Latest posts by Fairygirl

Rubbish grass

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:07

Can't really add any more to what's been said. Water is the key factor for it looking well at this time of year.

As it's newly laid, make sure the joins, in particular, are well soaked - they'll open up and the grass will die back otherwise.

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:04

I think Emily McKenzie is particularly nice Joyce -  much nicer than the 'common' orange montbretia. 

I think it's less of a thug here Verd - the heavier soil helps perhaps?  Still hard to eliminate in an area you don't want it. I had to build an extension over mine....


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:59

Thanks Dove - they showed it later so I had a good laugh!  

Weren't the cyclists and the rowers great - and the dressage team of course. I love Carl Hester. He's single handedly made Britain a world player in the last decade, in a sport  dominated forever by the Germans and the Dutch so it's a massive achievement, and with huge modesty and good humour. When is he getting his knighthood Madge?  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 22:19

You could have two sets then GWRS....just remortgage the house....

Beautiful though 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 21:28

It's doing nothing for my heart palpitations Daisy...I'll need medication if Andy carries on like that!   

What are you in Verd? Is there a doughnut eating event this time? I'm putting  a fiver on you for the gold then  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 21:19

I had to replace my main TV in the lounge earlier this year too Liri. Curry's had good deals - we have one about ten/fifteen minutes away. Think mine was under £200  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:52

Oh Liri...

Are you sure the stripes weren't just the diving pool at Rio? Oh no - wrong colour....

The supermarkets are great for ( branded) TV deals. I got nice ones (20" or 24" I think)  for the girls' bedrooms and they're excellent. 

Nice sculptures GWRS.  Saw them on the garden pic thread. Love the hares though  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:38

Lovely sculptures... and beautiful garden view Papi Jo. 

Clematis advice

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:36

Indeed Cloggie - always  

Niobe is one of my favourites and has been superb this year.

To be honest - if they're young plants, they'll still be maturing and I expect you'll get a bigger, better display next year.

Following advice that Richard Hodson (clematis nursery owner)  has given here this year, I've fed less than I normally would  (they've only had a sprinkle of B,F & B in spring)  and when we had strangely dry weather early in the year, I made sure mine didn't go short of water. It seems to be the best management for them   

Clematis advice

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:07

Water is vital to keep them happy Cloggie. Extra compost will help - but make sure they're not dry before you add it. You can add plenty over the whole plant when they've died right back, or in early spring. 

I have good moisture retentive soil which really helps keep them going. My Niobe is still covered in flowers  - but it's also been raining practically non stop for a couple of days so I don't have to worry about them drying out!  

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