Latest posts by Fairygirl

What is this shrub and what's wrong with it?

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 17:33

Below about 2.5 MB will load - anything bigger won't just now.

I resize mine to around 1MB or smaller and then it's fine 

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 17:32

Canada aym. Big country - big weather. 

We'll have some on the hills here soon too. Usually have some by the end of this month if not before. 

Looking foward to some snowy hills over the next few months 

Can someone tell me what this is please?

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 16:48

Boston Ivy has much more solid foliage - that's the Virginia creeper. Lovely in the right location 

I wouldn't consider them invasive, but they do get very big and will cover a huge area if the conditions suit them,  so you need a large house wall to do them justice. You just prune to keep them in the right place.

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 15:52

Pat - I had a look on the site and did a jigsaw of one of my photos. I'm trying to do it properly now so that it's open to others to use. Hopefully I'll do a few of the hill photos. It'll be something to do now and again over winter   

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 15:24

Clay is what I have ddoris. They're more than happy in it. It's why they grow well up here in Scotland - nice moist clay soil  

I always improve the soil before planting anything though - plenty of compost and manure to help keep it open and friable. We don't have to worry about lack of moisture, even in summer when it's most important, but if you're in a drier part of the country, the manure will help with moisture retention too. A mulch will also help after planting. 

If it's a bit pot bound, make sure the roots are teased out a bit before planting, and soak it thoroughly. Nicely prepared site for it, and then keep it well watered till established. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 08:04

Morning all/ afties Pat. Hope you've not been blown away 

You'll be getting hill legs soon chicky.  

Funny you should say that - I'm the only sensible one at my work too..  

Glad you're in and getting organised obelixx. I like to get everything unpacked as soon as possible. I hate looking at random boxes 6 months down the line! You'll have all winter to 'plan' the outside space too. Lovely   

Work beckons. WIll catch you all later. Have a good day  

Uploading photos

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 07:56

They won't load if they're bigger than about 2.5 MB. I know - I try regularly as mine are all around 4, 5 or bigger.  I resize everything before putting it on here.

Don't know if it will ever be fixed.

Thank you

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 07:51

It's Stacey that was the chilli grower, RB  

Glad you've found a way to help you continue enjoying your garden, Pauline. 

Sedum Collapse

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 20:27

If you get a lot of rain and warm conditions, you get lush growth. That's the most likely reason, begleybeth. They then get a bit top heavy.

If you've read the rest of this thread, you'll see that many people do the 'Chelsea Chop' with sedums, which helps to produce a sturdier, more substantial plant. It will usually flower slightly later as well. It does depend on how much growth you have in May, but you can cut sedums back during the main season and they'll come back very quickly  


Posted: 06/10/2016 at 19:42

Julie - glad you're already finding the forum useful. 

Just to add to what others have said, my mum was even able to take cuttings of pelargoniums and produce viable plants, and she could kill plastic ones!  

She did pretty much what has been said. Cut bits off, shove 'em in some compost, stick them on a windowsill somewhere and let them get on with it. In spring - voila - more plants. Cold wet soil is what sees them off. Good luck with yours. Practice makes perfect   

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