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Latest posts by Fairygirl

A new log path project

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 10:07

It's looking great Chris. You've been working far too hard! I'm really looking forward to seeing it in  a few months when the plants are growing. The new turf looks really healthy and well - you've made a lovely job of that  

Are you going to continue some path alongside the grass so that you don't have to walk on it to access the rear of the garden? Just thinking that it might be an idea when the ground's wet - late winter/early spring - and you want to do a bit of planting or tidying etc. My grass is saturated just now and when I put a new area of grass in the back garden there's a path going round it for exactly that purpose, as I wouldn't be able to access the shed or new beds otherwise.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 09:57

Lovely pix as always on here 

A little bit of one of my new raised areas - a narrow border in front of the back fence :




Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:22

Morning all. No work for me today but other things to do.

No heatwave coming here - they're forecasting snow for up here, even at lower levels.  

Hopefully it'll be farther north of me but I'm not counting any chickens. Well, it make a change from rain... 

Have a good day all.

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:18


Ask Alan

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:05

cotty- buy a few plastic pots the same size which will fit inside your urn. Plant them up for different times of year (you already have your spring bulbs) and then just swap them around. Use old pots, bricks etc inside to bring the inner pot up to the same level as the top of the urn. 

I'd like to see Alan present any other gardening programme - he's been away too long!

My question would be -  in the wake of the flooding, and extreme weather we've experienced in the last few years,what advice would he give gardeners when making changes or choices in their gardens?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:46

10 c - barely above 5 or 6 here during the day! I never sow in autumn Tracey - too much bother. I won't sow sweet peas for a while yet as it will be ages before there's any real warmth in the soil here so they'll just sit and sulk anyway. I often just sow direct later anyway and they usually catch up. We get better weather in late summer/autumn rather than spring so we get the colour at the other end of the season.

I have a little growhouse now so I might stick a few in there if I get all the other junk out of it! 


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:39

Could have been worse KEF - they could have been showing off their 'fruit and  veg'...


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:29

I hope the weather's  a bit kinder in the north east for you pd. Don't forget your waterproofs!


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:23

Laurels are pretty robust so it could be disease, can you see any obvious damage anywhere? Or chlorosis  - is there any discolouration of the foliage- is it yellowing for instance?  Nutrients may have been washed away in the soil so they may need a boost.  Can you post a pic Richard? It would give more info and help with other suggestions 



Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:01

You've not got the best aspect for grass to be in it's glory but the advice so far is sound. The grass  just need a few more weeks and some better, warmer weather - like all of us!

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