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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Brand new garden - help!

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 07:39

Clarice and sanjy are right - loads of manure and rough grit and be prepared to wait for it to start lightening up the soil. If you can concentrate on one area at a time and get that in good order you can then plant it up. If you want to construct a few raised beds for your veg for this year that would be a good idea.  Over winter get hold of some well rotted manure - in bags if you don't have access to a stables or farm near you - and lay it on the surface for worms to take down into the ground, and  next spring it will all be easier.

I know you'll want to crack on and do something but it's worth making the effort as it saves a lot of work in the long run. I've always gardened on clay so I know all the problems, but clay is a wonderful medium once you get the drainage right. 


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 07:31

Morning all. Damp and cold here - again. When is spring coming, never mind summer? 

Hello OL - bye OL.....

BL - what a jet setter you are! When you think of all the people who've performed at Carnegie Hall - it's fantastic. You must be thrilled. 

Perhaps chicky thinks you're travelling there in the MiIllenium Falcon....'skywalk' .....get it? 

I'll get me coat...

Hope everyone has a good day - I'm off for a quick catch up before I go to work in a few mins 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 07:50

Great pix as always everyone. Love the nest David - bet you get loads of entertainment!

I always love your garden W'song - how is the arch doing? 


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 07:36

Pot bound would be my first guess too Jimmy. Dianthus are the same, I repot mine when they start to get like that, or split them. If it's wilting and it's happened suddenly , check that it's not vine weevil at the roots Landlubber. Hopefully not though.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 07:31

Morning all - slightly better day here thankfully as it was only 6 degrees when I left work at half four yesterday. What's that about?   

Magpies that steal the mealworms here. I hide some under some netting and the little birds can get in while they just look confused 

Not really caught up here yet... and off to work in a few mins. Catch you all later if I get a chance. Have a good day 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:20

Morning all. Dull here and rain to come later. Got all my grass cut after work last night - it's looking very lush.

Glad your mum is feeling well Lesley. Your garden will be a foot taller everywhere when you get back!

Lovely pic chicky 

Off for a quick look round before I go.Have a good day everyone - hope the sun shines for you 

Garden weed / vine unknown ?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 17:35

Sounds like it could be bindweed Phil. If you google that, you'll get some pix and you can compare. 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:55

I've just sown my sweet peas....

Oh Dove - Newman and Redford - what a combination! 

I'm much too young to remember that film of course 


Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:49

An old thread resurrected is always odd methinks. 

Will is right - used appropriately weedkillers are effective at clearing large spaces or difficult to access areas. I rarely use weedkillers but I will where necessary.

Organic produce isn't farmed in a 100% organic way anyway. They are allowed to use a certain amount of chemicals  

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:46

It's why I don't bother with them here Verd - too much rain and too many slugs early on in the year. Hardy geraniums for me - tough as old boots,value for money in every way and they cover old bulb foliage and provide a foil for other planting. Potentillas and Euphorbias for the same reasons.

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