Latest posts by Fairygirl

Dianthus caryophyllus - 'Coquettte'

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:55

Hi Becci - they can get a bit woody and sprawly. What I've done successfully is to peg down some of those stems into the compost - you can position them where you want them within reason.

You can then sprinkle a little compost or soil over those bits and you'll find that over time you'll get new shoots appearing and you 'll hide the woody stuff. 

Plants for a small pond

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:43

Are you using a liner ecokid? Apologies if you've said and I've missed it. I've used all sorts of stuff for ledges and then the liner simply goes over them. You just have to make sure there are no sharp edges which might pierce the liner  

I've just looked and see that you're using a tub. You could wrap the bricks in liner or plastic as they will probably break down over time. 

Last edited: 07 July 2016 17:45:05

Covering a shady fence

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:36

I'd echo what obelixx says - containers of any kind would have to be very generous for any climbers long term. 

Do you see much of the fence? It might not be worth planting anything really.

Also, how much space is there in front of the fence ?

 Alternatively, pots of annuals like sweet peas for the bit that's sunnier,or shrubs rather than climbers. You'll get more variety using those and they would provide a good screen. It really depends on the amount of room you have 


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:30

Wot - no eucalyptus Panda? 

Glad you had a grand time - a Wallace and Gromit ...

Liri - I forgot to say well done re your SIL. That's a terrific achievement. Did you see the bit I wrote  recently about Jasmin Paris breaking the record for Munro running? I can't begin to imagine the kind of lung capacity people require for hill running!  They have my sincere admiration!  

Lesley - always a different story when they owe you money eh? 

Sun is shining here. I should really go and do something productive before tackling dinner...

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 12:45

Lovely pix chicky. I've been to Hampton Court - but just to visit it and the garden, not for the show. 

Think the Iris is one of the Chrysographes types. I have them by the pond. They're stunning - and very easy. Just need a damp spot with a bit of sun  

The small gardens are so much more 'accessible' for most people. Many people have a plot that size and small gardens are infinitely harder to get right than bigger ones, because you simply don't have the space to have all sorts of different areas and ideas. Every plant or fixture has to earn it's keep. 

That one is lovely. Gorgeous summerhouse in the second pic 


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 12:38

I'm surprised you got through to anyone at HMRC/Inland Revenue GWRS, another part of The Government that isn't fit for purpose 

Slightly concerned about ppauper's 'buns' activity...or have I picked her up wrong?   

Hosta - don't be silly. Politicians having sensible, 'normal' discussions....are you mad? 

They get further and further removed from reality as the years go by, I reckon.

Decent day here but I'm at work. Well I'm having lunch just now. Picked some ripe strawbs. Magpies can't get 'em but the damn slugs are..grrr..  

Looking forward to the Forker pix. Hope Dove wasn't by her lonesome too long...


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:07

Pat - this technology lark isn't all it's cracked up to be...

Bubbles or eggs on honeysuckle?...

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:01

Delightful little creatures. My eldest loved peeking at them when she was little  

Harmless. Makes a change from some of them! 


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 07:58

Morning all/afties Pat. Is it easier with the brushes! 

Oh - the smilies are working now.

Posted on the other thread DD- glad you're fine - or as fine as can be expected. Keep pocketing the wonga...  

What a shame for Wales. I didn't see any news about it till this morning, but when they said they sang Men of Harlech, I had a lump in my throat just thinking about it. Is there any greater sound?  What a credit to their country they all were. 

The tennis is incredible - pity about Jamie inthe doubles. They were terrific in the previous round. Would love to have seen them win.

Have a lovely day out Forker Folk. Look forward to the pix. I'd ask you to bring cake back, but I think that would be a step too far considering the amount of it I've been eating....

Not sure if I should be posting in bold - I see someone was complaining...

Too bad...I'm living on the edge....

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 07:48

Glad to hear you're ok DD. Smilies aren't working, so big smile to you!

Try and get a break too though. Quite right about taking stuff that's important.

Get the best suitcases too....winky face smiley

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A Little ditty

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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