Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:44

Don't want to burst your bubble pokhim - but 200 bulbs doesn't go far either!  

I'm about to get a delivery - any minute in fact. There's circa 50 bulbs in that and they'll just fill a few gaps in one border. The other order still to arrive has about 100 in it and that is for edges and bits and pieces. 

Update - they've just appeared. Hurrah!

Spray-painted plants

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:38

and don't start on the plastic box balls either....

The spray painted heathers have been around for a while - I have no idea why. Who buys these things? 

Surely it would stop if there was no demand? 

Is it for all the people who want a garden but can't be a**ed actually doing anything? 

Ornamental trees

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:06

Whereabouts in the country are you? Pittosporums aren't reliably hardy where I am, for instance.

The ornamental pear is pretty - Pyrus salicifolius. Silvery foliage and a weeping habit

Last edited: 14 September 2016 08:07:41

Startlingly beautiful

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:01

My face needs ironing  after a four hour sleep HC...

Beautiful pic. They've been thin on the ground here this year - weather has been poor for them. I love Red Admirals 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 07:54

Morning all/ afties Pat if you're around.

Cloudy and damp here - hope everyone who had the Biblical thunder, lightning and flooding have dried out a bit...

Glad KEF is ok - thanks for the update doc  

Enjoy your talk tonight chicky.  'back to the old grind' , as my mum used to say,  after your trip. That's the worst bit about going away!

Have a good day everyone. 

Vance Miller |5|

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 07:48

I was hoping he'd got carted off in the stormy weather and floods yesterday....

It's an anagram for freeloader pansy - mind you, I could be wrong...

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:15

I thought KEF might be on holiday fidget -she hasn't posted on here  for a while though  

Assume Panda is busy with her wedding plans....

Are carnations an annual?

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:12

My pinks flower well into autumn ripply, so it isn't unusual for them to have quite a few buds at this time of year. They respond better if deadheaded well. Carnations are slightly different and mainly summer flowering.

I'd agree with nut though - sometimes they're labelled in a haphazard way. 

Eleagnus not flowering

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:09

I wonder if the ground is too rich for them then Sharon? Plants sometimes make foliage at the expense of flowers if the ground is very fertile. Is that a possibility in the site you have them?

What to plant in a difficult site.

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:18

Another recommendation for under your conifers is Euphorbia Fen's Ruby. It will cope with virtually anything - especially dry soil. I have it under a conifer and it grows very well. Not evergreen but very useful. I can grow quite a bit under conifers because I get plenty of rain, but these thrive even if no rain is getting through. 

Some people will say they're invasive, but in that situation, I think it should be ok

Last edited: 13 September 2016 18:20:05

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