Latest posts by Fairygirl

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:48

The short answer is - you need a greenhouse to move things into. 

The plastic ones offer very little protection in our northern climate Stephanie. It's why I don't sow anything too early, and I don't sow much. 

If you're living in a more benign, southerly climate where the season's longer, they're not so bad.  Up here, you definitely need a greenhouse if you sow lots of stuff. If you're at height, like B'cupdays,  the same applies, as she has said. You have to work with your own conditions  

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:39

I'm always happy for you to tinker David...  

I have to admit I mainly use the auto adjust, because I'd spend as long fiddling with the pix as I do walking! 

Couple more - looking north-ish up Loch Lomond with Ben Vorlich on the left, the Crianlarich hills and some of the Tyndrum and Orchy ones as well in the background


and the good old Cobbler  from the second summit



Camelia cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:17

I'm a sneaky old fairy Verd  

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:16

I always appreciate your comments David. You've helped me use my camera better too. It's not always easy to structure shots when you're up there - the wind can make it very tricky and you can't take your gloves off for long. Many of the views are similar to last week's as those two hills are part of a circuit. I dropped down to the valley and skirted round the bottom of the hill I did last week. 

No bum sliding though - too rocky on the best bits...

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:55

Nice to 'see' you again David. Wondered why you suddenly disappeared! 

Hoping to get something done later if the ground thaws, but it's mainly clearing and tidying up a bit. Seed sowing soon for me too hollie  

Camelia cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:53

They don't like to be dry Joob - especially in late summer when the new buds are forming. Keep it well watered and add a mulch if that's the case. A tomato food will help with flowering or simply improving the soil round them with  B,F and Bone.

I think they also layer well Dave, although I've never tried that.  

Problem honeysuckle

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:47

It does look rather miserable doesn't it?  Not too late to get it going properly Galadriel - they're quite forgiving  

If you follow Dove's advice you'll have a cheerier specimen to look at. 

Seed Bed?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:34

I'd agree with the others Steven - who have also given great advice 

Leif's right about the width of your beds - you want to be able to reach the middle easily. I only grow what I can eat and my daughters don't eat as much veg as I do so it's mainly salad and tomatoes (which have to be undercover here) . I don't want my entire garden to be a veg plot either so it's about getting a balance. Start with what you really need - you can always add another area if you feel it's necessary  


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:23

Just the job Dove 

More tea for me too Yvie - apparently I'm getting dinner made for me tonight - yum yum. It includes Pavlova  

Seed Bed?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:19

I can only think that you might use it for annual flowers (for cutting) or something you'd sow direct, perhaps for a succession of some plants that you'd then transplant like lettuce,  but I can't see any major advantage to having a permanent, separate area unless you have a big enough garden. 

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