Latest posts by Fairygirl

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 12:28

There's a white variety too soulboy  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 10:15

I don't use the notifications, Pat. They've always been hit and miss.

Wasn't on here Hosta - tonight I think. I don't understand the giant veg thing anyway. Each to their own I suppose.

Sounds like a great property - views are what it's about I reckon. Mine is rubbish but at least I get to go and see the best views on earth.....

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:28

Do you just have  a  'Private - No Admittance' sign Verd, or do you have a more threatening 'Trespassers will be Slaughtered' one?  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:25

Great minds, Joyce...

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:16

Switch all the lights off and hide, Pat. Or put loud music on and then you can say you didn't hear the doorbell.. 

Tulips in pots

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:05

I don't find squirrels get tulips - they're too deep for them. It's crocus and small alliums they love here because they're near enough the surface. I put netting over them after planting.

I never put a bed of grit under the bulbs - I find that acts too much like a soakaway and defeats the purpose. Far better to mix plenty of grit through the planting medium. We get a lot of rainfall though, so it may not be so important in drier areas. 

Identification needed!

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:55

Not familiar with that one at all L'bird. Just looked at info on it. It still looks a bit neater and closer growing than the pix I found. Tricky!

Very unusual though, isn't it?  

Polemonium advice

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:45

Wakeshine - I grow phormiums 'Cream Delight' and 'Yellow Flag', I have Spartina (green with fine yellow margins) and Hackenochloa in a bed together, and I have some carexes - 'Evergold'. Those are the only grasses I have, apart from the ones in that pic and the new Uncinia.

Some grasses are quite neat and small - that Uncinia is - so if you don't have a lot of space, you can have some of thoselittle ones. They work well with other vertical planting, in particular.

I used to have a lot of grasses, but I went off them a while ago, so only have those few here. Verd grows a lot of them so he'll have lots of suggestions for you to try.

It does depend on the look you want and the size of the space you have  

New wildlife pond - what should we expect to colonise it first?

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:34

Watercress works in still ponds too Wendy. I've had both  

It has to be warm enough for it to root, but once it does, it hoovers up the nutrients and makes a big difference. I used it in the smaller pond at my last house - the other one would have needed a watercress farm to eradicate the blanket weed! It's about balance though - the big pond did it's own thing.

Re your brown/oily situation Jo - is there something in the surrounding soil leaking in? Do you have a liner or is it a clay lined pond? If the pond's new, it may still be settling in  

Identification needed!

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:28

Me too Ladybird! 

Did we get any further with it? Think we agreed it was one of the whipcord Hebes....

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