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Latest posts by Fairygirl

climbing rose problem

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:03

Isn't this a great forum Lindylou? 

Where else you can get first hand knowledge and experience at the click of a mouse 

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:56

Not found them to be invasive here Verd. Perhaps it depends on soil type. Wet and clay up here which normally suits them too. 

Plant id please.

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:54

Needs a bit of dampness to do it's thing but it's very useful in awkward spots and great for bees when it flowers 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:50

It's ok Verd-  I'll hold back the plague of locusts/slugs/vultures for now....

I potted up some big foxglove plugs the other day chicky. I swear they've grown tons already. Looking forward to getting them out later on in the year 

Everything growing lots with all the rain. My grass looks quite good considering how bad it was when I moved here. Sweet peas are a bit behind as I was late getting them in but they'll catch up.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:36

Was thinking that myself a while ago Verd. He's not been on for ages. Hope he's ok 

Not broomsticks - the skeletons of those wot's dun me wrong....

Have a good day MrsG and others who are off 'coffee-housing' for the day 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:03

I don't want his germs fidget.... Weather's to be a bit changeable here, but that's normal for June- well for anytime here really...

Dove - I had a quick look at my cctv coverage from early morning and there was a huge snail making his way across the grass. We think they're slow....not really! 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:46
Verdun wrote (see)

Hope everybody has god day 


well it is Sunday Verd....

I'd get my coat ...but it's sunny so I don't need it 




Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:44

That wouldn't be a bad idea janet. It will allow air to get into the roots which will help it spring back to life in no time. If it hasn't had any kind of feed (I'm assuming not, since it's only a year old)  you could give it that in  a week or two when it shows some life. Make sure it gets watered in well though. A liquid seaweed feed might be the best idea  

What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:38

It's  a vastly underrated plant because it's everywhere NJ, but none the worse for that. I just bought three of the prostrate kind for a feature on my back fence so the bees and later the birds can enjoy it. It's great for poor soil areas. I had some at the foot of a large maple in  a previous garden - it didn't do as well as it would have done in a better location, but it got enough sun and nutrition to produce flowers and berries and earn it's keep 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:13

Morning all. Am i too late for tea fidget?

Glad you had a good day BL. You must be very weary.

Off for a quick look round before I get outside for a while 

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