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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Viola help

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 07:39

Not quite sure what you're asking Nick. Do you mean - is it still worthwhile potting them up? It won't do any harm, they'll still establish and grow on in the pots 


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:53

Modesty's your middle name Verd 

Robin Bathing

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:26

Thank you Lesley 

The day after I mortared the stones along the front edge, a magpie walked right along them as if he'd been watching me and was 'road testing' them. None fell in, so - job done!  


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:23

Verd - good to see you cracking your splendid jokes....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:17

I usually feed mine with tomato food but I used some slow release stuff this year for the white ones I have in pots and I don't think that's been so good. I gave them a  liquid feed two weeks ago and they've improved enormously. Will stick to that from now on. If it ain't broke...

Thannk you David. That sweet pea is Cathy. I wasn't going to use it again as it's a bit muddy coloured close up, but the scent is tremendous and they're very vigorous so, on balance, they're worth having. The clematis is a tiny one I inherited and was very uninspiring last year.  I stuck it out there, where it's a completely different colour - lovely reddish purple - so now I might move it back in... 

David - that could be the title of your autobiography - Cat in the Colchicums 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:03

Robin Bathing

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 20:43

I've got another one now Fishy ..

Planting to follow, along with some 'finishing' gravel and a bit of adding and re-arranging of the stones and rocks next to the old tree stump on the right hand side. A fair bit of faffing, in other words!

 hedgehog's not real....he'll get a special spot as we've had him for years...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 20:29

These are my stars just now - sweet peas and verbena bonariensis

 though ironically, the sweet peas aren't in the garden. They're on the outside of the fence - in the bit where I park the car..

 and they're the best sweet peas I've got this year...they're  seeds gathered from last year's plants ! 


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 20:21

No need for that language fidget...

Clearing a garden

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 20:18

You could always pave over it Mr T....

Seriously, I think you need to grin and bear it for now, and you can start a lawn maintenance programme next spring. It's too soon to be applying anything chemical, but you can hand weed where possible, just to stop them getting the upper hand before next spring -  when they'll take off and be like triffids as soon as you turn your back....

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