Fairygirl


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Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:05

Mine too normally Bee witched - also Scotland - west - so no shortage of the wet stuff!  


It's in a little narrow corner against a fence, so it doesn't get as much rain as it really needs - competition from other plants too. It will be happier further along. I haven't really had much trouble with slugs eating it though - and I have plenty of those too... 

Using horse manure

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:58

That's a helluva project Robin. You've grafted hard and the improvement is tremendous already.


It'll be terrific to start reaping the benefits once you start on the nice stuff  

Pheasants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:55
Tetley says:

We have lots of peasants round here too Fairy  


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See original post

 


I have a lot of them here too Tetley...

Search function on iPhone?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:51

That's good it worked Andy. Hope you found what you were searching for  


I agree. I don't have a smartphone, but I was under the impression the updated forum was designed to help those who have them! 

Lubera

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:47

Try some of the hedging companies as well Lou. Euonymous is used for hedging and they may well have a good price. I've used Hopes Groves in the past , but there are quite a lot of them online. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:39

Although I didn't get a walk yesterday, this little wheatear sat on the fence beside my car for ages. Didn't want to disturb him by getting out, so it's a little blurry - taken through the windscreen



There was little wren gathering insects too, but I didn't want to  open the window and chase him/her. Watched them both for ages, hoping the weather would improve and I could see more than just the fence and the farm building beyond.... 


Missed being on a hill so this is a reminder of a better day - part of the Ballachulish Horseshoe 


HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:20

My salmon with broccoli, carrots and asparagus is almost ready Joyce...


Just took this pic of the sky from the front windows...


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Out back it's pitch black but with the sun over the top of the house  

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:58

I love Pachysandra - but mine has diminished a bit - got too dried out in a little narrow border. They really need to be damp all the time. I'll be shifting mine to a better spot. 

White lavender

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:54

A good evergreen plant for awkward places is white perennial candytuft - Iberis, Lou. I used to have it in a rubbishy bit of soil at my front gate in a previous garden. I also had it in the border on the other side which was even shadier but had better soil - happy in both spots.  It was north north west facing, but in shade for a lot of the year because of the house blocking the sun.  

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Identify alien alpine

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:49

They're quite strange plants aren't they KJG - but fascinating. 


The surrounding rosettes will carry on growing and some, or all of them, will produce more flower stalks - and so on and on 

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