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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Sweet peas slow to flower

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:14

Did you plant them quite late? Alternatively, the cold spring in lots of areas may have checked them so they might just be catching up now. 

Plants to plant now

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:11

You could also use Alliums there Kez. Have a look at some of the online bulb suppliers - you'll be spoilt for choice! The white varieties would be particularly good against your red wall. Don't forget some spring bulbs too for continuing the season. Lots of white and cream Narcissus and tulips. Liatris is another good white perennial  

What to do with my compost now?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:52

Once it's ready - use it!  

and start again  of course ! 

Is this a weed or wild flower

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:47

The purples often come out quite blue on here. I've certainly found that with pix of clematis. 

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:37

Hi Lesley - don't use the cheaper packs of seed as they contain lots of barley as a filler which pigeons love. If that's not the issue then you may have to resort to bird scarers as they're not too brave. Hanging the feeders somewhere that's difficult for bigger birds to get into is also another solution, even if it's temporary. A simple cage of biggish guage mesh round the feeder will stop them getting in. 

Golden Lime?? Tree

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:28

Unfortunately pgirl, it's not in the interests of GCs to advise people against buying things - they want you to come back and spend again when something fails - like when they sell bedding plants very early...  Nurseries are always better if you have one you can go to instead. 

My First ever roses ..... panicking, why have they grown so fast?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:23

I'd agree - they do look more like climbers. Do you have the names of them Renata? That will help with advice re pruning etc. 

Rhodenderon takeover!

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:21

I inherited a mature one in this garden when I moved in two years ago. Last year I hacked it back a fair bit and it still flowered well this year. They grow well here though, because we have the right conditions for them. Good luck with it 


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:17

You're welcome to some of our rain chicky  -we have plenty to spare today! 

Enjoy Hampton Court 

Verd - thought you'd have realised by now that the fairer sex has always outclassed the other 'side'...

Nanna  - it's shop bought cake I'm afraid  The type you get a photo put on as it's her 21st. Unfortunately lots of the available designs are very girly and flowery - and she isn't! Will send some over to you anyway with the rain. I'm in the west of Scotland   

Banana loaf is one of my faves - always put a few sultanas in mine too


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 06:59

Sorry Nanna - been listening to the rain and thunder since 6am 

Hope you're feeling better today. I'll send you some cake later to go with it 

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