Latest posts by Fairygirl

Need Help With An Unidentified Yellow Plant

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 15:19

One of the Ligularias 

Tree identification

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 15:18

There's a beauty near me Obelixx. It's been looking splendid for a while  

The biggest issue with them is suckering, so if it's yours James - be careful if you decide to prune it back!

Hardy annuals

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 15:14

Early to be sowing annuals John. I presume they're for next year?

You're going to have to carry on protecting them  to keep them happy till you can plant out next spring, but they'll tend to get very leggy, so you'll need to keep pinching out to prevent that.

Which annuals have you sown?

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 14:44
Joyce21 says:

Spiders......I used to shout for my dad or OH but when I had my daughter I was determined not to show her I was scared and since then spiders don't bother me.

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I wasn't scared of spiders, but never liked moths, for reasons I won't bore you all with. When I watched older fairylet, when she was labout two, chatting with her resident spider in her bedroom, I realised how silly it was. Helped me no end  

Lovely pic Liri. I've not had a look for garden spiders recently, but we have had a lot of misty, moisty mornings and webs on plants along the path to the back gate. Lovely jubbly. 

I have a large house spider at the moment who runs across the living room floor each night, looking for a mate. He has a run round, and goes back out into the hall. Not sure where he spends the night, but I always say hello to him    

Youngest would wet her pants if she saw him....

Loved W the P too. Eeyore is brilliant. 

Sorry you're itchy and scratch Obs -  got any calamine? Have you never had the pleasure of Poohsticks? Even now, if I cross a bridge over a burn or river, I'm tempted.....and sometimes succumb 


Posted: 28/09/2017 at 20:25

Snap Paul 


Posted: 28/09/2017 at 20:24

Hi Jennifier- I'd be inclined to do it now. With damper weather at this time of year, it will establish well before winter. If it has a lot of foliage still on it, you could cut it back a bit, but most ferns adapt quite quickly. Just make sure you water well before lifting, get as big a rootball as you can,  and water well after replanting. 

Insects of the day

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 20:12

Really lovely Kieren. He/she must enjoy the restaurant in your garden! You'll need to be careful when you're wielding a spade though.... 

Hope you get to see them regularly. Fascinating little things. 

Insects of the day

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 19:30

Lovely photos everyone. 

I love that stick insect pic Kieren. Do you see them regularly? As a child, growing up in the sixties/seventies, they were all the rage as pets. I honestly didn't realise they lived outdoors here.  Fab 

Flutterbies have been thin on the ground here this summer - thin on the plants too unfortunately. 

Climbers for back of flower bed

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 19:17

Yes - that might be hardy enough for Steve, Will. It isn't reliably  hardy up here, so it's not something I grow. 

Should have said too - it also depends how big  a distance you need to cover Steve. Most climbers will make big plants, in width as well as height , so bear that in mind when you're choosing. The space showing in your pic would easily be covered by a couple of climbers.  Make sure to spread new growth across your supports horizontally, and that will give you a  much better display too. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 19:05

Evening peeps. You've all been very chatty while I've been slaving away at work holding the fort on my own. 

Dove - I can't find my heavy duty winter gloves, so perhaps Wonks could do with a pair of my nice new ones...complete with 'nose wipe' facility. Lovely and cosy,  waterproof outer of course, and with a nice bit of material on the thumb for wiping off the drips. It makes me laugh every time I read the blurb for them  

Considered cutting the grass too, as there's more rain to come, and I could catch it while it's not too long, but I need to sort dinner. The hedge is dropping all it's leaves at the sunniest end of the front garden, while the white hydrangea, foxgloves and Actea are all looking bonny at the other. 

Roast chicken is cooking....

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