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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Box substitute

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 06:52

There's quite a few smaller versions available of lonicera, noodle. I think you've made a good decision going for the euonymous/lonicera instead of box. Much more forgiving and pest free!

I love formal too - would love a parterre 


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 06:37

Morning campers. Damp here so there'll be hundreds of those 'little darlings' out there no doubt...

Too tired last night to be on here so off to see what you've been up to.

Any thoughts what type of plant this is?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 17:53

I have some cuttings from last year if you want one SweetPea. I promised a white one to GardenGirl but I have a couple of deep purple ones as well - 'Black Knight'  which should be well enough rooted now. They won't make very big plants this year - next year they will be about the size of Panda's.

most GCs and DIY stores sell buddleias though - you'll probably get them in the summer.

ID help please

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:43

There are hundreds of varieties - one of those is actually a Heucherella - a cross with Tiarella so there's even more types! They're useful for ground cover - the bees like the flowers. Easy to split up or grow from seedlings - they do seed around.

ID help please

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:32

Does  the foliage look a bit like this ighten? Might be a different colour - plummy for instance. If so, the ladies are correct!



Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:43

Yes Verd - I stir fried him with some veg. The girls thought the 'chicken' was a bit chewy....

Right I'm off to work - see you lot later.   # 'Keep the faith' lily...

Have a good day all 

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:40

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:37

Keep me one next time....right? 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:35

Great stuff Mike 

Glad to see you're on the mend - and back to your usual jokey self 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:32

I found a giant slug trying to hide behind a daffodil stem next to a clematis which he'd been feasting on....not any more....

I gave up on lupins many years ago - if it wasn't slugs it was greenfly. The garden at the time was pretty barren - I could probably have tried them again some years on when I had lots more predators coming in but by then I'd gone off them!

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