Latest posts by Fairygirl

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:01

Yvie - I agree with you re mixed bags. I only buy the ones I want. Gee Tee were good when I bought from them two years ago. I must have got around three hundred bulbs (or more


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:47

Sausage casserole has been made and eaten. Cup of char needed now 

RB - I know what you mean about the inside of the windows and our shower is over one of those P- shaped baths. It's a b****y nightmare to get in at to clean. In fact - I need to get in it....

I currently have three large bin bags full of clothes that a colleague at work gave me for myself and the girls. She's convinced she'll never wear them again after she has her baby. She's small and keeps herself trim so not sure why she thinks that. There's more clothes in them than the three of us have - put together!     

It'll take me forever to go through them 

Sharp sand

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:24

Bob - you need to get out more....

It's often a bit confusing as different companies use different names too  - grit sand for instance. 


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:09

I would forget to look at the photos 


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:08

snap Verd! 


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:07

Hi Patricia, there could be many reasons, but here's a couple  to think about

 As you've planted it into the ground after being pot bound, it may not have settled very well. Often plant roots will continue to go round in a circle rather than spreading out into the surrounding soil, so they need a bit of teasing out when planted. Also, they need lots of water, so it's important to keep them well watered until established. If the ground it's in dries out rapidly, it would benefit from some well rotted manure and good compost to help retain moisture. A mulch, after the initial thorough watering, will also assist. 

Leaf mould application

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 18:08

I'd leave them Jo, but I'd make sure they're not throttling plants and I'd probably remove anything dubious looking or diseased first 

Sea holly

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:32

Hi Ruth - do you think you've bought something that was wrongly labelled? It does happen. What was it like when you bought it, and were there others to choose from all looking the same?


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:30

Good to see you again Steve. How's the boat? We took some nice 'boat' pix at Ullapool on holiday, and it reminded me of you 

I wouldn't eat a long tailed tit...honest guv...

I'm still waiting for this year's sweet peas to flower. I was slightly late sowing them 

Sun has now come out a bit here but it's been cold all day. At least it reached double figures but it's only about 12 just now. 

Garden mesh

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 12:50

No probs Wills - put them vertically. You just have to arrange the stems into place to get them covering the area you have  

Or drill holes for the vine eyes first if that's possible 

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