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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Music in the Garden

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:15

Have you heard his first solo album 'Candleland' pd? My ex hubby liked them - and I loved that album though I wasn't a fan of the band. Might have to buy it again as I had it on a cassette....aah happy days! 

The Stones were great in their heyday. Brown Sugar was my favourite I'd say. Much preferred them to the Beatles - you were in one camp or or the other then! Watched a Ray Davies thing last night -  loved early Kinks stuff. You Really Got me and All Day and All of the Night. Superb.

Packet seeds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:06

I don't grow  a lot from seed but I can vouch for sweet peas, lettuce and basil lasting well, and I've had free packets of seed which have been past their sell by and have germinated well -  sunflowers and nigella were two that my daughter sowed. I make sure they're closed up tightly after opening and stored in a cool place out of sunlight as KEF stated.


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:01

Oh doc - 

Dove - when you strike oil - just remember I'm your favourite on here....

Got some sweet peas in the post yesterday. 2 whites and 2 creams to go with the dark ones I got locally. Good service - English Sweet Peas. Smaller packets -12 seeds - but similar value to the normal sized packs, and free delivery over a fiver. Looking forward to getting them in 

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:27

Pinching out encourages bushiness by producing more stems/shoots which in turn carry more buds/flowers. Leaving them just means (generally speaking) they'll grow up rather than out and will just have slightly fewer flowers. As Verd says, make sure the plants are healthy though.

I don't grow many annuals other than sweet peas but I pinch them out to give more flower power! 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:17

Morning all. Cloudy here but dry for now so will try and get the last bits of hedge put in along the front path. Did some yesterday afternoon once it cleared up. Grass needs cutting but it's still very soggy so will leave it for a while. Picked a few daffs for the house. They're still popping up in the bit I lifted last spring so I didn't get them all! 

Off for a look round the forum. Have a good day all 

Iris Reticulata. Gordon Fletcher

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:43

Sounds good Bilje. The little Irises which are in flower  just now (Reticulata)are bulbs and these are the ones which tend to disappear eventually. The tall, rhizomatous kind we see in summer, will diminish with age and should be split to regenerate them. The central part gradually becomes less productive and new shoots appear around it. Remove the centre, divide the new sections up and replant them to maintain vigour and a good display. 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:19

Yum Yum Dove 

Just had a baked potato with daughter's leftover meatball sauce though....


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:09

Steady on'll need a lie down and a cake 

I've done very little today as well, other than some light h****work and buying some compost. Well, it's Friday 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 17:57

Well no muffins for you Verd. You're off my Christmas card list...

Haven't made them anyway. Went out for a coffee with a friend 

If you take the 'ones' off those temps Stacey, that's about right for here! 

I've put a silly reply on the advertising/spammer...I'm in one of those daft moods again..

Raining now and very windy 

Iris Reticulata. Gordon Fletcher

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 13:43

The 'sun baking' is for the larger summer flowering types Bilje. They're rhizomes as opposed to bulbs, and are planted on the surface of the ground rather than being buried like a bulb is. 

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