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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Help ID my plant please???

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:45

I'd agree with nut- Elder. The leaf at the bottom left of pic gives the best clue 

White limestone discolour?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:37

It's probably due to the aspect. Shade and damp causes more moss and algae etc to form on paving or hard surfaces so, although gravel is a better option as it's less slippy, paving can be blasted with a power washer to get the stuff off. If the neighbour laid theirs on soggy ground that would have made it worse anyway. Could you compromise and use a different colour of gravel if you prefer that to paving? Or mix a bit of both perhaps. 


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 08:17

I think it can look right round the edge of a big pot with something like white lilies. Either that or a very strong colour - red -your pelargoniums - hot pink or a limey, acidic green. Dove's idea is great too - a geometric design using it in blocks for a subtle look like a chess board.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 08:08

 I've pruned a few different ones which outgrew spaces but I found little and often was usually better than a severe haircut - some of them didn't like hard pruning, but that also may be down to weather here. They took a while to recover -  and sometimes didn't.... 


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:55

Morning Clari 

The birds are enjoying the mealworms I've been putting out, but I do the same as you - under a basket so the magpies don't hoover up the whole lot. The little birds are all quite used to using it. 

Would like more tea KEF but won't have time to drink it before I go....well maybe if I hurry...not sure I can hurry to do anything today though  

Where are YOU?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:46

I'm about ten miles south of Glasgow - been in this house about a year having moved many times in the last few years. 


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:39

Morning all. Cloudy here but not much rain forecast so glad I haven't done my weed n feed yet Dove!

Got some more trellis painted yesterday afternoon and evening, in between assisting daughter in making the roast dinner. She did well though. 

Off for a look round as I wasn't on last night. Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 14:10


I'm off outside to sort out some edging and then go for supplies.

Will catch up with you all later 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:57

Mike - you've not been here long, but I think I can safely say that the majority of people who post regularly enjoy your comments and - more importantly perhaps - your company. 

As Verdun said to me once - it's not just a gardening forum. 

You keep on doing what you do. If anyone doesn't want to read it - that's their choice. I'm quite sure lots of people don't read the rubbish I often write! Of course, they don't know what they're missing - my jokes are always superior to Verdun's...


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:42

I could do my legs with those blackest...

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