Latest posts by Fairygirl

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 17:10

Can't believe they're still marketing and selling this thing. No one ever has a good report on it. They really don't seem to be fit for purpose 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 17:07

No time off for any BHols here either Hosta. I'd have to take it as an actual day's holiday  

Are you enjoying relaxing with your lovely view chicky? Don't strain yourself helping MrC either - holding a tape measure is as much as you should do  

Sorry Joyce - but I've been digging concrete-y soil... It's quite 'robust'....

and there is a huge lump of concrete which I doubt I'll get out. Of course, it's exactly where the edge of the new border is supposed to be... 

Is it too late for lunch? Not sure what it is I'm having. Everything tastes of nothing anyway 

Wonks - you could always install an outside shower. That way, it would save you dangling the shower out the window....ehh ok, maybe not....

Bridge too far - shorts....

What material to fill raised beds with?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 16:59

It depends what you want to plant, and the aspect,  but generally you need a mix of weed free soil, manure, grit (if you want plants that need really sharp drainage, or you get high rainfall) and compost. 

Nice bit of construction by Mr T, Laura

Deer eating our privet-tips to repair and control?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 16:56

BL - as you already know - deer fencing is ten to twelve feet high for a good reason....

It's the only thing that keeps them out of areas of planting - whether it's a domestic garden or on hills and estates where owners are trying to establish new trees. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:28

Lovely Wisteria and clematis combination flowerlover. I love photos with a bit of dappled shade and sun together  

Beautiful as always BL.

Love that lily - is it a Longiflorum type? I used to have some white ones and always loved them. Slugs don't seem to attack them so readily either which is a bonus here.

It's ok ppauper - we'll await the 'after' pix with bated breath 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:23

Ok Mum...   

What have you decided NOT to grow this year?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:22

Bittercress here nut  

Ants are farming aphids on my apple tree!

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:18

Nowt to do with me Wonks.....honest.....  

A good hefty squirt from a hose might be easier than the squishing to shift the aphids when they're really bad. Or wear rubber gloves...

tomato leaf problems

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:15

Normally, you wouldn't feed tomatoes till the first truss of fruit is set, so I'd wonder how good the compost is that they're in. 

Preventing birds eating strawberries

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:13

A good rigid cage of something like chicken wire is probably better than netting for the reason David gives. It doesn't have to be fancy - a few canes and wire or tie securely on to those. 

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