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Latest posts by Fairygirl

I.D. please

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:52

Candytuft KEF. Iberis is it's posh name

Best plants for covering artificial pond edges?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 07:46

Caltha is ideal - it'll spread around too Justin. You could plant them directly into the soil right at the edges of the pond or in  baskets specifically designed for pond plants and put them in the shallow margin of the pond edge. The baskets are like plastic mesh rather than solid. You'll  get them at GCs and DIY stores. Have you got a little shelf at the edge for marginal plants - the ones which don't like deep water? Most of the sedges will be happy at the edges too (Carex) There are lots of varieties readily available, from bronze colours to variegated. Many are evergreen.

As nut says, it's best to get some rock/stone/paving  or turf to cover edges all year round. Much more pleasing if you don't see the plastic  


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 07:37

Frosty today -3 when I fed the birds 15 minutes ago but it won't be long till the sun lifts that. Front grass is all white and sparkly 

Not on last night - watching The Great Escape with daughter.

Steve McQueen - the King of Cool 

Off for a quick look round before I hang out washing and go to work


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:51

There'll be no stopping you now Tracey. Just remember - don't put anything tender in it tonight...

New saw purchased. Soup made. Time for some dinner now and a catch up 

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:06

philippa - yes lilies are traditionally used for funerals. It's why some people don't like them as gifts.

Sitting on stone walls gives you piles... not strictly gardening but a favourite of my Mum's!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:01

MrsG - 

I've just come in because of it. We had a lot on Friday too. 

Jack- now the truth's out - you have the 'odd glass  of wine' .....Is that where you go to escape the stress of married life? 

My ex slept in the children's Wendy house when he came back late one night - he thought I'd locked the back door. I hadn't....

He was lucky it was the summer! 

keep seeing this ground cover plant, can anyone please identify it

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:55

nut - at least yours are planted....

white pasqueflower:



Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:51

Well I'm in for a cuppa - hail, sleet and snow have put paid to any more painting!

Glad I cut the grass 

Think I'll go and get a new saw - forgot I had a fillet of timber to put in right down at the gate and I can't put the first bit of trellis up till that's in. Might as well try cutting it with scissors for all the good the saw's doing. I think that's the third one I've gone through since I moved here! 

Absolute novice...

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:59

Mike - are you including yourself in the 'young gorgeous ones' my love? I certainly am - look at my avatar - I can honestly say it looks exactly like me....

Andy - don't worry - we all lack patience!  

Making a little plan is a good idea - doesn't have to be 100% accurate. Measure up as best you can and then mark out which areas will have what function according to the amount of sun or shade - eating/sitting area, play area and so on. Look at lots of pix and then you can rule out things you don't like and gradually narrow it down to the style you like best. Everything will depend on your budget and the amount of time you can spend as well.

Just remember - it's your garden and has to suit your needs. 

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