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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Few problems, help?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:27

Overwatering  is one of the main reasons for plants dying, but if there are roots showing at the bottom of the containers you have the plants in - it means they're ready to move on to something bigger. For instance a young plant a few inches in size and filling a 3" pot will need potting on to a 5/6" one so that it can grow on, or put into a big pot - say 12/15" -  with half  a dozen  others to create a single display - it depends on how you want to use them.

Box substitute

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:46

Thanks for that suggestion Snoodle - will look that one up. I often use Hebes to get the same effect - the buxifolia types (as the name suggests) are very box-y.

I have three Hebe Vernicosas in large terrracotta pots which make a nice rounded dome and need very little attention. flowers for the bees is a bonus 


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:29

If it wasn't for you lot and your slug/snail annihilation technique with salty water, I wouldn't have to work so hard.......

Anyway, no work tomorrow and it's to be dry - hopefully a bit warmer than the dizzy heights of 12 today 

Welcome newbie Goddess. Have you any idea what these nutters on here are like?

I'm the sensible one. Verdun said so.

Few problems, help?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:24

Hi Dabble. Where do you have your nasturtiums? Are they in pots or trays or in the ground? If they're in pots they may just need potting on into a bigger one. Could be the same for the Zinnias - not sure as  I don't grow those. They may have exhausted the compost they're in and are just needing more sustenance. If they're in the ground it may be a soil problem of some kind, so any extra info you can give will be helpful.


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:18

Well I might have known -  a bit of rain and you're all on here mucking about and getting up to mischief....

Some of us have had to work..... cue for sympathy.......

I'm ever hopeful 

Daughter has dinner on and I've done shopping so I will see what's been happening on here and deal with you naughty children later. 


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:38

You're  a raven lunatic Lesley

Did you see what I did there? That's a Verdun special.

Right - I'll get my coat ...time to go to work!  

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:37

Where did you get that pic of me fidget...

and the one of Verd 

Box substitute

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:31

I think those would be pot grown only Snoodle. You could buy a couple of plants and do cuttings but I think it would take a few years to get something substantial enough for even a low hedge. Try some of the hedging companies online but I think you'll have to just part with some cash...


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:26

One for sorrow, two for joy

Three for a girl, four for a boy.

Five for silver, six for gold

Seven for a secret never to be told.

and for those of us over 27 ....# Maaagpie! 


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:22


Just call it - the kindness of strangers. I've been on the receiving end of that in tough times too. It's a wonderful thing and restores your faith in the human race.

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