Latest posts by Fairygirl

Mulching with woodchips

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 08:14

Put a good layer down Lynne, and that will be ideal for suppressing weeds and keeping in moisture. As nut says - woodchip is fine unless it's been from treated wood.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 08:09

Morning all/afties Pat - that cyclone looks utterly horrific. We really are lucky in this country.

Cloudy and cool here Dove, it feels more like an  autumn type of day.  I think you've to get sun when that fog burns off. It was lovely while it lasted here 

Enjoy your bike ride chicky - my thighs are still feeling Sunday's steep hill shift, although the muscle pains from pushing the car out are far worse. Couldn't understand why I was sore down my right  side yesterday  

Not read back yet - have you been in the wars GWRS? I wish you a good recovery, even though I'm not sure what has been wrong.

Frit - I can see now about your shifts. That's a bridge too far for me! I used to work slightly later on some days, with a later start. I hated it. Much rather have the early starts that I normally had. I don't now people manage proper late shifts - I take my hat off to all of you, whatever the job is. 

Cuppa before  take youngest to work. I could get used to this 'no work' thing....

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 17:11

I noticed on the tv weather this morning that it wasn't too great down your way. Not sure if it's to change here tomorrow or Wednesday, but I think it's to improve down south.

Fog's never good - except when it's in photos!

sweet pea seed/flower colouration

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 17:08

I've just sown a load of darks and whites. Didn't notice any real difference in the seeds 

Maybe I need a visit to specsavers Dove    

Making a wildlife pond

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 17:06

I think you're doing the right thing too, Sandra. It's really about priorities, and what your needs (and capabilities) are. it can be a bit deflating when you try to do everything you'd like and it doesn't come together quickly. Bit at a time 

Once you have a better feel  for the garden, it will be easier to fit your pond in - preformed or otherwise 

pics of your garden lovelies

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 17:00

In addition to what Obelixx has suggested mosswoman, you can use the search facility in the top right hand corner of the page. It's sometimes a little hit and miss, but if there's something in particular  you want to talk about or ask questions on, that will bring up a selection of threads.

You can also just scroll through the first few pages of 'latest posts' and have a look to see if anything is of interest there  

sweet pea seed/flower colouration

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 16:55

Hi Amanda - I can't say I've ever noticed specific colours in s.pea seeds - they usually just look light brown to me, although you will always get some variation within that.  

It might be that the seeds are wrongly labelled, as these things can be tricky. If you sow them, carefully label them, and then if they turn out completely different from what you thought you'd bought, you can always take a photo and contact the supplier. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 16:47

I ain't been up to nuffink Dove. Just sunbathing....

Aye right...

Obelixx- it's lovely when you see those proper signs of spring isn't it? We're always a little hesitant up here when there's good weather at this time of year, as we know it can change so rapidly. We've had frost every day since the snow last Tuesday. No wind is what makes the difference.  I spied a huge bee earlier and it made me smile. Birds are singing and I've got a t-shirt on. This is better than what we often have in summer! 

I came in for a cuppa before I go and put some hooks up for my wall hanging baskets which have got my experiment in. I may take a pic later if I get them up properly. There might be some 'language' involved if I can't. 

The LL road is quiet in winter and if you're early enough going, and late enough coming home in summer! It's getting to the 'season' too, so more tourists who drive at thirty five when it's perfectly possible to drive at sixty.... The price we pay for the glorious scenery 

There was a pair of old dears yesterday who were testing the patience of others. Half a dozen of us got past, only to catch up with the traffic jam. Sod's Law! 

What to do at this time of year?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:26

You might still get lilies at this time of year. The oriental types. You'll get flowers this year if they're planted so that's worth a look if you have a suitable space. You can often pick them upi cheaply as it's generally a little late. I bought a pack a few years ago, for a pound or so as it was May, and they were getting rid of everything. Potted them up and I had flowers that summer.

They're getting mature now and I've just planted them into a new border I have which will suit the colour. They've been potted till now, and are good specimens that way. 

An obleisk is nice for sweet peas, and gives some structure over winter too. You can also do a handful of canes to give the same effect, or let them scramble though shrubs if you have anything suitable. 

Only problem with sweet peas is, like many other plants, they can be quite addicitve once you start looking.... 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:19

I've been out seed sowing Joyce. The traffic coming home yesterday is among the worst I've ever experienced. There's a lane closure on the Loch Lomond road -  approaching the big roundabout at the start of the loch and onto the Dumbarton side - which seemed to cause the problem with a build up of traffic. It was before reaching Luss that I got caught in it. Annoyingly, the road up until then had been great! I'm going to  make the most of the sunshine while it lasts. 

Sorry to see you go BM. Hope you continue to enjoy your lovely new garden.  Sadly, there are always some who cause a problem, and don't seem to understand basic etiquette when 'speaking' to others. Some seem to revel in stiriing, but you getthat on forums generall I expect. The trick is to see through it and carry on in a  civilsed way. In this recent instance, there were also PMs circulating , and a hideous posting about a couple of respected members, which was deleted very quickly by the mods. Unfortunately, 'someone' chose to re post it. They've been banned now as far as I know. 

I don't read all the threads either BL, as soem don't interest me, and I also like this one for general chit chat or to see how regular posters are. Sometimes I click on one by accident, but I don't post if I feel I'd be repeating myself. I'm sure I do enough of that already  

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