Latest posts by Fairygirl

Are these English or Spanish bluebells?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 18:04

I think yours might be a bit of a mixture Andy 

The Spanish ones flare out a bit at the botom of the bell - just like in your photo, and are chunkier and paler than the native ones.

Help, please

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 17:49

There are so many - it would take a tulip expert to name the variety.

Are these English or Spanish bluebells?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 17:44


The stamen colour is the easiest way to tell - pale creamy/yellow on native ones

2 Tomato seedlings & 1 courgette died after potting on-

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 15:52

It sounds as Ladybird describes , but also - these little growhouses can be tricky for getting temperatures consistent.

Blitzing a garden rant

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 15:50

Hopefully right away MU.

Sometimes there is one or two around, obviously not today - unfortunately. HArmless spam which we make fun of is one thing, but that kind of comment is different. 

Pruning and containerising Rhododendron

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:39

That's been the problem then Will. Give it a good soak in a bucket of water till it's totally rehydrated, then tease the roots out before you replant.It'll thank you for it.   It's been trying to grow in spite of it's situation!  

The gloves that changed my life

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:36

Remind me - when is your 21st birthday pansy?  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:32

Will the Chinese not  mind being taken away though Dove? 

Scrambled eggs for me in a moment, then a bit of general gardeny type stuff as it's cleared up now. 

Joyce - I was saying the other day at work that the horse chestnuts are stunning just now.  


Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:26

If you want a nice foxglove soulboy - just buy one plant. They seed around and you'll never be without them again  

Blitzing a garden rant

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:19

Totally agree Ladybird.  

GD - I'm sure your new neighbours will throughly enjoy seeing your new pond. Hopefully that will creete some interest. If not, you're doing plenty to keep the local wildlfie happy! 

Discussions started by Fairygirl

Wildlife photos

Our wildlife photos - from gardens and beyond 
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If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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for the lovely Forker family  
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Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
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Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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A few little photos 
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intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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