Latest posts by Fairygirl

What shall i do with this tomato plant?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:35

Look forward to next year Rhiannon - get organised early and you'll have some lovely toms to eat through summer. It's a great thing to do with your little boy, and I expect he'll enjoy having another go too - even if he doesn't eat them...  

I've given up hope of getting many ripe toms this year. Been too cold. Only had a few and still not many ripening yet.

Anyone want to make green tom chutney?    


Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:15

Well that one worked - slower than a week in the jail though....

Definitely wasn't working last night when I did my walk pix. I tried one or two but no joy.

I just automatically resize everything now. At least you can do an entire folder of photos at one go. I ususally take around 50 or 60 when I walk. Don't fancy doing them one at a time...

What should you know on Thompson Morgan Bulb offers

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:09

I suppose it's fine if you have a big space to fill...

I prefer to pick exactly what I want and use a trusted online specialist, or my local nursery or Garden Centre.  


Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:04

If they're over  a certain size they're too big Hazel. You should be able to check the sizing. Most of mine are over 5MB. My old camera was fine as none were bigger than about 1MB - new camera is a better model. 

It hasn't worked correctly for ages. I saw a thread recently which said it was working properly again, but I'm afraid nothing over 2.5 MB uploads for me. I've tried .....

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:58

I've had Ballerina in the past -  I'd like some of the slightly darker, burnt colours this time  

Might get some Ballerina as well though - it does well because of the tight shape. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:56

Absolutely stunning Liri. Your 'arty' shot masking the pole is really beautiful  

You really captured the place gloriously.  Rocks, sea, clouds, hills, sky and sand. Hard to pick a favourite.

Aren't we lucky to live in such a beautiful country?    

Ppauper - you need to import 'the midge' and then you won't be inundated with tourists clogging up the roads....

or do you have a similar equivalent? 

Plant for privacy in front of house

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:32

Not a lot of room Loydall. Many shrubs or hedges won't be great there, but I'd suggest Hornbeam or Beech which can be clipped into a narrow hedge, and they retain their foliage over winter. I had common oldprivet in a similar location many years ago. 

Alternatively,put up a screen of trellis just inside your wall which you can plant climbers on - there's several options from boring old ivy, to things like a Clematis. Something like a Montana could be woven in and out and although not evergreen either, it will have a framework of branches over winter. 

I'm sure you'll get other suggestions of evergreen climbers that might suit though. Many aren't hardy for me, but might be fine for you  

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:25

I love tulips but they don't love our climate so I only grow them in pots and they disappear after a couple of years. I intend getting some orange ones for this year,  for the new 'hot border' to go with the maroony/pink Ronaldo ones I got last year 

Similar effect to your picture d.wooddays

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Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:21

They still won't upload ifover 2.5MB so you'll have to resize them if they're bigger than that.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 14:49

Ooh err missus....how do you get trousies to fit?....  

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