Latest posts by Fairygirl

Sweet pea advice please

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 08:04

David's been posting on the camera thread LP, so I expect he'll see this and offer you some help.

 I got mine  out in that warm spell in late May early June. They're in fairly sheltered positions. Don't know if I've just been lucky with those. 

I also sowed some direct, but they've made little progress. The poor, cold weather is likely to be a factor I think, so possibly that's one of the problems for you...

New job

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 07:59

Oh that's lovely bb - I'm sure you'll be appreciated far more in this job .... 

Good luck with it 


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 07:57

Morning all/afties Pat - glad you were cosy last night 

Did your snow materialise? 

Dull and cold here. You can keep the hail showers you had lily..I wouldn't mind some thunder though  It would need to warm up a bit first to create some...

Work, work, work for me. I've repeated that because it feels like doing the work of three people just now 

Hope you enjoy your talk tonight chicky, and glad MrC is progressing 

Dove - remember - you're not Andy, so take it easy on the court...

Clari - can you take those injections for migraines? I'm sure it's been mentioned before so apologies if you've said in the past. 

Will catch up with you all later. Have a grand day 

What's wrong with my new clematis?

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:43

They're very addictive plants Eve - and there are so many varieties!  

Not sure how well they flower for the second time in pots. I only grow clematis in the ground except if it's a young plant being grown on.  

We have a resident clematis expert on the forum who runs a nursery. I'm sure he'll be able to give you advice on that if he's around. 

Nuisance Birds...

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:18

Muddle - up - you're right - many people think they're seeing eagles. Don't think they realise just how big eagles actually  are...

Buzzard city here - they're  common as muck. I love them though. Never fails to give me a thrill whether they're keening up above me, or sitting on a post at the side of the road  

The ravens on the hills are big beasts too. 

Dan - you are right re the crows - they're noisy b*****s! 

...and you're perfectly entitled to your opinion on them 


Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:56

Aah - that makes it tricky B'man. Thought I was probably 'teaching granny to suck eggs'...

My feet are completely different sizes because of damage to the right one. I get minor problems with certain bits of that foot, but fortunately haven't had anything as unpleasant as you have just now  

I like the boots I have now as they're lightweight like Goretex. They won't last very long, but it gives me a good balance between the two types. 

Hope Pat's well tucked up with a hot drink...I was going to say tucked up with something hot, but I didn't want to lower the tone...   

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:44

Liri - I agree. Too much cossetting makes for soft , weak growth in many cases. Possibly more of an issue with perennials...

Never to late to start studying....

Interestingly - someone was posting about tomatoes recently. It's one of those plants that always seems to invite a lot of queries and worries about how much water, how much feed etc. I was reminded of Italophile's advice about how people overdo both, often to the detriment of the fruit and the plant. Most people feed too often and it's a total waste as the fruit doesn't need it once they get going. I had as good a crop as normal but fed twice only, as Italophile recommended. 

What's wrong with my new clematis?

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:34

As it's a Group 2, as indicated in Dove's link, you may get second flush of flowers later. That's what it means when it says flowering from spring to late summer. It can be a bit misleading though.

Group 2s don't really need pruning - just a tidy up if necessary. You'll probably find it will bloom a lot more next year as it matures, assuming it has the  right care 

Nice rich colour  

Last edited: 12 July 2016 17:35:15

Camera Talk

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:29

Joyce - I did exactly that before I saw your post... 

Gorgeous David - lovely to 'see' you  

It felt very strange that you weren't posting-you have been sorely missed.  I've had so much help from you personally.

It's great to see a new photo from you - and such a beauty  

Ppauper - I believe that shop went into liquidation...

Please sign the petition

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:14

Too late KT - some foliage already turning here, and cotoneasters getting 'berried' ...

I love Autumn... 

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