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Latest posts by Fairygirl

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:11

Noggin and the Ice Dragon was  my favourite Dove. Happy days!  

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:06

Victoria - you've got several there that I forgot -  think it's too early for me to be compiling lists! 

Just don't ask us to provide the pix Mike - we'll be there forever! 


What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:48

Oak leaf Hydrangea, Phormium, Canna, Actea, Verbena bonariensis, Allium sphaerocephalon, Blackthorn, Pyracantha, Berberis, Pulsatilla, Gaultheria -2 types, Apples, Dianthus, Crocus, Snowdrops, Strawberries, Crocosmia, Sarcococca, Osmanthus, Carex, Spartina and Hackonechloa.

And lots on the other lists! 

World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:39

In a word - no.

There's a man up here called The Naked Rambler who constantly gets arrested for - well the clue's in the title! He just gets out of jail and takes his clothes off and carries on. He's a bit of a legend! Brilliant 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:33

Sorry MrsG - that's what happens when I don't get my cuppa 

Nothing to do with my lack of brain of course 

Lily - how about a hosta - with the pot sat up on something behind  low evergreen planting in a prominent place to show it off. The brass will keep the slugs and and snails away. 

I'm guessing - soon  other half - to - be.

Do I win a prize?


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:23

Morning all. Damp here so the weed n feed is getting watered in.

Been watching the 'Bee' programme - anyone else watching it?BBC4 - I think it's tonight. Very good.

Aaah doc- not quite the same being woken up by noises when you're back home is it.  

I've just managed to spill half a mug of tea over everything, cleaned it up and then did it again 

MrsG - nice pot. You can seal the hole up if you want a water feature. How about something simple so that it doesn't detract from the pot. Not that I've got any real suggestions of course  

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:10

Lesley  - Get out  there with your trowel -  you can curse Bill Oddie while you're at it!  

Mexican Orange Blossom - is it ok?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:02

I'm in central Scotland too smck75 and I also have one of these. Looks like it could be a bit waterlogged. Mine's in a raised bed with lots of grit mixed in with the compost and soil. It only went in last summer and was only watered when it was planted and once or twice since then - even in the dry conditions of last summer. Mine has grown quite a bit.  I think I'd cut out the dead bits and either lift  and relocate it or improve the soil it's sitting in and see if that helps. 


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:21

Can I have the lily of the valley Verd? You know I'm your favourite....

Just in and waiting for baked potato and daughter's leftover tomatoey oniony sauce to go with it. Did you forget my invite John? 

You're very brave - you wouldn't see  me for dust. Garden looks terrific as  always. I've never seen such a neat greenhouse! The new raised bed is really getting established  

We've got rain forecast for tomorrow - was meant to be coming today but none and I need it for the wd n fd. Got lots of stuff done including digging over a bit of the new beds I started last year. Have got all the plants to put in them - more or less - but I can already see me making them just a little bigger ...


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:39

It's reached the dizzy heights of 12 here  Dove - I almost took my hat, gloves, liberty bodice and overcoat off...

I've been putting some little bits and pieces round the base of the fence at the back where I park the car. There's some large stones forming a raised edge so I've put lots of little chunks of geranium and crocosmia in and I've got some annuals so I'll sow them in the spaces too. Been shifting things around and wondering how I'll get the huge buddleia out for later in the year. 

 I bought some new canes yesterday - they're green plastic coated so should last longer. I quite like them  

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