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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Browning Juniper

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:10

Many junipers change colour in winter and return to their 'proper' colour in spring with new growth. Keep an eye on it to see if it comes back as that may simply be all that's wrong. Assuming there's no issues with weevil damage (junipers are fairly pest free normally) or something dubious in the soil, check to see that the roots are getting out into the surrounding area as  sometimes they can get 'stuck'.   If it's not any of these reasons - pansyface's answer may be the solution 

Talkback: How to sow a lawn from seed

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 06:49

Verdun's given a comprehensive answer above philip. It's a good time to do this as the ground is warming up. Remember to water if you have long dry spells after sowing 


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 06:41

Morning KEF. Dull here but dry for now.

Do these newbies know what they've let themselves in for? We're the only sensible people here...

Name that shrub

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:49

Cotoneaster? No prickles though but it's quite a 'jaggy' sort of shrub.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:03

Nice to see some responsible parenting though KEF... When I came home yesterday I had to avoid a squirrel carrying one of it's babies in it's mouth and going into the woods next to the road

Daffs will take a fair bit of wet lily but this winter may have been a bridge too far for them.

Feeling a bit sad after seeing the news here. The beautiful and iconic Rennie Mackintosh School of Art has been destroyed in a  fire.  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:41

Nice pic PG and it does enlarge 

That's a truly gorgeous colour BL. Not a fan of roses but I could definitely  be persuaded with that one!

Little white Dicentra planted last week , and the Dutch Iris flowering with Daffs


Name that shrub

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:27



Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:20

Hi Janet. You were posting at the same time as I was rabbiting on...

Back off outside to do a bit more. Will catch up better when I come in for my tea 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:01

I see lots of chatting has been done while I've been out grafting  - not plant grafting, but painting and digging type grafting Verd! 

Why did they have to change the name? That's a helluva mouthful BL isn't  it? It'll be Dicentra in my there.   I love 'lady in the bath' as the common name. I think it's just like a little Victorian type woman taking her ablutions. 

Took a pic so I'll put it on the Gallery thread later if it's any good.

Could have sent you some plastic Dove - got a huuuge roll of it!


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:02

Pleasure chuck  

I have a lovely white one I put in last week. It's a favourite of mine. must put  a few pix on here at some point.

Right lunch has been had, ironing done and bathroom cleaned and I'm going out to get on. Have a good day everyone if I don't pop in for a while 

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