Latest posts by Fairygirl

growing latrius spicata

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:50

Lovely W'song. I had Kobold in the garden round the corner and I'd like the white one for here. With the rubbish weather this weekend I might be tempted to go to the nursery 

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:35

They seem to be a bit tricky Scarlet, they seem to turn up their toes out of the blue according to many reports on the forum.  

Has it been getting too dry? They need water but they also need good drainage. The wall might be preventing them getting enough water uptake, especially if you don't get a lot of rainfall.

What else is around it? 

growing latrius spicata

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:30

Yes - you can Buccs, although I'm not sure it's really a good pot specimen. Great for insects 

Looks best among other perennials, grasses and shrubs. It's an excellent vertical accent for more rounded planting  


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:13

Happy Birthday Fruitcake  

Are you having fruit cake ?....


Growing lettuce in pots

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:06

I always grow my lettuce in pots GD. It's easier to control the slugs that way although it can still be a battle. Off the ground and plenty of grit etc works best for me.  I sow in succession so that there's always a few back ups. They grow well with a bit of shade.

I'd have thought they'd get a bit hot and limp in your greenhouse but it's always worth a try. Perhaps you can have them outside during the day - up off the ground  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:56

Lovely spring show Hefty. You must be delighted with how it all looks. 

Your magnolia's gorgeous DD. I've always wanted one but never quite got round to planting one in any garden I've had. 

Moles BL   Hope you don't get too much damage in borders

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:52

Katie I believe Verd. Batten your hatches. Have you got any hatches to batten? 

I see there's some nice wooden furniture on sale though - we could make a bonfire 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:36

Can you get me some lawn feed too Dove? Couldn't get near the GC last Sunday - it was mobbed 

Morning by the way and afties Pat.  Glad you're feeling good 

Ferdiddling down here - at least the cold, whining wind has died down though. I shall get a cuppa and see what's what on here 

reseeding a lawn

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:55

I sowed a new lawn last summer and because of the time of year, it grew pretty quickly. I probably cut it when it was about 2 or 3 inches, only taking a little off the height. If you're sowing next week it'll probably take a few weeks to germinate and then another few weeks to get a reasonable amount of growth, which takes us into early/mid May. I think it would be fine to be cutting it then  

The important thing is to  cut regularly, only taking a little off,  and that will help keep it in good shape. You can always reseed any little bits that haven't taken 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:40

I used it a few days ago Dove - for the same reason. Some people just don't get the message  


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