Latest posts by Fairygirl

Black Bamboo wind damage - help needed!

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 18:30

I'd agree with Philippa - those pots are really unsuitable. They'll dry out very quickly.

They often don't suit being in pots anyway - if you have them in containers of any kind, they have to be huge, and they need well watered.

Moving shrubs

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 18:15

Water well, big a rootball as you can manage, into big poly bags - heavy duty bin bags with a few holes and a bit of soil/compost - and keep them sheltered. Keep an eye on them so that they don't dry out. They might benefit from a prune too, depending on what they are.

I 've done that on more than one occasion. 

Young tomato plants falling over ?

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 12:44

If the pots they're in are around 6 to 7 inches ( 15 to 18 cm) diameter, you could pot into the final ones Jamie, but only if they're really filling the pot well   

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 12:42

Hosta  - I'm with you on that. Apparently it's due to that well known marvel of journalism - The Sun. They reported him dead. Ah - where would we be without them eh? 

Believe it or not - we had another Independent phoning for rosettes this morning at 9am. You couldn't make it up   

Actually he was very nice - his father had died so he was all of a flutter. You'd think they'd be organised a week or two earlier at least though  

Great to see the goldfinches - not seen them since they made a fleeting visit a while ago. Hope they keep coming now that they've found the restaurant. Sunflower hearts - as many people here have mentioned. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 08:11

Yes LG -  but it usually gives us some amusement for a few minutes before we report them! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 08:05

Must have been something I said Joyce  

Privacy ideas

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 08:05

That's often the best solution for an upper window if you feel a bit vulnerable - a few attractive shrubs and a small pergola/screen is more efficient than trying to physically block a window. 

You'd need something very large to do that - which is seriously counter productive! 

Christian Kitchens Failsworth Reviews(13)

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 08:02

Or maybe visit 'kellsnake' - his wife is having the same issue apparently....

Or maybe they're twins...

...or just ar**holes  

Humanity & Nature

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 07:59

Nut - round here it's willowherb and bittercress that's holding it together!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 07:57

Morning all / afties Pat  

Happy Star Wars day - how many people will vote for Chewbacca do you think?  He couldn't do a worse job! 

I can sympathise Wonks - spent many days soaked to the skin in my previous job. Very wearing. I think it's why I hate wellies now! 

Another steady looking day here, but still that breeze. I don't care what it does though - because I looked out the window this morning to see these two  

I see the spammers have been out again - I'm afraid I'm losing the plot now and may say something I'll regret! 

Off for a quick look round before another fun filled day at work.....have a good day all 

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