London (change)


Latest posts by Fairygirl

Bargain time of year!

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:13

The nursery I go to has many hydrangea varieties no dearer than £6 or £7 BM. In 2 litre pots so possibly slightly smaller than your purchase - but in a year they'll be twice the size. I find the prices in GCs quite horrific - or is that just me? 

10% off in September so I may have to have a visit - not been for ages. I've been very restrained 

Best recent bargain was my new lawn - a bit of grafting and  £7 for the seed 

Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 09:06

Bumping up for you Frannerz. 

Sorry - can't help with the issue - don't grow Dahlias-  but someone will know.  


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 08:52

Morning all. Wish I'd had your night's sleep Dove 

I'm with you on the camping thing lily - ensuite facilities needed. Spent too many nights in horseboxes at shows when I was younger. 3 or 4 nights in a hotel versus a week or two in a tent or's a no brainer for me!  The father of a work colleague (he's about my age) always says he's not going to stay anywhere that's not at least as good as his own house! Quite right too 

Sun's shining here. Hurray 


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 20:15

Lots and lots of luck and good wishes for Tuesday from all of us fairies here Panda 


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:28

A thought Hosata - lots of lovely bruschetta  

I've had a productive afternoon - cleaned all the inside of the (MOT on Tuesday)  cut the back and side grass, cleaned some pots and potted up some bits and pieces, and generally tidied up. Made chilli for dinner and about to have that  

Then I might put my feet up  


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:10
Hostafan1 wrote (see)


Have I grown too many?



LP - Sometimes it's just the way it is. I know you will appreciate your little one even more.  Love to you all x

Rosemary cuttings

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:32

They were surprisingly easy Verd!  I bought the seed on a whim several years ago and never used it

Now have three little 'potted on' plants which will get potted on again when they're ready. Will probably keep them indoors till next spring. 


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:27

Clematis aren't really the type of plant which responds to pinching out, but pruning will enhance flowering by helping the plant produce more shoots from the base which in turn make more flowering stems. The non pruned types, like montanas, are slightly different. If you haven't pruned them at all, that's the most likely reason for the flowers all being at the top, especially if the emerging stems aren't trained sideways as well as up.

Giving them plenty of nutrition and water especially during dry, hot spells helps them too. They're pretty tough in most gardens - it just comes down to getting to know them and what their likes and dislikes are. Like most plants really! 


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:21

Verd - I think it's pretty bad that now you've dropped Penny. What did she do?...

Does your tent have ensuite facilities Panda? 

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:20

I try and steer a middle ground as far as possible but it's not always easy. I know some 'poor' farmers. I also agree with Verd re migrants while also feeling enormous sympathy for them, and why is Europe bailing out the Greeks again when they'll never repay it?

I moan about stuff like everyone else, but, did anyone watch the programme Nature's Greatest Wonders? Breathtaking, moving  and totally humbling. We don't have to walk fifteen miles across croc infested rivers and sit on the arse edge of the biggest waterfall in the world to catch fish for our families.

After watching it I felt I should be grateful for everything I have. 

I'll go and polish my halo now 

doc - cows and cats - you've lit  the blue touchpaper now! 

Discussions started by Fairygirl

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
Replies: 47    Views: 1832
Last Post: 27/12/2015 at 21:09

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
Replies: 25    Views: 1255
Last Post: 28/10/2015 at 22:37


The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
Replies: 16    Views: 697
Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 22:22

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
Replies: 32    Views: 1580
Last Post: 11/10/2015 at 20:42

The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
Replies: 20    Views: 951
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:10

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 842
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 1260
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 1129
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 1182
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 1496
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 1350
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 1191
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 1196
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34

kitchen spam-don't answer it!

Replies: 3    Views: 1260
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 17:23

spam issues

Replies: 28    Views: 1997
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:53
1 to 15 of 16 threads