Latest posts by Fairygirl

Camelia problem pest

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 14:30

Hi Jet - i'd agree with what the others have said, but I'd also add that if you're leaving the plant in that site, raise it up off the ground on some bricks, or similar, so that it's got enough room to let excess water drain away.

You won't need to water much now, but just keep an eye on it. Anything in a pot near a wall can get dried out as the rain won't always reach it. Evergreens in particular. It shouldn't be in soaking wet soil all the time either though.

It looks pretty healthy apart from a couple of bits and pieces so you'll probably find it will fight off slug and snail damage - they don't tend to bother Camellias much. A few damaged leaves here and there aren't an issue. The vine weevil is more of a nuisance so that's the thing to look out for next year. Potted plants are always more vulnerable. 

Buxus drying out

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 14:20

Do you have a visiting,male cat Johan? They spray - unfortunately for those of us who like our gardens 

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 13:21

Oh 'eck Steephill - not sure I grasped that, but i'll try!  

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 13:16

Even his relations on Lewis have disowned him apparently. When approached by the usual meedja hoping for a scoop, they were politely sent packing. Just as well his rellies aren't Weedgies - they'd just have been told to eff off...  


Bob - what's that saying about nations divided by a common language.....

I was reading Regina Spektor's twitter page yesterday as I was looking for some info for my daughter. Of course, there was a lot of election stuff. I read a few comments, but one of the most disturbing was by someone on a bus and a load of schoolgirls got on and asked this woman why she wasn't sitting at the back now that Trump was president....

I'll leave you to work it out. Not difficult .....

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:05

Careful Dove - a 'light touch' in relation to  Trump is a totally different beast altogether.....  

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:01

Hey Bob - apparently the end of democracy (whatever that is  ) is now down to you.....

Or is it 'up' to you?


Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:55

I bought a new camera last year hollie - after losing mine half way down a hill.... 

The new one has a 36 x zoom lens so it's ideal for my needs, but it's much bigger and heavier than the old one and took a bit of getting used to. I also didn't want to spend a fortune either as it gets knocked around a bit when I'm out. It's a good compromise. 

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:50

Crack on Pete   

Joking aside, my front grass is a similar aspect to Penny's, but less shaded by planting. It's largely moss at this time of year. It gets minimal attention in spring apart from a weed and feed and maybe a little seed scattered later, and generally looks quite good in summer. I don't have dogs or children running around on it though....  

fatisa japonica

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:44

Uh huh, RB ....

They also need a fair bit of moisture. Dry soil can be a factor. The foliage can prevent moisture getting through, so it's easy to think wateringis unnecessary if there's been quite a bit of rain. People think the plant is getting well watered when in reality, the ground could be drying out considerably. 

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:22

Only the left hand side came out with any real definition hollie, although I could see a lot elsewhere.  I need a more powerful camera  

I got some good ones in August.

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