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Latest posts by Fairygirl

wasp nest

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:47

I know many people worry about wasps and nests, but I think they're very underrated and undervalued members of the garden. If you get a chance to look at their nest when they eventually go, you'll be amazed at how beautiful a structure it is.

Congratulate yourself that they love the new homes you've provided them with! 

Rhodedendron not flowering

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:43

Is the soil very dry where it's  sited? They like moister soil if they're in a sunnier site. Also, like Camellias, if they get sun on  frosted buds, or wind/weather damage, it spoils the flowers. Do the buds go rotten and fall off?

A pic would help if you can manage it 

Trellis or Wire?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:45

Sorry Sam - meant to do this last night. Both these clematis were planted in pots last summer and only planted out in this bed much later in the year. You can see the string if you enlarge the pic. I'll try and get a pic from farther away later on so that you can see the idea better


evergreen pond plants

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:19

There are lots of Carexes which are evergreen but I'd agree with nut about marsh marigolds. They are almost evergreen anyway, but it's not necessary for frogs to have that kind of planting as Welshonion says. A good selection of planting round the edges of the pond  and some deeper planting for hiding under at later stages is what really matters.

Just waiting.......

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:06

The new peony I bought recently - buds are there! 

And looking forward to seeing  the clematis flowering now that they're in their new home.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:01

Morning Dove and MrsG. I didn't send the wind - honest.  You can look up the exam timetables online MrsG and catch him out that way 

Doev -if only she did her washing up afterwards ....


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:56

Thanks KEF. She's made herself bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast - not sure if that means she's happy or not! 

Potholes are shocking round here too. They pride themselves on low council tax - that's cos they don't spend anything. 

My apple tree isn't well

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:48

Looks a bit like the branches on the half dead cherry tree I inherited here 

I'd be inclined to  remove the affected areas if it still leaves the rest of the tree looking ok, but, as Dove says, a pic of the whole tree would be useful, as it'll help determine the extent of the damage. 



Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:41

Morning all. Still wet here but the starlings are doing a good job aerating the grass looking for chafers 

Daughter's first Higher exam this morning - glad it's not me 

Have a cuppa lily and go out and kick some ***! 

Work all day so off for a look round before I go. Everyone's been very busy I think.

Pond almost done!

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 18:50

Brilliant Justin. You've worked really hard on that. Hope you get time to enjoy it.

The liner's well disguised with planting  now 

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