Latest posts by Fairygirl

fox gloves/salvias

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:40

Even up here they stay green virtually all year, except if they're a bit more exposed.

I'd opt for bigger bulbs to go with your foxgloves as nut suggests. Most daffs and narcissus will be perfectly happy alongside them, especially if  it's a shadier spot, as they don't mind shade. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:34

Finally caught up a bit, but you've all been chatting so much I'll probably forget most of it...

Trust Hosta to lower the tone....

Sorry to hear about your cat obelixx. Hope things improve now for you in your new home. All very stressful. My friend at work lost her little dog the other day. She was a sweet little thing and we all loved her. Hard for her kids as they're quite young.

So pleased for you DD. Where do the owners live in Scotland? I could round up a posse and we could 'persuade' them to let you have it cheap.....

Nice to 'see' you Catnap. Hope you enjoy the forum and the weird but wonderful people who inhabit it. Not me - I'm not weird at all, I'm Captain Sensible  

Not you as well Lesley...it's very addictive isn't it! 

Kinda chilly here. Back down almost to single figures now, not that it's been much higher through the day. Some big black thundery clouds coming in and out too. Just in time for the weekend....curses...

Finally - how about old Bob eh? Brilliant. About time they gave it to some of our wonderful lyricists. Tangled up in Blue was played earlier on the radio too. Smashing 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:19

Ah - I see you live here in the bonniest place on earth Angi  

Keeping things dry will be more of an issue than anything else!  Rubbish weather coming in from the east ( for a change ) for the weekend so get your flippers and a wetsuit at the ready   

Partners Desk For S'a'l'e

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 12:37

Perhaps they should keep it and get some grammar and punctuation lessons, Dove....

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:07

Hogweed's diagram is a classic way of designing a wildlife pond. It's how I always do mine, whatever the size. 

Lovely to see a pic of your pond in 'reality' hogweed  

Any uneven areas can be disguised with rocks, pebbles, gravel or overhanging plants Angi, so don't worry too much. You're doing fine   

Recommend a tree?

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:02

Ten feet? I'd agree totally with Dove - your household insurer will have a field day, not to mention the neighbours having a hissy feet of biblical proportion.....

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat. Interesting pic!

Haven't yet looked back - not here last night, but willl try to do so later. 

Can't let worldwide misery get in the way of big business, eh Dove? Yesterday I noticed some of the newspapers had photos of someone leaving a reality show on the front page. Shock horror. 

Have to go, so have a decent day everyone, if you can.

Coldframes in winter

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 07:55

Same as nut, but also take time to consider where you site your frame as well.  

Your own weather conditions will dictate too - facing the full blast of incoming wind and rain is less than ideal!  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:13

I'm not in the habit of 'throwing' anything together actually....

That hellebore flowers right through summer.  It likes our cold wet summers. Hardly ever stops flowering - it's almost invasive. 

My Hack doesn't have too many flowers yet, Verd, but it's still a young plant compared to yours.  It's very happy in that damper raised bed with the clematis and narcissus. I have a white hellebore in with it too which is doing well, so I might get a couple more for there. The oak leaf Hydrangea is happier now that it's in it's new bed next to them too, with a little white geranium my sister gave me. I've just put some bulbs in there for spring as well. 

Lovely - as always Berghill. Don't know how you're not worn out - permanently!  I love the effect of the lower, autumn sun on foliage and flowers. You've got some good crops of fruit too  


autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 18:36

Hi Claire - they need pinching out and putting in the cold frame. 

Sweet peas are hardy, so you'd have been better sowing them and putting the frame from the start. The house will have been too warm, causing them to shoot up and look for light, hence the spindly tall growth. Don't worry, nip them back a bit just now, and as they form more leaves,  pinch them out to create strong bushy plants. They'll gradually slow down a bit as the colder weather comes in too. If they've been inside for a while, put them outside through the day for a week or so, then leave them in the cold frame, opening it regularly to give plenty of ventilation. It's only the worst of winter rain that creates a problem for young plants, so once they're in the frame, they'll be fine.

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