Latest posts by Fairygirl

Best plants for MICRO pond?

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:47

I have to agree with Hosta and pansyface. You seem to have a decent amount of room there to make something a good bit bigger Hefty. How about getting some liner and digging out a bigger hole with a bit more depth? That will give you more scope for planting and offer a much better area for wildlife in general. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:41

Pie looks very tasty Ggirl  

Is that the domestic abuse story Dove? It made the national news - a good thing for this issue to be highlighted, debated and discussed. I have personal experience.

Watching the Monty Don prog - did anyone else find the scatty girl a wee bit annoying or is it just me? 

Woodland path ideas

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:35

I think I'd go with obelixx's suggestion. It fits exactly with the setting. Depending on what planting you have, you'd barely even need a defined edge - the bark could be a general layer/mulch in the whole area. If you need a definite path edge and can't get logs for any reason,  some hefty timber poles pegged into place will do the job perfectly well. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:28

Evening all - hope all those with current issues are having a better day 

Miserable, filthy day here - aah the Scottish spring...  

Yvie - cutting it fine springs to mind.   Hope things turn out ok - it's very unsettling for all of you. 

Dinner has been consumed - salmon with veg and some little wedge potatoes. Simple fare for a simple..ton 

Hope the weather perks up for you Panda. I'm hoping one forecast for tomorrow will turn out to be the right one or else I'm wasting my time going walking!

From bunk bed to raised bed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:34

Take your time - you won't be able to move it about too easily, so perhaps place it in different sites in the garden to see what's best. Once you have the best spot for it, you can have a think about whether you want a permanent display in it, or you want to treat it as a a giant pot so that you can ring the changes throughout the year. 

Plants for shaded area

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:29

There's plenty of shrubs which will fit the bill for a bigger space xyz. Some structural planting that you can add to will be ideal. Osmanthus burkwoodii, Euonymous, Eleagnus adn Sarcococca will all grow there. Pittosporum will also be a nice addition, but some are less hardy than others so just check what suits your area and conditions. 

You can add others deciduous shrubs like Potentilla and Spirea which get their foliage early. If there's room for something bigger you could put a central specimen like Amelanchier lamarkii to give a bit of height.  Then some lower growing evergreens like the aforementioned, and bulbs and perennials to give you colour throughout the year. 

From bunk bed to raised bed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:16



chuck and grow seeds

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:15

We can't all like the same things B3 - I hate hanging baskets!  

If you plant the hesperis you can smile to yourself each time you see it!

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:13

obelixx- it's ok...I respect him too..... 

Is that what he was doing Joyce - that escaped me slightly....

I'm teasing of course. I do think he has a really good manner and is very knowledgeable. Always enjoy anything he presents.

We've had Jim and Carole all these years - definitely need an attractive presenter now and again...

skimmia jap. rubella

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:07

Seven shades of ***** here today too Lorna! Scottish climate suits skimmias and they grow well up here. I expect you're likely to have quite similar soil conditions - if you see rhodies, camellias and  pieris growing in gardens around you, skimmias will be fine  

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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