Latest posts by Fairygirl

Camera Talk

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:42

Just gorgeous Bob  

Isn't it lovely when they share our space - even when it's cupboard love 

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 18:49

Jeez - did you pay £30 for those? 

Verd's right - they're shocking. Full refund needed. Don't let them off with anything less.

Sending out plants full of weeds is a real no no too. 

It gives every mail order company a bad name as well, which is unacceptable. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 18:44

KEF - is the whole roof coming off or just the outer layer of tiles? 

Naughty Panda - got any cake left? I have no appetite at all - need something tasty to tempt me 

Cut the grass. I'm worn out  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 14:01

BL - that's very kind. I wondered if I could alter the camera settings too, but I had a look at the instructions and it's all Greek to me   

It's a bit of a faff having to alter the size - each one is different and you can't have a 'one size fits all' to apply to every photo, which would help. It doesn't help that it should still upload most of the photos but it won't do anything bigger than 2mb just now - not the 5mb it's supposed to do. If the techies can't change it, I'll have to ask DavidK if he can help! 

Clematis mystery

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 13:55

It could simply be one that's lain dormant for a while - perhaps having been nibbled/damaged early on , or a small plant that's been put in at some time and is now growing, with the other planting giving protection.  Leaves often look different early on though and change as the plant matures. Hard to tell from the photos without seeing every part of the plant too. 

You'll find out when it flowers anyway!  

Clematis mystery

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:58

Hi B3 - you've just got part of the clematis growing up through the rose. They do get quite big and they can spread far and wide once they get going. It also might seem different because it won't have been pruned back if you didn't see it earlier in the year.

Were you thinking it was another one because the stems are a slightly different colour?  If you trace the stems back, you'll probably find it's all coming from the original plant, unless there's been another clematis planted there that's been hiding for a while!  

Help identifying?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:38

Probably one of the white cherries Richard 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:27

Hope I haven't passed on my lurgy to you Lantana - although mine wasn't self inflicted...

RB - bearing in mind the rumours about what The Krankies like to get up to - I'd be very wary of being squashed between them....

Second washing out. Have to go and get more tiles and grout. My life's one long party from dawn till dusk.

Then I may try and get a sleep. I have Hosta syndrome at the moment - awake for hours through the night. I need to do the front grass though. I knew it was a mistake feeding it last month 

Help with patching a lawn

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:59

I don't think it mattes too much Peter. The patches I did on Friday are as a result of building work being done and the grass was damaged with materials and workmen being on it. I just scraped the bare soil surface a bit first, added some compost and scattered seed on top, lightly mixed in, and firmed down. 

I only created that area of lawn last summer, and it was a bit bare round the edges towards autumn -it was a windy day when I seeded it and I was a bit wary about getting more on the gravel path than on the lawn area!  I simply sprinkled some seed on top at that time and it was all growing well after a month.  

Help with patching a lawn

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:29

No need to water every day Peter. You'd only need to do that if you had a very long dry spell. Just keep an eye on it, and if the soil is drying out give it a soak and then leave it again for a week. Birds will sometimes eat the seed so if you can net the patches that will also help. Depends on the area you have though. 

It takes two to three weeks for grass seed to germinate, depending on soil and overhead temperatures. I've just done some little patches and would expect to see a bit of green in a couple of weeks as the temps are reliably a bit higher here now. 

Once it's a few inches you can cut - don't scalp it though. Keep the cut high and do your grass every week at least to encourage the grass to spread sideways and thicken up. You can still cut the rest of the grass - it won't affect the patches you've sown. 

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