Latest posts by Fairygirl

Confused primrose

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 08:08

Mine flowered on and off all  last year. They do that here quite often as we don't have such warm weather. Just  enjoy them LG! 

Extremely sickly looking bamboo

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 22:12

Hi Tim - a couple of questions. How big is the container it's in? Have you had a look at the root system?

If it's been in the pot for over a year, and the pot isn't sizeable, then there's a good chance that the pot is full of roots and not much else, which means there isn't much to sustain it. Watering and feeding won't really help if that's the case. Any plant in a container for a long time needs a reasonable amount of soil to thrive. 

Ironically, although many bamboos have a reputation for being invasive in the ground, they often don't do well in pots long term. 


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 14:13

Hi Archie, sorry to hear about Mrs Archie. Hope things will improve for her now. The garden will still be there - even if it's a bit more jungly than you intended... 

I may have to visit Ikea at some point too...would really rather rip my liver out with a rusty hook, but it's that or keep fixing a throw to the window with gaffer tape as a curtain! 

Not sure I can cope  with the tennis! Rog and Raonic is shaping up to be a cracker - as expected. 

Hosta - nut had a load of bamboo going in the shredder - she could have set you some 

Have to agree about Hampton Court. I had it on in the background. Find these shows increasingly... uninteresting. Perhaps it's just me... 

Forkers Helmingham Hall garden visit

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:08

I thought the hedge looked a bit rough  too LP. Couldn't decide if it was 'blighty' or just clipped a bit 'tighty'....


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:06

doc - we do understand. I think I can safely say we'll all be thinking of you here and wishing there was something more constructive we could do. I hope you get that appointment, and, more importantly, that it does some good.

Love to you both xxx

Tomatoe plant broke

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:04

Yes - cut it off - you'll probably still get other side shoots which you can utilise . I've done it before when I've needed to keep plants smaller  

Cheap alternatives for plant supports

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:57

In these 'cheapo' shops - Home Bargains, B&M etc, have hooped canes. Don't know how much they are or how suitable they would be, but might be worth a look if you have one nearby. 


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:54

Morning all/afties Pat 

More doom and gloom in America...

DD- I just posted on the other thread re the postcards. I've missed this somehow so will get some if it's any use to you. Just let me know  what to do when you get a chance.  Good to hear from you - you sound bright and optimistic. Long may that continue 

Enjoy your time off Clari - make good use of it. No sneaky work 'stuff'  

Chucking it down all night here - could here it bouncing off the windows etc. Supposed to clear later ...but that's when the tennis is on....what IS a girl to do.... 

I'll have a look round before I head off. The weeks are just flying by. No sooner Monday than it's Friday again!

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:48

DD - I've somehow managed to miss this  

If you get a chance, let me know what to do and I'll send some 

Dianthus caryophyllus - 'Coquettte'

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 21:25

Here's two different pots Lou.

This one has filled in completely. Just been deadheaded so lots of new buds to come


This one still has a bit of a hole, but it was twice that size at least 

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