Latest posts by Fairygirl

Raised bed on concrete

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 19:49

I think the ones mainly used for veg growing are just four sides L'Bird, but you can also get ones which are more like a trough/planter on legs, and they have a bottom with holes for drainage. There are also those big 'trug' ones which are good for people who have difficulty bending down - they're waist height or thereabouts. 

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Posted: 16/06/2016 at 19:28

Sorry  Nanniemo - I've just noticed my post has a bit missing - I'm having probs with the mouse. It should have said ' I'm not a ROSE lover'....apologies for my unintentional odd comment! 


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 19:25

Evening all. I'm not political - but the news today has really got to me. What the **** is wrong with the world? After last week's slaughter in Orlando, I'm starting to think the planet's going to self destruct.

And those cretins ( I can't call them football fans ) in France can't even behave themselves when they're in another country to watch some sport.  They're an utter disgrace. Shame on them. 

Rant over - sorry. 

LP - so sorry to hear about your friend. I really hope she can get the help she needs. You must be very worried about her.

Take care of that knee Hosta. We don't want you making it worse before it's better. 

Gorgeous pix T'bird - I haven't had time to look at Yvie's properly yet , but they look terrific too. Love the robin pic as well. 

Such a handsome chap

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 19:14

He's a smasher Dove 

We had loads of toads (ooh that rhymed!) at our last house. I remember renovating the edge of the smaller pond, and when I moved some rocks, there was a little toad sitting in the little dark space behind them. I felt really bad about disturbing his little home, so I put the rocks back in the same place and reorganised another bit instead...   

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Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:39

Nanniemo - I'm not a lover, but that's superb. It must give you a lot of pleasure  

- and it's also a great example of a suitable, sturdy support for climbers  

Like your path too 

Learning about Tulip bulbs

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:17

I only grow them in pots - the weather here means that the ground is difficult to get right for them.  I just leave them in there and move the pots to a sheltered spot after flowering - somewhere against the house wall usually to keep the worst of the winter wet off them. I certainly don't lift them - no need.

As Dave says - planting deeper can help to keep them going longer, but they don't really last more than a couple of years, maybe three. A bit longer if you have perfect conditions and climate. They gradually diminish and that's when I stick them in a raised bed  and let them flower if they're able, or simply disappear over time. Many people do treat them as annuals, and plant new every year. I don't have the time to do that! 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:01


Not sure how I'd function without tea too. Don't really want to test it either!

Nice foxgloves Lou. I've not taken any pix of mine yet. 

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:52

I'd better expect a knock on the door from the Slug Police then - to have my scissors confiscated.....

Sure it wasn't in the Daily Mail JIMMMY?  

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Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:37

I presume you're like me then Percy - a  good cup of tea!  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 17:43

Cute pix Percy  

Nice to see the garden being well used during that untypical spell of weather we've had up here! Apart from the 'wash day' pic ....

That montana looks tremendous. 

Are you sure your coffee mug's big enough though? ...

RB - lovely to have a chrysalis to watch. I'm very jealous .Hope you get see it 'hatch'.  

Garden isn't too bad at all thanks. Lots to sort round the 'stension now to finish the back garden and organise the area down the side.  I've done quite a bit already, but work and hillwalks get in the way of gardening time   

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