dust. Garden looks terrific as  always. I've never seen such a neat greenhouse! The new raised bed is really getting established  

We've got rain forecast for tomorrow - was meant to be coming today but none and I need it for the wd n fd. Got lots of stuff done including digging over a bit of the new beds I started last year. Have got all the plants to put in them - more or less - but I can already see me making them just a little bigger ...

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Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:39

It's reached the dizzy heights of 12 here  Dove - I almost took my hat, gloves, liberty bodice and overcoat off...

I've been putting some little bits and pieces round the base of the fence at the back where I park the car. There's some large stones forming a raised edge so I've put lots of little chunks of geranium and crocosmia in and I've got some annuals so I'll sow them in the spaces too. Been shifting things around and wondering how I'll get the huge buddleia out for later in the year. 

 I bought some new canes yesterday - they're green plastic coated so should last longer. I quite like them  

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Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:20

 

MrsGarden wrote (see)

Chamomile moved to between decking and lawn so I dont have to strum as ofte

 

 

 

Does the chamomile like you playing the guitar then ....

This is the advantage of being on my own now that the girls are away to their Dad. I'll go back outside to do some more potting and planting  and then have a bowl of soup or something for tea later on. Only myself to suit 

Woody  you have been a busy boy. What have you decided on for the stone?

 

Privet

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:13

Sorry - went outside as it warmed up ! Yes I'd agree with gg about just keeping it tidy just since it's all very new. It'll take a little while to get established and get a decent root system and then it'll grow very quickly and you can just let it grow to the height you want and then maintain it. Don't let it go short of water over the summer if it's very dry and keep any competing planting or grass well clear of it. By this time next year it'll be a decent size. I'd use compost or bark to mulch it as I'm not a fan of clippings personally.

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:31

It certainly is dd. Beautiful walks - did several of the Munros there. That whole area is gorgeous 

Privet

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 13:58

It was too cold out there for me too Dove 

Hot soup now 

Lilac

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 13:55

Privet

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 13:52

Hi Mums - although we always think privet's evergreen it's only semi. They can get quite bare through the winter. Most privet hedges, once established, need cutting several times in the growing season to keep them neat. Try to trim so that the top is narrower than the base so that plenty of light gets to it . Little and often - like grass - is always better for them and you can give it a general feed at this time of year after clipping if you want to give it a boost  

Lilac

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 13:31

They seem to grow in any aspect round here without too much trouble 

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