Latest posts by Fairygirl

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:27

Yes - no problem Wayside. They take any amount of abuse  

Plant name please

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:23

I think it could be a Leucothoe too. Has it flowered? From memory, they mainly have clusters of little white flowers - similar to  a Pieris. 

Last edited: 03 August 2016 17:23:19

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:17

I only came fifth...

But my jokes are of a higher quality than Verdun's...

Good luck with it Anomander. Heliotrope isn't reliably hardy up here which is a a pity. Something I've always rather fancied  

Seed saving

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:06

Much easier just to divide J's Ladder. That also means you get the same plant as the parent  

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:05

Yes - I'm sensible Pp - you wouldn't catch me making jokes about sceptic tanks. That would be really terrible....

We had holly and a  flowering cherry right next to ours. They were both mature trees and had caused no problems. They were also in a windy Scottish site 

In fact, I think the 'location' helped them grow extremely well, if you know what I mean.... 


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 12:43

That's brilliant Pp! Yet slightly disturbing...

But what do you mean about skinning fairies?....  

We need an 'ouch' smiley 

It's either a weekend in Mull or go on the ferry by foot and walk to the hill Joyce. I'd rather do it properly - and certainly by CM's route to make it more interesting. One thing I want to see in the flesh (before I'm past it!) is a Golden Eagle. It's a case of being in the right place at the right time  

I used to say to my girls  'It's only rain. You won't dissolve - you're not made of sugar'  

Pat - glad you're ok. What an unpleasant thing to happen. Take it easy. 

B'man - I like the look of some of C.McNeish's recent walks on TV, but it's time and money to arrange it, and I'm not so keen on the low level stuff. Not sure if the Great Glen Way is hillier than the WHW. It's fairly benign. The Cowal Way has a bit more 'up and down' I think.  Don't know if you've looked at that.

Lantana - at least your neighbour is aware of the issue. Doesn't help you with your water butt though...

Cyrpus Lleylandi turning brown

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 12:30

It's quite normal for conifers of any kind to be brown on the inner branches as the outer grows. 

Having said that, if they're in pots, which I assume they are, it's more likely to be lack of water and dry soil causing a bit of dead material. They need a lot of water and a soil based medium to grow in. Mulching (with bark or gravel ) after watering  will help conserve moisture.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:10

Missed you there B'man hope you're well  

More scenic TV recommendations above for you T'bird...

At least you don't have the stress of driving Lesley. Bon Voyage!  

I'd better go and get ready too. Catch you all later  

New Patio Mistake

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:07

Is there any reason why you can't brush a dry mix in between? No weed seeds then.

I can't see why the paving would crack if it's been properly laid. What was the reason given for that? 

Don't panic too much at this stage May - there will be a simple solution I'm sure 


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:03

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope your trip has been good.

Have a good trip too Lesley - hope the M8 isn't too vile  

Are you parking your rear on your jolly bench today Dove? 

That's the trouble with workmen Lantana - they just don't give a toss. You have to be there all the time to monitor them - something you shouldn't have to do as it's your neighbour's responsibility to make sure your property isn't affected by their work. Sadly - many of them don't care much either 

If you're looking in Joyce - I watched the first part of CM's prog. That Ben More! I'd thought of doing it as my 100th Munro last year but it didn't fit in with the timing. Not one you can do in a day unfortunately because of the ferry etc. It's often done as the last one as he said. Great camerawork as always.

Should have let Topbird know...The Pilgrim's Trail T'bird! The Adventure Show again - Monday night and last night. Tonight is another one - Galloway to Islay  

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