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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:17

and so it goes on Lyn  

Non flowering hydrangeas

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:15

That's what I thought too Lyn. 

They need plenty of moisture Vivien, which is why they're not easy to keep in containers. What are your soil conditions and weather patterns like?

Another thought - are you overfeeding? With many plants, you'll get a lot of foliage but less flowers if you do. 

Mystery plant

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:10

Eucomis was my first thought too Hosta 

what does your garden mean to you

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:09

doc - it's everything you want it to be and encourages looking forward rather than back. I hope it will do that for you more and more  

I'm with you re being creative Verd. That's really the bit I enjoy most.


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:04

Hosta - thought you might be  

I missed your post re the hedgehog Dove. What nice neighbours you have to look after him/her 

and raspberries too....

Hedging help please!!

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:53

Is it sunny j and h? If so, a row of Hebes would make a good evergreen hedge. Pick one of the smaller varieties like Vernicosa (looks like box) which doesn't get too big (about 2 feet/60 cm)  or Odora - also known as buxifolia because it resembles box. It gets to around a metre I think. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:46

Thought I'd go and take a couple of pix as the rain's gone off

Etoile Violette and Hellebore flowering together

 the fat spider

 Oakleaf Hydrangea just starting to flower

 the rear fence with the newly planted 'window box'


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:19

Thought so Verd. I had rose New Dawn in  a previous garden - in a good position where it caught plenty of sun. Could barely smell it even when I stuck my nose right in it! Thought for a while it was just me when people talked about it's great perfume...


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:16

Hosta  - which are you then -  glass half full or half empty? 

If it's sunny Dove - it's because I waved my wand. Rainy - well, that's Verdi's fault

Clearing up again here. I could plant the new bulbs I bought recently. Daughter told me off for buying them - 'You have loads of those already Mum' 

A nice dark tulip for a pot - Ronaldo,  some Minnow narcissus and a few more Thalia. I love those. 

Silly me

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:11

I do that kind of thing all the time too pansyface  

To justify it, I call it multi tasking ....

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