Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:57

I've just caught up with this one...wish I hadn't bothered now.....

I find it strange that people post on a gardening forum to heavily promote killing beneficial creatures in such a comprehensive way. Isn't there a chemical forum of some kind for that?

I like my grass to look decent but if I wanted a sterile space at the front or back of my house, I think I'd just put a carpet down.

A green one obviously.....

Happy to give lessons on the broom  

Perhaps the 'keen on green' brigade would care for one and they can fly off into the sunset with their sprays  

Tiny seedlings identities

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:06

They can all look quite similar at that early stage wakeshine, but you might want to wait till things are a bit bigger and then take out what you don't want. The  big one at the top looked foxglove-y to me, but it may be my eyesight... 

I think primulas seed about very easily. I had a nice little group of polyanthus at the front gate earlier in the year. They came from a polyanthus I bought for pennies when I moved in here a few years ago. I'll wait till they flower to see what colour they are and then plant them in a suitable spot. Handy ground cover    

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:42

Makes it speedier Dove - no one will know.....I'll say nuffink...

Planting Spring Bulbs

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:41

I just a multi purpose one mac. I sometimes mix a bit of grit in as well. They get a liquid feed when the foliage is dying back, just to help them, though I don't think it's absolutely vital. If they're in the same pot for a second year, I replace a bit of the compost early in the year too. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:38

It took me ages to footer about with the pic Papi Jo   

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:26

My childhood bear lives upstairs with my youngest Liri.

She's called Alice (the bear not the fairylet) and is pink. She's very worn and  threadbare as oldest fairylet loved her too. She'll always be in our lives 

Dove - it's only a few hundred miles....and quicker once he's on the motorway 'cos there's the slipstream behind the lorries  

Tiny seedlings identities

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:17

There's a few foxgloves in there too wakeshine. Could be primulas - they do look like that when tiny. 

A little clump of bittercress - top left corner of pic. Small green rounded leaves and reddish stems. Pull that out before it flowers and seeds  

There's also something half way down the right hand side of the 1st pic which has emptied a load of seeds by the look of it! 

Clematis Pruning - When should I do it?

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:11

Sorry Tfarmer - I went out to get on since it was dry!

You can pretty much take off as much as you want with a mature montana. I used to prune quite often at this time of year - mainly just for keeping it where I wanted it. The more you take off now, the fewer flowers you'll get next spring as they flower on the mature  growth that's already there. It won't do any harm 

If you feel it's unsuitable for the position it's in, you can hack it back next year and move it, or train it in another direction.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:59

Rain came on just as I was leaving to collect daughter from work - managed to get the washing in...

Supposed to be a half decent day tomorrow Joyce. Can't make my mind up whether to walk or try and get on with the outside stuff here. It's a right pain....so much to do and not enough dry days...

Can he come up here afterwards Dove, pretty please  

Normal for Norfolk???

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:53

Yeh but those extra fingers and toes come in handy Wonks.....

I'll get me coat...

need to - raining again....

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