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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:56

It'll be fine SJT. Hawthorn will survive everything the Scottish climate throws at it! Hawthorn hedges are only just getting a green haze here - I'm 10 miles south of Glasgow - so don't worry. My bare root Blackthorn is only beginning to show signs of life now - most of it was planted last November. The rest was heeled in and a few bits planted last month.

repotting strawberries

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:31

Yes - pop them into bigger pots Jonathan with some fresh compost. They're growing more quickly because they're undercover. If you're keeping them  indoors you'll just have to keep an eye on the watering once the temperatures rise as they'll dry out quite quickly. Open the door during the day so that they have some ventilation and to let the bees at them. You'll have some nice fruits earlier than you'd normally have them outdoors. 

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:58

bumped it up for you art

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:57

Here you are art 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:09

Just watched Beechgrove. Very enjoyable. Have a good time BL. Enjoy looking out the window 

You're such a lightweight KEF....

I'll be snoring in an hour or so too! 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:45

lily - you haven't seen the bit where the old fence was, and the shed, and thegeraniums need moving...and the giant buddleia...and the old honeysuckle...and the...well, you get the idea 

It's work in progress. 

MrsG- I can highly recommend the pasqueflowers. Don't know why I've not grown more of them before. They really are beautiful and they go well with so many of the other spring flowers. You've got lots of lovely little places they could go. I pass mine on the way out the back gate and it cheers me no end when I see them and I can also see them from the kitchen window. 

Anemone De Caen Mixed

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:39

If you buy some and stick them in pots somewhere quiet for now they should be fine for next year. Unlikely to flower this year from bulbs I'd think, but who knows. Some of the garden centres and the well known DIY stores might have some in pots Charley. I've seen quite a few recently.


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:36

Snap Dove 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:35

Think that's snowflake Andrew. Leucojum vernum. It's very pretty isn't it?


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:32

Those big fat wood pigeons always scare them off Panda 

I don't think they're so common here anyway. Even at my last house, which was quite rural, we didn't get many. I had a couple of mature trees in my house round the corner and they used to sit in the branches and whisper sweet nothings...

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