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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:23

You're right blairs - they really suffer in too much sun don't they? 

Another Plant Id from me

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:21

Think it may be a deciduous Azalea Coys but I can't see it well enough as it won't enlarge.

If there's new growth on it that's a good sign though 

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:14

Can I just clarify something? Dove was not referring to anyone as being a 'nut' on the thread in question  Buddyboy.. She was replying to the post made by nutcutlet. We all call her nut - which she quite enjoys as she is nuts and that's why we love her. Although it's also because she is extremely knowledgeable and helpful  

Oh - and Dove is also female.

And I think you might find yourself being reported for the personal attack above on other posters.

Have a good day.

Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:02


It's funny you saying that Dave - as that's often the recommendation, yet here (in Scotland) I've had them growing in various gardens in quite a lot of shade and often in very unhospitable wet soggy soil. There's an established one in next door's garden which borders my front path - gets very little sun apart from later in the day - and I had to cut loads of it away just the other day as it's right across the path! They're very forgiving shrubs - so they're  really useful for tricky spaces.

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:56

Dove - that reminds me of what my Mum used to say about the privet hedge. She said to me one day 'your Dad  cuts it but - I don't know, it just keeps growing again.'  I had to laugh.  ' Mum - that's kind of what plants are designed to do'..... 

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:51

You'll have  a lovely day  

That's reminded me to get a chicken for eldest daughter to do this week. She's a dab hand now - even at the roast potatoes 

White Pelargoniums in pot

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:47

I don't think it's the tomato food yarrow but I can't offer a solution. Sometimes these things are viral but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will be able to help.  I don't really do pelargoniums but I've got a bright pink one which I take cuttings from and I use tomato food for them. They get done occasionally when I do other plants with it. 

Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:43

That might be it omm. If it's small it won't be ready to flower and perform for a while yet. We're supposed to be good at patience aren't we!

I have a couple of white potentillas bought last autumn in 6/7" pots. One is planted out but the other will have to wait till later in the year so I've potted it on for now. Both have flowered but I don't expect the potted one to do as well until it gets into it's final spot. . Perhaps Red Ace might be a little fussier  than the standard white/yellow varieties - it's not one I've grown before. I'm sure it will be fine once it gets a bit more sturdy 

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:20

Frank/Dad - I can just picture the two of you. Enjoy your 'boys' time together  


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:17

Enjoy your supervisory role doc 

I really need to go out and get on - clouding over because I've put a wash on though....

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