Latest posts by Fairygirl

Need a Quick Growing Screening hedge

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 06:44

Any chance of a photo digit? That helps for ideas.

As pansyface suggests - planting soemthing smaller but closer to your house is the best solution if that's possible. It can make a garden more interesting when it's divided up anyway, so that may be the best way forward.

A huge hedge can be imposing and draw attention to the very area you want distracted from. If you had another focus elsewhere, that often works better. A specimen tree on the other side, feature bed  with a statue,  a small pond etc. etc

Those two ideas combined might do the trick. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 06:38

Morning all - when you arrive and afties Pat if you arrive too 

I wish daughter could get a later shift on a Sunday...it's the only drawback of walking on Saturdays. I have to be up to take her on Sundays and I'm getting too old for getting up at the back of six two days in a row 

I take it Wales lost...we did some rosettes for a chap in Wales the other day - a suppporter's club I guess. He left it a bit late - more than a bit actually -  but we managed to get some art work done of a dragon and got 100 off to him. Pity they didn't help!

Is it Scotland's turn today? Should really get a Saltire to fly in the garden -support our lads and all that  

No idea what the weather looks like just now but I think it's to be pretty dull and wet. 

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:45

I keep thinking I should do some doc, but I don't - for the same reason the OP has found.

I've nowhere to put them once they get going. I don't usually do anything before March. Too cold to plant out by the time they need it. 

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:20

We've all done something similar Sandy, so don't be too disheartened. 

I still think they should make it very clear on seed packets about what happens after the da*n things germinate and grow a bit! 

Wilting in Greenhouse

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:17

I don't see that much wrong with them either. Unless there's a bit of rot somewhere, as Pete suggests, they look pretty good. New growth is there. It's still early days for small seedlings, and they might lose a leaf or two along the way. You might lose a couple here and there too, but on the whole they look ok. 

Are they getting sun during the day at all? Even at this time of year, direct sun can be hot and could cause small plants to flag a bit. Keeping the soil just damp rather than too moist will help. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:08

Mind you - I'm about to stick a pizza in the oven to share with youngest. She's just a slip of a thing - could probably eat three tartiflettes and not look any different...

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 18:58

I read about that dress yesterday. Glad it's been resolved - sort of. The company I bought my dress from went out of business and someone phoned me at work one day to say I had to collect it that morning. I couldn't go so I had to send the future hubby! I don't think he looked ...

Glad you're tucked up LP. Hope you're feeling more like yourself now - sounds like it  

I had plenty of good snow today, so it can do what it likes here! The sky was very dark when I got home, and the wind was getting up, but it's just wet and around 2 degrees. I have my feet up, but I should get something to eat before I go and collect daughter from work at the back of nine 

Enjoy your new car BL. I'm sure your mum would be only too happy to see you in a nice new one  

Never had tartiflette. I didn't get a figure like this eating tartiflette you know....

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 16:48

I agree nut - it should be made much clearer so that this doesn't happen. If you don't have anywhere to put them once they're at the potting on stage, you're b***ered. 

Or is it a ploy to get people to buy another packet of seed? 

I think  a lot of people also make do the mistake of sowing the whole packet. 

If you're stuck Sandy - there will probably be plenty of folk on the forum with some  spare seed if you need them. We have a seed swap thread somewhere too  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 16:43

Afties all - home from the hill - albeit a different one as the weather was looking a bit dodgy down Glen Etive - in fact, it was looking dodgy all round so I went and did a hill I did last spring - across from The Bookil, as it was looking a bit clearer there. I might be a loony Hosta, but I'm a sensible one 

Is this enough snow for ya? 

It was gey windy so there was a fair bit of wind chill up top,  and as you can see, there was a 'wee dicht of snow' - as we say here.

Will sort photos later. Got some good ones although it was tricky keeping the camera still. 

How is your Dad doing chicky? Hope he enjoys the celebrations 

Moon was gorgeous this morning en route Joyce, but I couldn't stop to get a photo.  Glad you're a bit chirpier. I was snug and asleep at 2am though 

Slate chipping as a cheap patio

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 07:12

I wouldn't put gravel of any kind - and I'm including slate - on top of concrete or any paving. They'll move.

Gravel needs to be on a more forgiving base. Either directly onto soil, if it's firm enough, or over a membrane of some kind to stop it all disappearing 

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