Latest posts by Fairygirl

Climbing across my fence

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:52

I'd stick with clematis and roses then pokhim. Pick the clematis carefully though as they need plenty of moisture, and some suffer in too sunny a site as the colours bleach very quickly. You can also use things like Pyracantha if you want some evergreen coverage. Thorny though, so it depends on what effect you want as well. 

Hydrangea wouldn't do very well there. I don't think they look right on fences anyway, but that's just my view.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:47

Glad you've made some progress Pat. Knowing you have their attention is a bit of a comfort to go on with  

There was a poor bit of continuity on the recent TV version of War and Peace too - bridle on James Norton's horse changed within a few seconds in one bit. Quite an obvious mistake, but I think if a drama's good enough, most viewers can overlook it. 

Glad the aches and pains are a bit easier today Hosta. 

Lovely photo BL - but I bet you weren't thinking that at the time...

Polemonium advice

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:11

I think they'd be superb together. As Verd says, it's a case of putting plants together, but it depends on the effect you want as well. They both have good foliage - the flowers are secondary on those two plants. Just sit them together for a while and see what you think. 

Brise is a lovely plant - I had it in another garden, in a south easterly location, in a bed with good rich, and always slightly moist, soil. I don't like the colour of the flowers though, but that's a personal thing. My Canadian cousin visited me when I lived there, and was delighted to see it as he had it in his garden at home in Vancouver  

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:04

Thank you chicky. It was a superb day.  The views all  the way along the loch and glen were stunning. The two corries are dark and brooding with their steep crags and tumbling falls. I know I always say the photos don't always do the views justice, but the best pictures of all are always the ones I carry in my head 

The water was quite cool GD, but when your feet are hot after walking, it's very pleasant! I filled one of my water bottles higher up and it was lovely and refreshing. That sounds very warm for sea water - our air temperature was about that! 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:59

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around. Hope you're alright

Nice bit of topiary there chicky....

What on earth have you been up to Dove - robbing a bank? 'Fess up now....

Nice morning here - pity I have to go to t'mill. Pleased with my new purchases yesterday, now I have to crack on and get them planted...somewhere 

Won't mention the tennis Joyce  

Daffodil and tulip bulbs

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:56

chicky and Steve are right - tulips are much smoother -  almost conker like sometimes. Daffs are knarly - like old gardeners....


Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:54

I agree totally with Ladybird , philippa. The neighbours have clearly not had an 'open view' in the past, and are chancing their arm. 

I don't see how it can be described as a hedge either, but the council will determine that I suppose. 

What else do you have along the boundary apart from those three shrubs?

In the meantime, plant some perennials between each one.....

Polemonium advice

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 21:20

Nice healthy looking plant wakeshine  

I'd think it would be fine in a pot for now, but they're better in the ground. Bit of shade and not too dry.

Camera Talk

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 21:02

You're very welcome GD. Glad you enjoyed your walk too   

I was tempted to have a paddle yesterday, but contented myself with lying beside the loch for a while, listening to the water gently lapping and the grouse squawking....

There are worse places to be on a sunny Saturday  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 18:50

Only a few Joyce....

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