Latest posts by Fairygirl

Polytunnel irrigation.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:50

Could you use a perforated, bog standard hose and a timer attached to the tap Hosta? I  think timers are relatively easy to obtain and not too expensive...

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:47

The nursery I use currently lists 13 Astilbes, 27 Geraniums, 25 Iris, a couple of dozen Heucheras/heucherellas ...I could go on. I doubt my local GC stocks more than a couple of Astilbe varieties and probably only a handful of Geraniums and Iris. Their benches of perennials don't cover a very big area. Last time I was there I had a choice of three Iris. 

The garden part is very small compared to the rest of the site. I know they have costs to cover over winter when many people aren't gardening as such, but it's quite sad. It's also the reason  why everyone's gardens look the same! 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:37

Ooh err- some of the posts don't show when I've posted so I'm all a**e over t*t with who's said what...

I understand now Dove - I don't listen to the Archers but you explained the storyline before. As it rings a bell for me, I hope they jail him and throw away the key  

No 'Murray' serves today Dove  

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:14

The biggest advantage of pots for me is that I can tuck tulips in against a wall or other planting to prevent them being shredded by the wind and weather. I've had too many lovely displays ruined.

I'm sure it waits patiently till they're out,  so that I get conned into thinking the tulips will be beautiful for weeks....

Just becsue you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you...

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:03

I just love Simon Mayo full stop, Dove 

Did you hear the 'you've got a hamster in your Hobnobs?' one? Hilarious  

Confession you say? Do tell.....

Carol on the weather has reliably informed me that the rain is heading east for tomorrow so your grass may get to look as green as mine soon  

I'm going to make a few holes in the corner of the garden at the shed now that I seem to have stopped cats getting in with the fabulous water scarecrow. There's loads of great places for hogs in there. 

Glad that chancer's gone - it was getting utterly ridiculous  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:18

Morning all/afties Pat. You're going through the mill a bit just now. Hope today is better than yesterday. Look after yourself - and the skinks! c

chicky -  what on earth were you listening to?  I love the radio ( but mainly Radio 2)  especially lovely Simon Mayo who makes me laugh constantly.  

I hope they do something about that thread today Ppauper and Wonks. It's beginning to sound like propaganda...

We'll be thinking abou you B'man - even if you're not actually 'here'. 

Good news for you re the TV, DD. Lovely when people do something a bit more than just their job 

Better take daughter to work - and then I might get outside as the rain has finally stopped.Hurrah!

Have a good day - especially all the workers....

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:30

I've  posted on it and reported it again. I stopped just short of saying **** off. Might not be able to contain myself next time....

What is it with these people? 

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:13

Purple and orange are a great combination Hogweed - they complement each other. Pale pink is for wusses anyway....

I love the species tulips B3 - they survive our wet soil here and work beautifully with crocus underneath perennials or later shrubs. It's a question of picking the right ones though! Pink and yellow together is a real no no for me too 

Plume Moth

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:07

I meant to say that too Sheps - the shape is stunning. 

Would we get those up here nut, or are they only 'southern' inhabitants? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:52

Mmm - roast beast here with roast veg. Rather good if I say so myself  

I think oldest fairylet should just put her gravy in a mug....

It's ok BL - we forgive you...Hello! You  sound like you're having a good time  

Lesley - it's a bit miserable. At least it's warm. I don't want  to be putting the heating on..

Cars are a bit of a necessary evil.

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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