Latest posts by Fairygirl

Clematis doing well this year!

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:10

Hazel - Miss B is a Group 2 so normally you don't need to prune as such - a little tidy up after flowering in spring means you often get another flush later in the year.

We were discussing Group 2s on another thread though, and some people do treat them as Group 3 - cutting back in late winter/early spring - to no ill effect. As long as you cut to a decent pair of buds they're fine. 

Hopefully, yours will be fine 

What is this shrub?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:01

Think I'd second that Eric's Mum  

A pic of the whole shrub to see it's habit would help though


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 07:57

Morning all/ afties Pat  

chicky - did you notice I stuck with Goran rather than Ivanis...Ivenosev...Ivanestefan....you get the picture....  Lovely tennis-y memories. 

Lovely here too, though chilly,  but rain later apparently so that's the guilt free tennis ok'd for me then 

Lesley - as long as it wasn't 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' ...

Clari - you can't beat getting someone to kick a** to get the morning off to a good start. Good luck. Do you think some doctors  get a bit complacent when they've treated someone for a long time? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 07:49

Lovely Flumpy  

Hope you're well - not 'seen' you here much recently.

LP - it had had a few flowers that first summer - you can see the seedheads - but it's well covered now. I couldn't get to it this year to tie it in properly, so it's a bit messy, but I quite like it like that!  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 23:39

Dunno LP! Mine was quite a small plant which I potted on in a deep container and then planted out in late summer 2014. It gets plenty of water, and I do nothing much apart from prune back in late winter/early spring. It got a bit of bone meal back in March, and I probably gave it tomato food a couple of times last year before it flowered because I didn't do the bonemeal that year, but nothing else. 

This is what it was like when I planted it out in  2014 

Tomatoes - pinching side shoots?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 23:23

Close but no cigar eh, BLT... 

Great effort though. Hope you get it eventually  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 23:19

Liri - I think Rebecca might be more scarlet - it's sometimes hard to tell from photos though. I've never seen it 'in the flesh'.  

Rouge Cardinal is quite similar to Niobe - I intend getting another one of those for similar colour later in the year on a nearby wall. It's very prolific. To be honest - there's so many  it's hard making a decision!  

Tomatoes - pinching side shoots?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 23:13

Gardener's delight is what I usually grow BLT. They're very reliable and I always seem to get a decent crop 

I've experimented a bit with them too - different sizes of pots, keeping them shorter by pinching out sooner, less food/water - they seem to adapt and thrive whatever I inflict on them! 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:04

Couple of sweet peas as I've just done some on the sweet peas thread 


Cupani - always a delight

and Niobe - from both sides of the screen




Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 21:53

 I'd say, mine are flowering about the normal time. I mainly sow direct in spring fidget. It's rarely worth while doing anything earlier because when you put them out, they just sulk in the normally cold, wet spring weather. I started them in the growhouse this year because of the building work. It was luck more than judgement that I could get mine out and growing when that was finished as the weather has been more benign. 

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