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Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:36

Usually Geums are propagated by division Tootles. They don't really look like Geums to me 

I'm sure Verdun will know. 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:22

Morning all - just reading the posts from last night. I'm like you Dove - fell asleep on sofa after watching lovely Rolando 

It would be wrong not to get  the Prunus - you can never have too many of them....

Strangely, I've been wondering about one for the front garden too but too many other things are a priority. Another cup of tea and a look round the forum now.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:31

Looks like Lobelia cardinalis on the end Panda -  but not 100% sure.

I'm off to watch the Don Giovanni thing with Rolando on Beeb 2.

Enjoy your evening everyone. 

Allium Problem

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:21

Could they possibly be a bit over watered? Alliums like quite dry, free draining conditions. Stick your finger in the compost and see if it's very wet below the top inch or two. They don't usually have many pests and diseases so it's the only thing I can think of. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:49

Beautiful Potters - can I steal your 'borrowed view' of the church spire? That's a view to die for. The pathway is stunning too and a wall is always a real asset.  It's so worthwhile when you see something coming together when you've slaved away at it 

I find pointing very therapeutic. 

doc- I know what you mean. I'm loving my Cheerfulness narcissus just now more than anything.  I fancied those tulips (and the Ballerina ones) for a bit of contrast but all the purple plants (apart from a few bulbs ) are  later flowering - Clematis, Alliums and Irises - so it wouldn't have worked. I may still get some this autumn though! 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:26

Fantastic Edd! 

fidget   - especially the s'market shopping

Cup of tea and a slice of brown bread and butter consumed. Had to come in because there was hailstones....

I was more or less done for the day anyway. Off for a look round 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:42

Lovely Dove - but what's everyone else having?...

Save me a slice - I'm off back out into the unexpected sunshine for a bit more grafting 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:37

KEF - would those be gloves  of a velvety or lacy nature as opposed to big yellow Marigolds?....

Building an arbour

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:34

I can lend you the pickaxe and my eldest daughter, cloud - she has a hefty swing on her! 

Seriously, the sturdier it is the happier you'll be. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:14

Lovely jubbly everyone 

Doc- are those first tulips 'Princes Irene'? I fancied some of those to give a blast of colour among the purples in one of the raised beds.

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