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Latest posts by Fairygirl

strawberry questions!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:05

I take some of the big leaves off if they're crowding the fruits - I think there's a lot more lush growth this year - usually I don't need do it till much later. There's also  runners forming already which I think is very early but you just peg them down into a pot of compost with a bit of wire and once the the runner shows new growth you can cut it off to separate it from the parent plant. Might be a bit tricky with your arrangement though. I'd remove some of the old compost and replenish with new once the fruits are all done.

Help! I'm having problems with my Bay Tree

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:52

I think nut's advice is spot on here. Two separate plants there, and pests would have damaged both. If it was me, I'd cut down the dead one and see what happens.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:31

I know BL won't see this as she'll be busy with her 'do', but....mmmmm drool...

David -  never come between a Scot and their scones! 

Yet another ID required please?!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:47

Right down Clem. The whole flower spike 

My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:46


Looking great Loganh. You'll be enjoying those strawbs very soon. Plenty of runners to collect later too. Pleasing when all the hard work starts to pay off isn't it? 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:42

Yes Dove- I can say that in all honesty...

Talkback: Euphorbia and lime heather pot display

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:39

Had a look at the related topic carexcarex and they use Martini which is also nice. I pass a house near where I work which has a stone wall with a bank behind it full of Polychroma and ivy and it looks tremendous just now.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:34

Started raining here but the heavy stuff's not coming till later. 

Verd - do you never get anything but sun? ...


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:19

I've a nice new space for a little something Verd. 

Thinking of going to the nursery myself today. I've started making the 'window boxes' along the back fence so needing ideas for them. 

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:17

I dispatched loads yesterday as I was uncovering an area for planting. That new spade is a great weapon...

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