Latest posts by Fairygirl

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 19:50

MrJ - meant to respond to your post too - glad you've found a way through and have some peace and happiness. It's something we should all be able to have yet it can be elusive. Your confidence will keep growing along with your relationship. I wish you all the love in the world.

The smashing people on this forum have helped me so much more than they'll ever know.  

Poorly viburnum!

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 19:22

Not sure I can be of any help Denno but this will bump up your query and someone else will be able to offer some assistance.

What else do you have growing near it and what's your soil like - ie is it wet & heavy, light, stony etc. That kind of damage on plants can often be frost  or excess wet.

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:46

Joyce - it's undoubtedly the best way 

Anyone good at identifying ivy types?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:45

Glacier was the one that sprang to mind for me too, as it has creamy edges and is readily available.It  looks like a small leaf variety and they're often used in pots with other planting as they trail down the sides. They don't usually cause much bother, unlike their more rampant larger leaved cousins!   


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:14

Evening all. Sleet, rain and all that stuff here today too.  A balmy 2.5 degrees at lunchtime ....what's that about...

That's what we get for thinking it's actually spring. We were spoilt having so much decent weather in March which even allowed some gardening to be done!

Tofu? Quorn? Nice roast chicken for us tonight...can I tempt you Dove?  

GWRS - it was summat to do with the amount of posts...I've forgotten now....

Snowdrops in the gutter could start a new trend Liri. There's probably enough stuff in mine to grow something 


To dead head or not to

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:08

I do the same as Verd. For daffs it's not as necessary as deadheading perennials or annuals - it's an aesthetic issue mainly.

As nut says - cultivated forms if they're allowed to seed won't always turn out the same so it depends on how much you value any particular varieties.  

Leaving the foliage on till it's died back feeds the bulbs to enable them to perform well next year GD  

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 17:35

Quite so Dove. I should have left sooner too - that was the moment I knew I had to do it before I ended up in jail. It was no longer about what he might do to me, it was about what I might do to him. 

GD - the point is - it's not always easy to tell people because if they take action, it can often make the victim's situation worse. Believe me - I know how this works. You also feel guilty and ashamed because you feel it's all your fault and you've made a bad choice so therefore you're a failure at 'choosing' someone. When you are at the stage of 'the straw breaking the camel's back'   you can simply react in a certain way because you can't take it any more. Until you've been there, you really don't know how you might react. 

David - thank you for those kind words. It means a lot.  It still affects me - I cried when I wrote that initial post, but I have to keep being reminded of what happened so that it never happens to me again.

Now you know why I love getting up on those hills  

new neighbours, thoughtless people, no more sun in the sunny bed

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 17:23

Hi nin - I've only just seen this thread, and while I have great sympathy, there are solutions. The right to light is indeed a myth so what you have to do is make your garden as attractive as possible to distract you from the radioactive bunker next door.

My neighbour at the back currently has a converted garage, a carport , another building which houses a sauna and hot tub, and a shed which he seems to be currently adapting to make a chicken run.....   illegal here which he doesn't yet know   These run right along the rear boundary of his property so I've beavered away building a garden with plenty of all year round interest to distract me from his (also orange painted) monstrosities. A nice feature such as a huge pot, a pergola, a pond or specimen shrubs or trees on the opposite side of the plot from the shed which will make you look in that direction instead. 

Someone recently started a thread with a similar issue - a building/warehouse wall at the end of the garden, and  there was quite a few suggestions along those lines. 

Post a few photos if you can and you'll get further suggestions too. The more attractive your garden is, the less impact theirs has on you  

Creative ideas for a mystery corner please

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 22:20

How about putting in a simple bit of fence either side and growing some climbers on it to blend with the other planting. 

You could also open the path out a little as it meets the gate with a wider area of gravel. Some low growing evergreen ground cover will help it all merge.

Osmanthus or Lonicera nitida will cover the gaps too if you don't want a fence. Happy in shade and both evergreen and easy to maintain. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 22:13

I don't think care in the community actually exists Joyce. A complete myth unless you're at death's door as Lyn has described. There's no funds for it to be done properly and people like Lyn are just left to deal with it on their own.

It's a disgrace and will only get worse as we become an increasingly ageing population.



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