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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Flowering trees advice

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:10

An avenue of matching trees will have great impact a1154. The white ones are stunning. Good luck with it - it will make a very impressive entrance 

Minimilist small gardeb

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:56

Phormiums and Box balls/pyramids etc give a very contemporary look. I use some of the buxifolia Hebes instead of box to give the same look. These are all evergreen. A cool palette with the odd splash of colour works well in a small area too. Put plants in pots in a row of three or five to give repetition and uniformity. Use good sized 'statement' pots all the same, not small fiddly pots which are all different. 


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:21

Evening all. Just in as it cleared up here too and was very pleasant, so another trellis painted. Would have liked to cut grass but too tired now and trellis was more important. Hope the forecast is wrong tomorrow too and it clears in the afternoon!

Pond looks splendid Dove. In a month or two it will be very settled and chick's right - it's the greatest entertainment.  I miss that very much.

Could do with a couple of nice gnomes fishing in it - just to finish it off and give it a really classy look....


What Would You Do Next?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:06

Can't argue with that 

I've topped some of mine up already NG and will save my homemade stuff for later.


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:03

Just for that Verd - I'm sending you the endless rain we've had here  most of the week...

It's actually gone off now. I've been to the dreaded supermarche and a couple of things fell in the trolley. Well, it would have been wrong to leave them there to dry up and shrivel away...

Might even clear enough to get summat done 

Early birds.

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 09:55

That's so sad skyrunner. It highlights the importance of feeding them doesn't it? While we were all celebrating the mild winter and how far on plants were, it may have meant birds were struggling to find food for any young. It does seem very early for them - nothing else you could have done. I hope they come back and have another clutch in your nest later.


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 09:20

Morning all. Wet here again...

I sowed some tom seeds yesterday Dove. Hopefully it'll be warm enough to put them in the growhouse when they're too big for the windowsills!

Herbs in Window boxes

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 09:08

Hi Carolyn. As Heather says - just grow the ones you like to use. I'm making the assumption the boxes are outdoors, so if it's a sunny site - chives may not be so happy as they like a bit of shade.  Basil needs a bit more protection - I grow it inside here but all the rest mentioned are fine outdoors. If it's all the usual Med herbs like rosemary and thyme etc, mix a good bit of grit into your compost as they like poor conditions, and Kay's right, top dressing with grit finishes them off nicely. I grow Rosemary and Thyme here without any problem by putting plenty of grit in the mix - it's wet conditions which see off most of these herbs. (I'm in wet west of Scotland)  Since window boxes get a fair bit of protection from the house walls make sure they get enough water in long dry spells. Plant them and enjoy Carolyn! 


Planting a new trough

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:47

Absolutely art. Spring bulbs would be lovely - crocus, dwarf Iris and daffs especially, and some nasturtiums popped in would give a bit of extra colour and height while it all establishes. They're no trouble either  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:34

Everything's very new in the garden Ryan - there wasn't much planting here at all when I moved in just over a year ago. Hopefully I'll see a few more ladybirds this year - didn't spot any last year at all. 

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