Latest posts by Fairygirl

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:45

They're pretty tough BP - so hopefully there's no issue with it.  

If you've already had a good display of berries from it, they might just be dropping off because of the conditions. A feed in spring will probably help for next year, and plenty of water and a mulch if it's in a dry spot. Some tlc in other words  

Lots of plants also show the effects of early dry weather later on in the year. 

Splitting / dividing Iris

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:39

I've done it at this time of year Verd, but you do often sacrifice flowers the following year. It just depends on conditions I think. If the plant's really congested, it's possibly doing it a favour to get it out.  If it was mine, I'd probably repot it and then split it next year. 

I know if I visit the nursery this week, they'll have loads which will have just been split and potted up. That's why it's best to buy one after flowering  

As Verdun says, sun on the rhizomes - as much as you can provide.

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:33

Have a look at the soil and see. If it's got loads more berries on it, it may just be discarding the excess. 

Not sure what else to suggest. I'm assuming the tree is healthy otherwise? 

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:24

Might just be too dry BP. What's growing round it or nearby? 

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:22

Following your lead now, nut. Leopards and all that.  Life's too short...   

My Dad once had a similar issue to you  Lou. He was very embarrassed about almost letting someone persuade him into signing up for something he didn't want or need, as he was no fool. It's dreadful that Everest didn't sort that out properly. These people are selling their product - that makes them responsible for what they do, whether they like it or not. 

I hope you just got a good local joiner to buy the windows and fit them instead. I'd never do it any other way now. Fraction of the cost too  

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:09

That would be lovely Lesley  

Great display of Dahlias BL  

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:04

Well, I could call you a  liar - but I won't....  

Things I don't get

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:03

Fly tipping in general Lsilly- a vile blight on our countryside.

L'bird - my then husband and I were in the Lakes for an anniversary at the time of the foot and mouth aftermath. The worst thing for me was the silence. Truly horrible  

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:59

Mr Riley - you've been openly offensive to me and many others on this forum in the past. That's entirely up to you to do so of course - if that's your thing.

I 'got involved' because I have every right to do that, and I merely corrected you on your 'guess' about someone I know. If you find my comment sarcastic, that's up to you. 

Have a smiley on me  Have three     


large chaenomeles to move

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:33

I'd say this is the ideal time Lou - dormant  

I was hoping you had a typo and it was a loaf store  

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