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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Is this a gonna or can anyone help with advise, think its leylandii or conifier

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 16:23

Sorry Paul - but like the famous parrot from Monty Python - that is an ex conifer...

Peter Beales

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:47

I'd have to know what colours they are-  it's the control freak in me. There's certain colours I just won't have in the garden! 

I just bought some Chrysographes last week Jim. Have always wanted them as they are so dark. I can't resist really dark purple varieties 


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:40

There are wallabies living on one of the islands in Loch Lomond. They were introduced last century by  the owner. It's a bit controversial as they are reckoned to be a threat to the capercaillie population.

There's a herd of deer who live beside the very busy M77 south of Glasgow,next to a large shopping complex. There's a lot of woodland round the area so they're quite happy! 


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:53

Not particularly bad stuff fortunately 

Admit it KEF - you were too sloshed to iron...

Hope everyone has had a good day and will have an even better one tomorrow. Rain forecast  here - just for a change - but work all day for me so it's not so bad!

Off to watch 'Line of Duty' shortly so will sign off for tonight. Anyone else watching it? Absolutely terrific 

Night all.

Peter Beales

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:06

Which varieties are they Jim? I love Irises and have several deep purples. 'Night Owl' is my favourite.

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:01

They're so easy as art says - break a bit off and stick it anywhere and it grows! 

Vertical gardening ideas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:24

I intend doing this here. I want to grow 'downwards' as it will take a while for climbers and shrubs to cover all the bare wood. I hope I'll get some of it done this summer - last year  I built raised beds  and did lots of other things - so, now that I've got most of the beds planted up, and while the new extension is getting built,  I might get time to do troughs for fences! I've already bought small ivies and other bits and pieces and know how I'm doing the construction of the boxes.  I will do pix as I go along 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:13

Many thanks David  

Thought I'd live dangerously and try a couple of different varieties this year! 

I had a little scout around a few sites recently for creams/whites but reckoned you'd be able to suggest something nice.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:21

I'm sure I'll have plenty of packets of seed I won't use. I live about half an hour from Jeannie so  if you want to PM me Rosie, I'd be happy to forward you my email to give Jeannie if she would like me to help her with organising/posting/ etc. 


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:53

Bumped one of seed threads up for you Edd

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