Latest posts by Fairygirl

Advice on plants underneath roses

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:58

I said the plants would have to have the same needs as the roses, but perhaps a better word would be 'tolerate'. 

Hogweed - re your rose bed - that's what Christopher Lloyd famously did - much to the horror of the purists - and look what he created  

I think it can be difficult to marry them up with other planting successfully, especially if they've been grown in a 'traditional' way, ie - in a bed of their own to start with. Sometimes, having a completely fresh start is really good fun.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:52

Sheer luck Wonks. I went into the bedroom to get the laundry basket and saw them swoop in. I got the camera, took a pic, and as I was about to get another, off they went  

I'm crossing fingers for the skies and will possibly wash the car first before tackling any garden stuff.

Advice on plants underneath roses

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:48

I'm not a rose grower either, but I think you have to consider carefully the needs of roses  (which are quite substantial?) and therefore anything you also plant under them. They'll have to have the same requirements as the roses. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:45
Dovefromabove says:

It'll have to be knitting on the sofa in front of the athletics while slow roast belly of pork, baked apples and tatties chunter in the oven for supper. 

See original post

 It's a tough job Dove.....

I've hung the washing out - but there's dark clouds looming....what's that about?

I had a pair of goldfinches visiting earlier so I might be off to buy a niger feeder to entice them in! One had a look in at the feeder in the cage but didn't venture in. They were there for seconds only, but I got a pic - sheer luck 

Greenhouses - how big is too big?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:12

I'm with Verdun - your garden's about the same size as my back garden. I could accomodate a big greenhouse - but then what? 

No point in having a huge greenhouse and raising all sorts of plants if you can't put them anywhere! 

It's a balance - you usually need other uses from a garden.

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:05

I'm not getting into some sort of  debate here,  I merely asked the question....

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 09:47

Walked into the bedroom a few minutes ago, just in time to see these visitors and catch a pic before they vanished....

Think I'll definitely go and get a niger seed feeder now  

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 09:31

I did see it aym. Lots of pots. My query was still valid. I dug up concrete against the wall of a previous house so that I could plant directly. Far better than containers for climbers   

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 09:26

Take a bit of time with your research into a suitable climber. If the site's exposed, that can make a difference with your choice too.  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 09:24

I know Wonks - no rain - hard to believe isn't it? Not even the mizzly  drizzly stuff we had yesterday  

How are your pergola plans coming on?

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