Latest posts by Fairygirl

Malicious Weedkiller damage to clematis

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:12

Baywood - do these people rent - privately or otherwise? If so it would be worth seeking out the landlord and informing him/her. If not, how about getting one of those fake cctv cameras and wait till you know they're in and can see you fitting it? Might be enough to deter them from any more criminal damage - perhaps 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:56

Tootles says one of them has a yellow flower though Edd so can't be a geranium, although the last pic does look a bit like geranium foliage. Hate to say - but it looks like a  buttercup to me 

Malicious Weedkiller damage to clematis

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:50

It's criminal damage and therefore  a police matter but unfortunately these sorts of situations can escalate if they get involved so it depends on how well you know the neighbour and how they might react to a 'visit'.

I'd certainly follow Verdun's advice - cutting back etc and see what happens but it doesn't sound too good. They're pretty tough though, and if it's that age it might just recover with a bit of nurturing.

Why are people so horrible?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:40

They're easy plants OL. The white one is lovely for a shady spot - used to have it in a shady border with white J's Ladder, ferns and Astilbes. Sometimes called Lady in the Bath too. If you open the flowers slightly it looks like a little 'lady' sitting in a bath 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:36

Usually Geums are propagated by division Tootles. They don't really look like Geums to me 

I'm sure Verdun will know. 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:22

Morning all - just reading the posts from last night. I'm like you Dove - fell asleep on sofa after watching lovely Rolando 

It would be wrong not to get  the Prunus - you can never have too many of them....

Strangely, I've been wondering about one for the front garden too but too many other things are a priority. Another cup of tea and a look round the forum now.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:31

Looks like Lobelia cardinalis on the end Panda -  but not 100% sure.

I'm off to watch the Don Giovanni thing with Rolando on Beeb 2.

Enjoy your evening everyone. 

Allium Problem

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:21

Could they possibly be a bit over watered? Alliums like quite dry, free draining conditions. Stick your finger in the compost and see if it's very wet below the top inch or two. They don't usually have many pests and diseases so it's the only thing I can think of. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:49

Beautiful Potters - can I steal your 'borrowed view' of the church spire? That's a view to die for. The pathway is stunning too and a wall is always a real asset.  It's so worthwhile when you see something coming together when you've slaved away at it 

I find pointing very therapeutic. 

doc- I know what you mean. I'm loving my Cheerfulness narcissus just now more than anything.  I fancied those tulips (and the Ballerina ones) for a bit of contrast but all the purple plants (apart from a few bulbs ) are  later flowering - Clematis, Alliums and Irises - so it wouldn't have worked. I may still get some this autumn though! 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:26

Fantastic Edd! 

fidget   - especially the s'market shopping

Cup of tea and a slice of brown bread and butter consumed. Had to come in because there was hailstones....

I was more or less done for the day anyway. Off for a look round 

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