Latest posts by Fairygirl

Tulips in cold weather

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:48

Me too Clari - they don't flower till May here normally, late April if you're lucky,  then they get battered by wind and rain unless they're tucked in somewhere  

Mine are a couple of inches out the soil (in pots only) The common ones are bigger of course. They'll take any old weather and abuse!  

What plant?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:44

Looks like  a rhodo to me too.

raising soil level around hedge

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:39

I think privet performs better in damper ground. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:38

Lovely RB - once I got them up the right way....

My snowdrops are making an appearance now - some still to open - but it was so sunny at lunchtime today, I got a couple of pix 


crocus 'Snow Bunting'


 # whenever I see your smiling face... crocus 'Cream Beauty'




What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:52

Fab Verd  


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:49

Happy Birthday Liri - and many more to come  






Lovely cake pic Lesley

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:45

Blue skies and sun here after a sharp frost over a little snow layer overnight. 

About four or five degrees just now, but it'll be down near 1 or 2 by about 4 pm I should think. Some snow tonight possibly, might miss it though. 

Pity I have to work  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:42
Liriodendron wrote (see)


So - re the bus pass - I think it'll be tomorrow before I use it.  I think I'll start small, and just go to Burnley.  


You know how to live Liri...

Enjoy using it - you've earned it and the pension, after all. Have a smashing birthday too   Go easy on the candles...

Think that snow's very localised Dove. I still have some where the sun hasn't got to it.  

It might make you feel better having a bit of wintery sun doc. Hope things aren't too stressful with the neighbours today.

Failed tulips in containers

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:19

Oh - they like tulips Missy Krissy  

Crocus as well 

I gave up with them when I was in  a rural location 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:16

I can give you these Dove....

                <div class="paging-container clearfix"><div class="paging-info">3,891 to 3,900 of 15,991 </div><div class="paging-links"><div class="paging-active-previous-link"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/389/">Previous page</a></div><div class="paging-numbers"><ul><li class="paging-firstpagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/1/">First</a></li><li class="paging-minustenlink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/371/">-10</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/381/">381</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/382/">382</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/383/">383</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/384/">384</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/385/">385</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/386/">386</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/387/">387</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/388/">388</a></li><li class="paging-pagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/389/">389</a></li><li class="paging-currentpagelink">390</li><li class="paging-plustenlink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/391/">+10</a></li><li class="paging-lastpagelink"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/1600/">Last</a></li></ul></div><div class="paging-active-next-link"><a href="/members/fairygirl/chat/page/391/">Next page</a></div>
        <div style="float:left;width:300px">
            <h2>Discussions started by Fairygirl</h2>
                <div class="member-listing">
                <div class="member-listing-inner">
                    <h3 class="thread-title-small"><a href="/forum/the-potting-shed/a-little-ditty/990844.html">A Little ditty </a></h3>
                    If you Replies: 15    Views: 645
Last Post: 29/12/2016 at 12:23

Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
Replies: 195    Views: 13569
Last Post: 15/01/2017 at 08:10

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

for the lovely Forker family  
Replies: 51    Views: 3537
Last Post: 25/12/2016 at 08:07

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
Replies: 24    Views: 1659
Last Post: 28/10/2015 at 22:37


The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
Replies: 16    Views: 964
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: 2020
Last Post: 11/10/2015 at 20:42

The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
Replies: 20    Views: 1520
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:10

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1034
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 1466
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 1387
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 1385
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 1927
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 1589
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 1439
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 1433
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34
1 to 15 of 18 threads