London (change)
Today 17°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 4°C


Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:55

That's beautiful Bill. How are you and Mrs Bill keeping? I bet you're glad the snow's disappearing 

Compost help

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:53

I just sling 'em in Midgetnan!

I have a halfway house for my kitchen fruit and veg peelings etc. It's a green plastic bin with a lid (about 2' high and about 1' width and depth) which the council used to provide for that very purpose. (We can now put kitchen waste in the brown bin with grass and garden clippings) I put mine into that and once it's full, it all goes in the compost bin. By that time it's all rotting away nicely 

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:29

Yes Jeannie - I can do Kendal no problem. 

Rosie - I wondered about getting a haulage company involved - Stobart's for instance? They're everywhere. Surely it would give them some great publicity. Don't know how it would work though.

Raised beds

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:03

The room can wait - your garden can't Supernoodle...I'm sure hubby will understand that logic....

Thin, shallow and uneven borders, full of wood chippings...

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:02

SPea - can you scrape out all the rubbish and bark etc and pop a few bags of topsoil/compost in it? I'd put the Phormium in a big pot at the front door. It could probably be divided into two plants by the look of it.  If it's growing happily there - which it seems to be - then it's probably fairly well draining and sunny, so you'd be able to grow quite a varied amount of stuff there. 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:56

Marion - those tulips are looking terrific. Are they 'Spring Green'? I love the little striped species ones as well. You're plants are all so much further ahead down there. Daffs only just starting to come through here apart from old established ones. Those Arums are lovely too.

What a busy hard working woman you are! I hope you take some time out to enjoy your big anniversary 

I'd second the Sedums if you want loads of butterflies and bees. Easy plants to work with too.

Disappearing bulbs

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:50

I hadn't thought of mice lilly but it does sound like it's animal more than anything really if there's no problem with soil conditions. Not sure what you can do about that - apart from getting a cat!  

Have you tried any in pots as an experiment to see if they fare any better? 

Plant addiction

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:47

I can buy what I want, when I want - that's the advantage of being on my own again!  

A new log path project

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:43

It will look terrific Chris. You'll have a lovely space in the summer and by next summer it'll look like it's always been there. 

I can highly recommend some native primulas, snowdrops and some of the pale cream and white crocus for this time of year too. I've got loads of them in a shady narrow border at the back and they glow.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:39

Bulbs are such great value. I spent around £70  last year on approx 500 bulbs, mainly from an online bulb company. The crocus have all been terrific, loads of narcissus about to flower and I have alliums and Dutch Iris for later. Can't beat them for impact at this time of year.

Discussions started by Fairygirl

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 366
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 806
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 673
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 711
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 804
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 897
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 695
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 704
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34

kitchen spam-don't answer it!

Replies: 3    Views: 739
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 17:23

spam issues

Replies: 28    Views: 1331
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:53

No posts either

Replies: 13    Views: 901
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:18
11 threads returned