Latest posts by Fairygirl

Emergency Plant Rescue

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:32

I have the same questions as fidget....

However, the water will keep diluting the bleach, but eventually, the bleach will win and it'll keel over. 

Forum bug

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:22

Drainage for brick raised bed

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:13

Think Bob's right Alex - a pic would help!

Not sure if I've completely misunderstood, but, when you say there's no drainage, do you mean the bed's sitting on the patio and has no weep holes? Or do you mean the only drainage is right next to the wall/fence?

As long as the soil's below the damp course, there shouldn't be a real problem there, it's a bigger issue if the bed can't drain out onto the patio anywhere. You can always put a physical barrier between the bed and the house wall/fence. You may need to rethink the whole thing if the retaining wall on the bed is high though. 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 17:57

I knew that would be controversial....

I don't care - Andy won!  Superb match. I even managed to watch it   

and Lendl even smiled   

Raonich will have his day - he's got it all there. 

Hazel -  I calls it as I sees it ....don't take it too seriously  

chicky - I've  'macked'  both 'ma knees'.... 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:02

Cash isn't fit to tie the laces of Mac, Becker or any of those previous great champions they've shown, including Lendl...

and on that controversial note - I'm off to either watch or run away! 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:41

Night Pat - oh, you've probably gone already 

I'm going to have to go back out...to walk, or to do stuff in the garden, rain or not. My nerves aren't up to it 

How did I manage to watch the first final he was in ? 

And Pat Cash needs to grow up and stop dying his hair 

You're in your fifties man, you're fooling no one...

Take a hint from Mac. He was a better player than you for a start, and he knows how daft you look  

Gardener's Garters

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:34

Carex oshimensis Evergold, Dove 

Good doer - puts up with almost anything. 

I speak from experience...

Confused primrose

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 12:01

They're indestructible - slugs annihilate mine regularly but they keep on keeping on! 

Extremely sickly looking bamboo

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 11:54

Hi Tim - I think a combination of the amount of water and what you have in the container might be the problem. It looks waterlogged to me. Difficult to judge when we're only seeing a tiny part of the plant though.

Up here there's plenty of water, but the soil's clay. Once bamboo establishes it tends not to run - the heavy soil helps prevent it. ( obviously, I'm generalising because there are so many varieties, but you get the idea)  The heavier the soil and the more water they have, the better the drainage needs to be. I think you need to lighten the soil mix in the container to aid drainage. The only plants that like being permanently wet are pond and bog plants. Think of the plant's natural conditions and it's habit when growing in them.

 Also, does it now fill the container? If so, you may need to pot it into a bigger one.The usual practice of replacing and refreshing the soil/compost  each year still applies.

If you're feeding (and I wouldn't bother to be honest) you're constantly washing it out anyway with the watering. If you do want to feed, a seaweed feed to encourage foliage growth would be the most beneficial. I'm not sure why you're using one for grass though, unless it is seaweed 

Last edited: 10 July 2016 11:56:32

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 10:48

No problem here either Joyce  

It's my proof to people who think rhododendrons etc only grow in acid soil. If that's the case, pinks wouldn't grow in gardens here.... 

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