Fairygirl


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Acer tree

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 14:09

They can also be a bit more susceptible to frazzly edges if they've been short of water the previous year. In the same way that Camellia buds (and other similar shrubs) can be affected by being short of water the previous summer when the buds form.


If it gets quite a bit of sun, make sure it's well watered at the base during hot, dry or windy spells. It will recover though   

What's this!!

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 14:04

Very bonny though HC, isn't it?  Apologies, Rachel  - I meant to add tree in front of peony 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 14:02

Afties all. Still lovely here  (15 degrees) but the wind is ever present. I hate to say it - but even us folk in the west of Scotland need some rain. I've had to resort to using the hose too Joyce. I need to get the front bed a good soak so that I can put a bit of B,F&B down and mulch with all my lovely manure.


As long as the rain waits till after the weekend - I've got hills to climb! Looking splendid everywhere Liri, so probably Mamores. Glen Etive is always gorgeous - apart from when those neds arrive to trash it. Lots of people leave the Mull Ben More for their 'compleation', but as I'm unlikely to do all 283, I think I might be doing it sooner! 


T'bird - never too late for clematis planting. I have several to buy  


Progress indeed Hosta. Hope it gives you a bit of a resolution. 

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 13:52

Cold/frost on the blossom is the most likely reason Maggie. If you have a photo - that will help with advice if it isn't that. 


Dom't know about your wlanuts though I'm afraid.

What's this!!

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 13:49

Peony by the look of it  

Lawn advice

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 13:48

Has it ever had any water? 


Two weeks isn't long for it to germinate at this time of year,  especially as it's been cold recenty (although that also depends where you live) and the seed has to have good contact with the soil. Some of that looks like it's just sitting on top. 

Non Flowering/bare Montana Clematis

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 08:09

Montanas are only just starting into growth up here  


As Richard says - it looks quite a small plant if it's been there for three years. We have heftier, moisture retaining soil so that's not usually an issue, but with the long dry spell in most parts of the country, and heat in many areas, the soil could be very dry there too. Drying winds and a lack of watering might be the issue. 

Christian Kitchens Failsworth Reviews(13)

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 08:04

Can't beat a good burning pansy!   

Alliums at Highgrove

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 08:02

Sphaerocephalon is tiny - tall, but tiny.  


I wonder - if you contacted them directly  - would they be able to give you the info? Head gardener might know the exact one  

Novel way to remove moss and weeds from a lawn!

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 08:01

Fun!!     Ehh.....not sure about that! 

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