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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Tomato truss broken

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:59

Is it your Moneymakers Fishy? Mine are slowly getting paler on their way to ripening. I leave them till they come off the plant quite easily, but they're usually a good tomato red if you know what I mean 

I did the same as you the other day - knocked two toms off a plant 

Some of mine are exceptionally large this year! I think I could make enough tomato sauce for a big batch of Bolognese with about three tomatoes.

If they ever ripen that is... 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:50

What you need is to get your sprinkler rigged up with a motion activator....a good drenching will get rid if them!  

Clearing a garden

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:45

Mr T - once your grass has grown (it will, IT WILL!) - you'd better watch out for those two women that nicked that front lawn recently! 

I suggest a cctv camera....


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:30

Just awaiting dinner so having a little catch up. Been painting timber - I'm thinking of buying shares in Ronseal...

Thanks for that info earlier on the Cimcifugas Verd. They were all bought at roughly the same time, same nursery, same size, planted in same aspect, and had the same care.The two which have good flower spikes are the same variety - one is still in a pot - and the other one has grown well until around July, but just seems to have faltered which was concerning me.  I'm sure it had a flower spike when I bought it - the other two certainly did - but perhaps I'm wrong. Hopefully it's not a problem and it will come on better next year. 

Lesley - mine get hunted if they don't put stuff in the recycling. Youngest has a habit of putting it all in the bin instead of the various doo dahs. At least they don't leave it beside bins though! 

A 'Plant ID' forum topic

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:12

Great that you've found the forum so helpful FC. In the eighteen or so months I've been here, I've had loads of wonderful  advice and help from  other members, and also lots of support. Long may it continue. There are some terrific people here   

Dove's right - there are lots of plans in place for the site, so that will make it even better. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:03

Lovely poppy MrsG, and speaking of which - this  opened today

 so I moved the pot to get another pic

 The first lot sown didn't germinate.   This is the only one which germinated from the second sowing.

There was something rather poignant about only having one....

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:31

That sounds a lovely lunch art. I'm not veggie but I would love that. I always laugh at the people who say they're veggie but they basically live on pizza and chips and don't eat much veg at all! Perhaps that's just the Scottish ones...

Berghill - bet you're glad you followed that advice. Hope you've had a great day.

I'm back living quite near where I work which has advantages but I miss being more rural, so I'd happily have a longer commute if it meant I had more peace and quiet. Can't always get what we want though 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:11

Morning all. Lovely day again here but work for me too. Hope to get outside afterwards though.

I can't help being small Verd- although I've grown a little since my  avatar pic was taken...

My Cimcifugas are about to flower soon too - apart from one which has stopped growing at about eighteen inches and has no flower spike anywhere in sight. It's a different variety from the other two and is in the same conditions, albeit in a different bed, but everything around it is growing very well and it's not short of water or food. Will have to take a look at it  

Have a good day everyone, whatever you're doing. I'm heading out now 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:05

Lyn's right Fishy - there needs to be a bit of drainage for bog garden planting. The gravel in the bottom helps to stop the holes getting clogged up which prevents the soil becoming sour. The holes are necessary or it will become  another pond 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:44

Fishy - you've been working like a demon! No wonder you're thrilled!

Looking forward to seeing it all come together with your plants 

just the right size for the little woofies to have a paddle...and you and the wife as well!  

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