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Latest posts by Fairygirl

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:56

You'll probably be right nut 

I managed to kill Russian vine finest horticultural moment 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:54

£17! Gulp....

It's like the sempervivums - they charge a fortune for them in GCs and they're so easy. 

Been out  constructing a bit and painting. Very busy day at work but daughter's got her tomatoey/garlicky meatball sauce on for dinner so that makes up for it 

Off for a look round 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:50

Looks like Russian vine to me Pip but I can't see close up so might not.


Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:42


I've done it at all times of the year - even when you're not meant to  - otherwise I wouldn't have said to do it!

This forum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:40

Bal - don't worry about the topic you post under. I don't think anyone takes much notice of that - we just look at the query! 

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:37

Very easy Daisy. Chop 'em up and stick 'em in!

I've just moved one and it's growing away quite happily. If small bits break off you can put them in a pot and they'll root very quickly. Bigger pieces will be happy being planted right away - assuming they're going into a suitable site. They're very forgiving 

weeds in beds

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:34

If they're just annual weeds Mozza, you can gently push a hoe or similar in there to chop through them. Once you've done that, you could put a thick mulch over the bare ground - perhaps gravel would be the best option - and that will help suppress them for a little longer! If you plant a bit of evergreen or semi evrgreen groundcover that will also help save time, or you could use a couple of more robust shrubs in the bed which will withstand a bit of extra wet weather. Digging some gravel and farmyard manure into the bed will also help it cope with the waterlogging and allow you to grow a bit more in the bed.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:27

Morning Daisy, Dove and Clari 

Clari - re your sickie co worker. Isn't it infuriating when people are so thoughtless? Hope you can find something more fulfilling. Take your fury out on it all with your paintbrush!

Daisy I'd thin k you could make a fortune with your Verb. bonariensis. last time I was in a GC they were charging about £8 for a 2l pot 

Dove you're spending too much time listening to wildlife and gazing into ponds...

I'm just jealous! 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 06:52

Morning MrsG and all to  follow.

Dampish here and work for me 

I squashed about 8/9 huge snails last night Ggirl. Best way to get rid of them although I do sometimes chuck them into the road to give them a fighting chance  

Soil types

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 06:49

This is a popular misconception about rhodies and pieris etc. They don't need acid soil - they just don't like alkaline. My soil is neutral - all the gardens I've had were neutral and all these plants grow like mad in them. Add some ericaceous soil when you plant if you're worried but all these plants will benefit from being in the ground rather than pots 

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