Latest posts by Fairygirl

Rooting hormone powder

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:01

I wouldn't bother using it if it's that age.

As Verd says, many things don't need it . I've never done a comparison to see if it's beneficial, but I do think it's like a lot of things - people use too much, assuming that will be better than only using a little. I never remember to buy it anyway!  

Help - what can I plant against a north facing wall

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:57

I love the climbing hydrangea, but the OP wants something that won't get too big. Unfortunately, it doesn't look good when kept restricted. 

I'd go for the Cotoneaster or Pyracantha. Great framework for a seasonal clematis, as Tetley says.

Methinks a good pair of shears will be required though, whatever the choice....

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:51

Grandiflora is lovely Verd. The problem with Montanas is that they often have flowers later on in the year too, so it can put people off pruning in early summer which is really the best time. If it's really out of hand, you just have to bite the bullet and get it chopped, and accept that you may not have the flowers in spring. It does depend on climate though - I would definitely get none if I pruned now!


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:48

Morning all - slightly better here for now regarding the high winds and rain - for now thankfully. Not sure the ferries will be running for Liri though. The sea will be rough....  

The travels haven't altered Edd's sense of humour I see 

I've had worse presents than pans though. I don't mind those sorts of things - I'm practical, don't really care for fripperies anyway! In fact, since C*******s is coming, there's a waterproof cover for my rucksack I could do with...

There must be a lot of flies in those Pat  

Off for a quick look to catch up before I go to work 


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 20:49

Yo Edd - whazzzuup!! 

Gardeners World Calendar 2016

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:15

It comes with the December issue 

Bird feeders

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 18:46

No - I know the stuff you mean ggranny. It's like a thick grease -  I think I have some in the shed - but I'm sure it's a mastic type of product. It's definitely not the paint. 

Not that I'm venturing out there any time soon since it's blowing a hooley! 

How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 18:12

Just saw that Dove - how weird!  


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:56

Think the weather's to be slightly better tomorrow Liri - not that it would be hard! Look at the Met Office weather online - it's about the most accurate normally. You might feel a bit  on the way over 

Why are your fingers softening on the hob Dove?

Have you been at that wine again? 

Bird feeders

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:38

There's a type of mastic that doesn't harden so perhaps that might be more successful than a standard grease. It's a roofing product (I think ) and it's thick and gloopy. I'll try and remember what it's called, but I think you can get it in DIY stores quite easily. 

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