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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Spring bulbs early

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:54

Dove - my primroses have never stopped flowering!

Last year lots of daffs and crocus were poking through early. They settled down as the weather got colder though Lulu.

Sweet pea planting soil.

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:51

Knew you'd appear with the right advice David!  

Clearing a garden

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:48

Just bumping this up for a new poster looking to create a new lawn 

where to start!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:46

Hi clueless. If I was you I'd get the raised beds done first. That way, you can get some plants in  - bulbs for spring right away! The lawn is a different ball game and a lot depends on your finances and time. A recent new member to the forum has cleared his established garden, levelled it all and sown a new lawn but it has taken a huge amount of work as I'm sure you can imagine. If you want to clear it and level it then it's best to use weedkiller - possibly more than once - to get rid of everything, and that will give you a clean slate to work with. Rotivating can create problems as it's easy to chop up any remaining weeds and make the problem worse so just be aware of that. It's usually better to use a fork,spade, rake and elbow grease  to get the soil sorted!

Bearing in mind the time of year, you may want to leave the grass till next year unless you can afford to get a company in to do it, simply because you might have a sea of mud over winter if you don't complete the project quickly .

If you do a search for the thread 'Clearing a garden' on here, that will bring up Mr Toast's thread about the garden I mentioned and you can see what was involved. If I can find it, I'll bump it up to the first page here for you 


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:29

Just been reading Edd's post. Rather him than me 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:06

Your climate brings it's own problems David! You can grow all sorts of things that I couldn't grow here though 

Hope your wasp stings are better now.


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:58

Morning all. Lovely day here 

Hope everyone has a good trip - including Steve!

KEF - didn't take long to hack down the bud - digging it out might not be so easy 

Lily - the cuttings from last year have all flowered and are a decent size - they'll soon catch up with Mum 

I was hoping there would be cake today. Has anyone got a birthday or anything?...

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:52

Have I missed it? 

A little bird told us...

Happy Birthday little piskie....21 again 


Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 20:20

Have a lovely day everyone. Hope the sun shines 


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 20:13

Might not be till spring now chicky. It depends on weather and how his other jobs go. Not really a problem but would have been good to get it down this autumn.

No chainsaws fidget! I hacked it all off  - saw and loppers  - and she chopped up the branches 

It has to come out as it's in the way, but I've got three good cuttings from last year and I've taken a couple more. If I thought I could move it successfully I would, but I doubt it.  

Did you swirl it round in your mouth and spit it out chicky? 

Nearly forgot - will send you some of the seeds 

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