Latest posts by Fairygirl

Reviving an elderly Peiris

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:54

Her choice though pansyface 

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:46

It flowered last year, and it's grown quite a bit. I've always shied away from it because of the cold wind thing too, but decided to take a punt. So far so good 

Haven't looked to see if there are any buds on it, but it's too early here anyway so I wouldn't expect them yet. Mine faces north north west and it gets a bit of sun later in the day during spring and summer. I think it might depend what else you have round it too. I was quite careful about positioning it to give it the best chance. 

Reviving an elderly Peiris

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:38

You can prune them but it sounds like it's a bit past it's sell by date so it may not recover.  If they're in good soil and healthy you cna hack them quite successfully. I've done it in the past.

pansyface - I wouldn't know anything about that but Jerry Hall might.... 

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:32

It's survived the cold winds in my exposed garden here in Scotland Allspotz. I didn't think it would but it's seems happy enough. It's been in a couple of years now. 

If you can add a bit of shelter as obelixx suggests, it's always helpful. Mine is against a fence, but in the face of the prevailing winds. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:27

Hello all - back from the hill and another smashing day. Bit parky up the top with the north wind but good walking conditions.  A lot of the snow has gone since last weekend though. That front that the north of England got yesterday would normally have been dumped on the hills here!

Lots of photos (74 ) but I managed to do the snow angel thingy this time. It was a bit crusty so hard to make a decent impression 


I'll stick some on the camera thread later.

Nice to see you doc - we've all missed you. Shame about the neighbour situation. Not sure if solicitors help either, but sometimes you have no choice.  

Wonks - you could have just worn the purple goonie and gone to the GC. Over a pair of jeans - who'd have noticed...

Hugs to everyone without their mum tomorrow. I'm in the same boat. 

I'll have a quick look to see what you've all been doing and then I'd better have a shower...

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:45

Kathy - that garden must gladden your heart every day - just superb 

Garden's looking as if it's about to burst into all it's glory BL. Hope you get some dry weather soon though. 

I love that Hefty - Bird Raymond. 

Aren't we daft? 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:42

Gorgeous chicky - mine cheer me every day too 

The dark ones are so velvety and luxurious. 

Hope the sun shines all day for you - I'll send you some from the hill anyway  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:35

I know what you mean Dove - slightly the same here. 

I'm going to hang washing out - young fairylet has her orders about bringing it in otherwise it will be stiff as a board by the time I get back!  



Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:22

Always - nothing looks worse than an untidy edge to the grass. Even if it hasn't been cut for a while, a neat edge will improve it enormously. 

It will also benefit the hedge to keep the area under it clear, unless you have a wildlife hedge where it benefits small creatures and insects to have leaf cover etc. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:19

Morning all/afties Pat - hope you enjoyed Vera  

Dove - these anniversaries are horrible. You'll get through it as you always do -extremely well  I thought of going to the cemetery today as I'll be going past on the way to walk, but it doesn't feel right to do that so I'll go tomorrow.

Welcome Jacqui - hope you enjoy the forum and all the mad people here 

 Yvie - did you get told that might be a side effect? Hope it improves soon - painful to have headaches constantly.

Easy to say 'don't worry' chicky -  not easy to do though. Love to you and Mr c and the chicklets xxx

Off to walk shortly - can't miss this great spell of weather - and it's good at the weekend instead of when I'm at work - hurrah! More snowy pix to take  

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