Latest posts by Fairygirl

Stacey lambs ear

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:10

No need to spray anything pokhim  

Follow nut's advice - remove the damaged ones. If I sprayed every damaged leaf in my garden I'd never be doing anything else!  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:04

Morning all/afties Pat - no washing going out today here! Glad son is back and cat is having 'quality' time with him 

DD - you've been 'volunteered' so you'll have to do it! Oops  

Don't think I'll be planting any bulbs ...unless I can find something to be inside to do it. It's a bit calmer at the moment though. Hideous howly wind last night. Glad I got a little bit done yesterday before it started.

I might have to do h****work today...

Strawberry Runners

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 07:58

Hi Conker - what is it you're worried about with your strawberries? The advice here is correct for growing on the runners that come from the main plants. Monty was talking about the main crop which he was tidying for over winter. Both are correct  

I'm guessing the patch might be a bit overgrown - you can reuvenate it by using the runners and discarding old plants too 

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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:41

Vile here. Wind really howling round the back of the house and pouring. To be the same tomorrow. Lovely! 

Last edited: 23 September 2016 20:41:42

Lawn care

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:47

Do you get paid £180 an hour then bulkerb? I find that hard to believe....

The OP has asked for our advice. I think your comment's actually quite rude.

Can anyone name this shrub?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:13

I think it's something like that too L'bird, although I don't think it's J. Stirling. I had that in a previous garden and the foliage was much heftier and more bronze in colour. 

Flower bed gone wrong?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:11

Hi David - it just looks like some weed seedlings or even seedlings from plants which have got in - either already in the soil/compost  you added or from other gardens etc. Just remove them so that you can plant what you want.

They're might be a few useful things among them, but I think I can see some willowherb there, so best to remove all the little 'bits' to give you a clean slate to work with  

Polemonium advice

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:01

Thanks for the complentary compliment,  Verd  

I like how that little area has worked out. The clematis will be better next year as I couldn't get near it in spring to tie it in - builder's stuff everywhere!

Planting Alliums

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 17:53

I personally wouldn't. They look hideous before they flower as the foliage starts dying back. They're best suited to a border among other planting, which gives them support and hides the foliage. It depends on the variety too - but many of them are very big.

Year round interest in the mixed border for a well drained, windy site.

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 17:50

Need more info Pamela - shade, sun? Soil type? Maintenance - how much time do you have? Size of border?

Loads of suitable shrubs like Eleagnus and Viburnum , Osmanthus, Potentilla etc to start off with.

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