Latest posts by Fairygirl

Startlingly beautiful

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:01

My face needs ironing  after a four hour sleep HC...

Beautiful pic. They've been thin on the ground here this year - weather has been poor for them. I love Red Admirals 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 07:54

Morning all/ afties Pat if you're around.

Cloudy and damp here - hope everyone who had the Biblical thunder, lightning and flooding have dried out a bit...

Glad KEF is ok - thanks for the update doc  

Enjoy your talk tonight chicky.  'back to the old grind' , as my mum used to say,  after your trip. That's the worst bit about going away!

Have a good day everyone. 

Vance Miller |5|

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 07:48

I was hoping he'd got carted off in the stormy weather and floods yesterday....

It's an anagram for freeloader pansy - mind you, I could be wrong...

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:15

I thought KEF might be on holiday fidget -she hasn't posted on here  for a while though  

Assume Panda is busy with her wedding plans....

Are carnations an annual?

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:12

My pinks flower well into autumn ripply, so it isn't unusual for them to have quite a few buds at this time of year. They respond better if deadheaded well. Carnations are slightly different and mainly summer flowering.

I'd agree with nut though - sometimes they're labelled in a haphazard way. 

Eleagnus not flowering

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:09

I wonder if the ground is too rich for them then Sharon? Plants sometimes make foliage at the expense of flowers if the ground is very fertile. Is that a possibility in the site you have them?

What to plant in a difficult site.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:18

Another recommendation for under your conifers is Euphorbia Fen's Ruby. It will cope with virtually anything - especially dry soil. I have it under a conifer and it grows very well. Not evergreen but very useful. I can grow quite a bit under conifers because I get plenty of rain, but these thrive even if no rain is getting through. 

Some people will say they're invasive, but in that situation, I think it should be ok

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Eleagnus not flowering

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:09

I was just about to say that too nut - the flowers aren't big or showy.

Were you maybe expecting something more like a Hydrangea or Viburnum, Sharon? Eleagnus are great shrubs,  but really grown for their foliage.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:54

Hairy string Liri - reminds me of opening bales of hay and straw. It was wonderful stuff    

I'm using the belt from my walking trousers....

There's a bottom kick bolt on it anyway so it's not flapping about too much  

What a horrible day you had Yvie. I love a good thunderstorm but we don't get them too often here. Not enough high temps to get that pressure built up. I can imagine that was quite intense though. What a pain having to go back home. Ooh err missus...

Meant to say - obelixx, that cordial sounds like the stuff we used to get at 'that celebration at the end of the year' when we were children. No idea who made it but it was like swallowing concentrated blackcurrants. I can still remember how wonderful it was! Bet yours tastes fabulous. 

Strawberry plants first timer

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:43

I had one of them in a previous garden, but I didn't find it useful at all. I put it down to being too small, but as I learned more over the years, I realised it was really the design. We get plenty of rain, but even in very wet spells, the whole thing was dry and I could never seem to keep it well enough hydrated.It would have been fine for sempervivums or succulents 

I chucked it out and have used pots and troughs ever since.   

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