Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:18

Hi Anna - it's always a problem when you have something you find ugly but it can be expensive to completely change it. My first thought would be to attach trellis to the concrete blocks which would lessen their impact and provide a more solid barrier. 

Other than that, I think it's a case of putting up another fence in front of it, or planting a hedge for the long term. 


Dicentra (bleeding heart)

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:10

My white one is looking unusually large, about 6 or 7inches.  I wouldn't expect it to be but it's in a quite sheltered site. Think it got off to a good start as there were fewer slugs just as it started into growth! 


Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:07

Ooh yes - tell me what it's like being 27 Wonks !  

Love the womble cake Lyn 

Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:06

I'd echo what's been said here already Shirley and would just add that, as David says, there's an awful lot of plants for your trough, so if you have a few more large pots kicking about, transfer a few into them. If you don't have pots, but have a wall or fence somewhere, you can plant some there with some wires for them to climb on, or a bit of pea netting attached to the wall/fence. 

Good luck and don't give up - we've all been there and we all learn as we go along 

Planting 2 Clematis in the same container?

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:08

Hefty - if you like sweet peas, why not put some canes in your nice glazed pot and grow those, and you can put the pot anywhere suitable then. The clems will be much happier in the ground anyway - one on each wall as Bob says 

If you do want a clematis in your pot - there are varieties which will be ok but check out one of the specialist sites ( we all love recommending Taylor's) for a suitable one. The alpinas might be ok  long term - is it a bit dark where you currently have the pot though?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:54

Morning all/afties Pat 

Not the only ones posting rubbish then Dove eh?

Horrible dark foggy, damp day here. Did I oversleep and it's autumn? 

Hope you're a little better today Clari. It's rubbish when you feel rotten 

Quick look round before I go to t'mill. Have a good day 


Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:50

Happy Birthday Wonks! Have a super day with lots of cake 


Garden plant Indenitifcation

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 21:16

Yes - nice new shoots appearing.  

It looks like you have a skimmia or viburnum growing right next to it Emma.  The Fatsia will grow over it so if you have room somewhere else, it might be worth moving one of them to give them both room to grow.  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 21:04

Seems to be nut. Nice little flowers - multi headed  

Growing tomatoes from seed

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 21:00

Remember to give them plenty of ventilation once you have them in the greenhouse too Sarah. A closed greenhouse gets astonishingly hot even in the earlier months. 

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