Latest posts by Fairygirl

Progress update

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:54


I need to go to Specsavers then........

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:50

Really impressive  

We can enjoy all these Wisterias vicariously Joyce - and no effort involved whatsoever...  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:40

Lovely AWB. If you have the room to do it of course!  

Is all of that (below the trees) nettles? 

Special Offer Tomato Plants

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:37

There are endless complaints about that company Susie. By now, tomatoes should be a decent size and ready to flower.  

You might still be lucky to pick up a few at the GC or even the well known diy store. They'll catch up well enough to give you some toms this year.

Better to grow from seed yourself - it's not difficult and saves you the problem you've just experienced. You'd have needed those by early April at the size they send out. Make sure you get your money refunded. 

Last edited: 22 May 2016 11:37:42

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:31

A squirt from the hose or a bottle is the easiest way Bob, or the hand method as you've discovered! No danger to any other beneficial insect too.

The best solution of all is to get birds in to eat them. Hanging small feeders near susceptible plants gets them used to  particular areas. Blue tits especially will hoover them up. 

New Garden

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:25

There might still be perennials to come through in the empty areas Becki. If you can take photos of each border or planted area throughout the year, that will also help, as you can identify what's there and what gaps you have. We always think we'll remember but we never do! Make a not of what you like or don't like too. If you don't like a plant, there's no reason why you should hang on to it. Better to have something you do like. 

You have quite a few areas with bulbs dying back too - perfectly normal at this time of year. Those are the areas that can look empty later on if there's nothing coming along to hide them. They're also the areas that we think we can dig into and plant something - only to spear some nice daffs or tulips in the process! 

New Garden

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:08

Some of the plants look a bit congested - ie growing very tightly together. You might have to do a bit of lifting and moving  of shrubs at some point! Easier when you know what's a weed and what's a plant for keeping though  

Two plants from one seed?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:05

I currently have a tomato doing this. I really need to take one away....

Growing basil

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:01

No need to thank me Michael - hope you have more success sowing  next time. Third time lucky 

What shall I grow in this pot?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:00

I think I'd agree with Redwing - change it seasonally, and you can do that easily by planting up a plastic pot to put inside it and just remove that when you want a change.

Bulbs in spring, annuals in summer etc. An evergreen for over winter is also a good idea. Most things will be happy with the amount of light and aspect you have there. An evergreen tumbling sedge or a Hebe would do the evergreen 'winter' season. 

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