Latest posts by Fairygirl

creating a soil bed for bushes

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 07:47

Good joke Jujju 

I agree with Dove - some manure will benefit, and loosening up the bottom or it can be like putting soil over concrete. Some grit will also help if you have high rainfall. It will allow you to plant things which prefer sharper drainage.

Ladybird - I've never heard of avoiding B, F&B for acid lovers - is there a specific reason for that?  I've always add some B,F&B when I put plants in, regardless of type.  

Hosta alternative

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 07:39

I'll echo what the others have said - lots of them are very happy in sun as long as their feet are happy in some damp soil.

If you can ensure they have enough moisture, you can have your hostas - no problem,  Emma  


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 07:36

Did you sleep any better Hosta?


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 07:09

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope you're cosy  

Glad you're a bit more chipper Dove  

You'd think I would sleep like a log after my walk, but it doesn't seem to work like that. I have a 'touch  of the Hostas'   Tonight should be better. I've given up and just got up for a cuppa and a nosey on here instead.

Edd - I think it's a smack in the mouth you'll be getting for Father's Day if you don't watch out! 

All this talk of sneezing and s**t is making me   

Hope DD is ok today. 

I will attempt to catch up a bit with everything here while having my cup of  tea.


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 22:58

Evening all - very late for me to be on here! Got home at ten - long, tiring day on two tough hills, but very good. 

Sorry T'bird - but the sun was splitting the trees up there, no wind either....

Met a lovely chap who was doing a checkpoint on the ridge for a girl who was trying to set a women's record for a long distance run. It's called the Ramsay Round - 24 Munros in 24 hours!    Talked to him for quite a while and then the girl appeared, already half an hour ahead of schedule. Unbelievable.  I felt I needed a lie down just thinking about it! 

I will catch up with you all tomorrow. I'm off to put my feet up now  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 22:43

So sorry DD. Like some of the others, I'm not totally surprised, but making the decision is the first step, and you WILL get there. If I can do it , anyone can. Controlling behaviour is impossible to live with.

I hope you can continue to be a part of the forum - I know how brilliant these wonderful people here are. 

Loads of support for you here, and hope Charlie is ok. Love to you both xx


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 06:35

Did you mean 'Begonias' Copperdog? The thread has been about Bergenias so not the same plant. 

Hazels' advice is good, that's what I do with them - I'm afraid I don't know anything about begonias though! 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 06:31

What a difference in just a couple of months BL! Looking very established and pretty already.

Hope you can keep the bindweed at bay though 


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 06:27

Morning Joyce, and all those to come/afties Pat. Hope you're cosier today 

Off soon - not too sore, thanks Joyce!  

Hope you're a bit brighter today Wonks, and can enjoy some garden pix and some 'me' time 

I think your mum might feel slightly better too once those antibos kick in.

I'll have a quick look round before I head off

Have a great day everyone, whatever you're up to 

Wood Bed Frames For Sale UK

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 06:23

even though I need one - reported  

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