Latest posts by Fairygirl

Suitability for a couple of plants

Posted: Yesterday at 10:00

If the post is too big - ie too much text and photos - you won't get it all in one post 

I'd be inclined to go for a shrub of some kind which can be 'wall trained', or a climber. Ceanothus posssibly. That looks a very tight space for a big shrub. Buddleias will manage anywhere by comparison. Something like an alpina clematis might do well there, and they don't need too much attention once the stems  are trained in. Your other clematis has probably suffered by being too dry. Most clems need a lot of water and a decent space for their roots. The alpinas cope with a drier spot so it might be fine in that small area once established. The honeysuckle will struggle too if it doesn't have enough moisture.

I don't think wisteria is suitable either to be honest. You need access to prune etc. and they get very big.

The other issue though is foliage dropping into the pond - big shrubs have a lot of foliage when mature so you'd need to have netting in place. You might be better with an evergreen which will need less attention and no dropping foliage - something like a Euonymous. They will 'climb' when planted against a wall or fence. 

How to varnish/seal plastic planter

Posted: Yesterday at 09:46
sandybolko says:

Can I put a clear varathane  over rope

See original post

 What's varathane? 

How to Plant From Seed step by step

Posted: Yesterday at 09:45

God loves a trier, nut - eh?  

Laburnum Tree

Posted: Yesterday at 09:43

When you say black, which bit is black? The seed pods are black when formed.

Have you a photo?

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: Yesterday at 09:40

Morning all/afties Pat - any more rain?  

Hippo Birdy chicky...21 again   

Have a cake - it's egg free...just for you  

Have a great day and enjoy your outing 

Hope you're a bit more chipper today doc

Sorry - but I slept for Britain last night Hosta 

Has anyone been blown away by the wind yet today? Hope not. Batten hatches and all that.

Wet, and weird black sky with sun here recently. Looked a bit thundery when I got up, but it's a bit steadier now. Need more tea...

How to Plant From Seed step by step

Posted: Yesterday at 09:30

Well - it is the weekend, nut   

If you highlight you can right click and go to the site. As already said - grandmothers and sucking eggs.....

reported anyway

Last edited: 21 October 2017 09:33:08

Lambs Ear?

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 18:29

Oh no,no,no Edd - these are Lambs' Tails....

Lambs Ear?

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 18:08

Lamb's Ear is Stachys byzantina - a much smaller plant with stems carrying tiny pinkish flowers  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 17:57

I'm saying nothing Edd...

Apparently they've researched them in Europe, and there's a noticeable, albeit tiny, increase in the last forty years in the British birds. Might have a look online to see if I can see any more about it.


Posted: 20/10/2017 at 17:39

I had an old washing line, plastic coated wire, and put it right round the top and tied to the fence. The fence has vertical planks and it's double sided, so it wasn't too tricky. I also tied heavy duty wire round the bottom front uprights and fastened them onto screws into the fence. It did the job. 

I'd just get some decent rope of some kind and put it round the main body of the cold frame or summat. If you can get some vine eyes screwed into the steps, that would probably be fine. I did something similar with another one under my back window, as it had been annihilated by a previous wild spell and was only half the height! 

Discussions started by Fairygirl

Wildlife photos

Our wildlife photos - from gardens and beyond 
Replies: 82    Views: 4868
Last Post: 18/10/2017 at 10:24

A Little ditty

If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
Replies: 15    Views: 951
Last Post: 29/12/2016 at 12:23

Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
Replies: 690    Views: 56801
Last Post: Yesterday at 19:18

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
Replies: 51    Views: 4474
Last Post: 25/12/2016 at 08:07

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
Replies: 24    Views: 2001
Last Post: 28/10/2015 at 22:37


The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
Replies: 16    Views: 1203
Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 22:22

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
Replies: 32    Views: 2446
Last Post: 11/10/2015 at 20:42

The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
Replies: 20    Views: 1942
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:10

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1225
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 1652
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 1578
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 1562
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 2179
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 1780
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 1613
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24
1 to 15 of 19 threads