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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Plastic for a quick fix

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 15:11

Do you mean the plastic growhouses jo? I have one and it's tied on to the fence with a plastic rope round the front above the door as they do tend to take flight rather easily! The covers don't last too long though but you can buy replacements. I only use mine for tomatoes.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 15:02

DD - all of us here who have got to 'know' you are well aware of how much work you've put into your venture. If anyone thinks running a B&B of any kind is an easy job they're in cloud cuckoo land. No amount of money would persuade me to do it frankly.

Your worries aren't trivial at all. Easy for me to say - but don't let them get to you.  I think this is part of the problem of the internet. It can be a great tool for anyone looking for accommodation, but it's open to abuse as well. You will always find people who are only happy if they can moan and criticise. Anyone looking online will see the ratings you're getting from others and if they travel regularly they'll know that some people are like that. You can please some of the people... and all that.

And how they can blame you for it being too hot....

They sound like a***holes 

Problem Phormium

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 12:13

HI Nerene - they're not usually too difficult to lift - especially one that hasn't been in too long.

Sometimes if the soil's very rich it causes them to grow more and then revert, losing their variegation, which might be what's happened to yours. It can  happen when they get congested too. 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 12:09

If you haven't got any nigella seedlings showing at all, it's possibly just an incorrectly labelled pack of seeds Laura. These things sometimes happen.

Annoying if it spoils your theme though! 

Identification Please

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 11:53

Should have added - usually late summer/early autumn for cuttings 

Identification Please

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 11:51

Looks like Midsummer Beauty. Many of the  larger leaved varieties will get big. You can take cuttings from them  

New Garden

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:51

Lots of plants love clay once you get them established. I've always gardened on it.  Dove's advice is great - you can't beat manure for  opening up the soil, and Logan is also right - dig in grit and also compost -  when you plant. Over time the soil will be great  

Unable to start new thread on iPad

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:47

There seems to be a glitch of some kind flowerlady. Can you post your query here from your phone and I'll put it on the main forum for you and perhaps a few people will be able to help 

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:43

I remember your pix of that garden BL - very pretty. 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:42

WW - I just read your post properly - how brilliant for you! 

Have another ice cream on me 

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