Latest posts by Fairygirl

Chelsea photos 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:12

Agree too chicky. I often wonder why people can't see the importance of good structure in a garden. Mr Lutyens was the expert on that.  

I also wonder why people can't seem to understand the concept of a 'show'. The skill of designers to show what can be created.  Their designs won't all transfer to a suburban semi - but that's the point. We can take bits and we can dream of what we might have if money was no object. 

As I've said before, that's what shows of any kind are like. They're aspirational. Aiming for perfection.  I've found some of the other threads about Chelsea quite negative so I haven't commented. We all like or dislike bits but it's basically a shop window of talent and we should be very proud of our designers. Anyone who has ever tried making a garden to fulfill a brief knows how hard it is.

Lovely photos from everyone. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:56

Thank you Yvie - I feel much better even though I've been digging with the pickaxe 

Did I miss your birthday?  You can tell me what it's like to be 27....

Glad you've had a lovely time -  and enjoy spending the vouchers  

Think Liri started a specific thread GWRS. I haven't had time to have a look yet. Will see if I can find it and bump it up.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 17:28

Sorry Joyce...won't do it again...well maybe just for a little while...

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 17:21

All part of life's rich tapestry ppauper....

Begonia Tubers and Clematis Query

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 17:13

Is it in the same sort of size pot as the pots in your pic Natalie? 

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 

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