London (change)
Today 13°C / 5°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 6°C


Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:33

Hugs to Pa Dove - gentle ones as Panda says 

Cup of tea and one of oldest fairylet's freshly made blueberry flapjacks consumed so I'm  full. Small fairylet collected, washing put on the timer for the morning and dishes washed.

I'm off to lie down - was out after tea cutting grass edges and weeding - very satisfying chopping slugs with the lawn edgers too....

Night all 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:25

It's Daniel Deronda ighten - but it's not as blue as that - it's quite purpley. The bluey purples all tend to come out very blue on my camera. Someone techie will probably know why!

The white Lychnis are lovely. I have quite a few whites Lesley - brilliant for shady areas especially if you get some acid greens and variegated foliage in with them. A favourite of mine is the white broom (Cytisus praecox Album) - I used to have one at the front gate in a previous garden and it was lovely at dusk. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:44

Lovely pix ighten. The Lutyens bench will be lovely to sit on and admire the view  

Terrific jungle Bamboogie!  

Meant to add a pic so here it is - Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours' with Phormium 'Cream Delight' and some other bits and bobs


Lost garden tools

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:39

philippa - it's only taken me thirty years.....

I can lose stuff going from the house to the shed. I've lost countless pairs of seccies. That's why I never buy expensive ones  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:29

Slightly better one :

 and I'm also enjoying this Hosta stuck in my Dad's pot for the moment


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:16

Without doubt -  'the Duchess'....she has finally made an appearance

 bit blurry unfortunately 

Lost garden tools

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:06

doc -



Posted: 17/06/2014 at 18:16

Thanks doc. I took a pic and unfortunately it looks quite white in that but it's definitely pink 'in the flesh' - and it taunts me every time I go out the back door ! Oh well. If anyone want two of them let me know ...

John - I daren't - it'll forget to go off! 

Off to drop daughter off to do her 6th year 'duty' at school. Back later. 


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 15:51

Hot here but in a thundery way now. Sorry lily - I'd already gone to put washing out and  go to work when you said good morning to me 

Lovely pix John - garden's looking very smart as always. The herb bed is terrific - your new walls set it all off beautifully. My 'Duchess' has at last decided to grace me with her presence so I'll put a pic on at some point. Will have to take a pic of the new geranium renardii I got - which it definitely isn't - it's  'baby' sugary pink. Hope the nursery will change it. Does anyone here have it ? All the pix show it to be white with dark purple veining . I should just have got Kashmir White which I've had before. 

I hate to say it, but we could do with  some r**n....

green eggs

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:36

Just a thought Alan - perhaps leaving the foliage on during the winter would have helped it a bit. I'm never convinced about cutting grasses of any type down in winter because I think some of them benefit from the extra protection it gives. If you grow some from seed you could do a half and half experiment!

Discussions started by Fairygirl

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 366
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 806
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 674
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 712
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 807
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 898
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 697
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 706
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34

kitchen spam-don't answer it!

Replies: 3    Views: 739
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 17:23

spam issues

Replies: 28    Views: 1333
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:53

No posts either

Replies: 13    Views: 904
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:18
11 threads returned