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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Human irrigation system

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:39

OL - aren't you 27 like the rest of us laydees on here? 

Mike - I think what we're collectively saying is - we're all virtually holding your hand x

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:12

To be honest David - I usually sow direct and the only reason I sowed a few in pots last weekend was because I was struggling to get outside because of the rain and I also haven't got the big pot ready yet that they're going into...too many other things to do    


Perhaps I might get that done this weekend - when it stops raining! 

How's the new garden going Hollie?


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:55

rosemummy -  Camellias and Rhodies grow perfectly well in neutral soil. There is a bit of a misconception about this. I have neutral soil here and the inherited rhodo at the front door was covered in blooms last year :


Dianthus Cuttings

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:43

I've usually done it later in the year - wouldn't have thought there would be enough growth to get a reasonable size of cutting Daintiness. If you've something big enough though, why not try it anyway! 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:34

Watering it lots will help dilute it and, although it's few weeks ago since you applied it, that's the best approach. It will recover Domino - it might take a little time. I've overdone the stuff in the past too - it's an easy mistake to make.

Just do a rain dance - I can send you some - plenty of the stuff here! 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:27

Blackthorn chick- oh yes - spiky 

It's just showing some new growth and it's all survived the wild weather we had just after it was put in!

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:24

I've  a large pot full  sown direct outside a couple of weeks ago, and I only sowed a few indoors last weekend. I've got lots to sow direct outside so you're fine Kay! Mine will still be flowering in October - that's the only difference - early sowings will finish earlier. We're a bit behind the south in terms of heat so that's the norm for me. 

GJayne- I had one of the everlasting peas many years ago but I don't remember it being very impressive. I think the soil I had it in at the time was probably not the best though. It would be interesting to hear how you find it. The flowers are much smaller. 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:15

Morning all...I said MORNING ALL. Anyone need some paracetamol - and there's a joke in there somewhere ...

Paracetamol- Parrots-etamol...parrots..get it? Pirates and parrots....oh I give up 

Had a good laugh at the pix and all the antics. I was busy playing cards with my daughter so I was with you in spirit. She won (of course) and made me walk the plank...

Wet and windy here today but it's meant to clear up later so I hope I'll get more done. Cleared all the boundary outside the fence and would like to tidy all round the new hedge and get it mulched. Off for a look round the forum. Have a good day all 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:36

I'll need that to get me down there Dove. 

Save some cake and tea for me 

large gap needs filling

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:32

Viburnums would be fine there Tilly. There are lots of types - evergreen as well as deciduous, and they have white or pink flowers. Pretty trouble free and usually you get a good selection at GCs,  nurseries and DIY stores. The Mahonia  Ceres mentions is a good idea. The bigger varieties like 'Charity' and 'Winter Sun' will get to a good height. Yellow sprays of flowers in winter time. Again, easy to obtain.  I don't know if your Magnolia is a pink variety or a white one but the white Viburnums would work with both and the Mahonia would look very smart with the Hollies. A pink Viburnum would work well with a pink Magnolia. You could put a Buddleia in there as well - it will quickly fill the space while the other shrub grows. 

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