Latest posts by Fairygirl

I think these are mint

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:01

I'd agree with Dove that it could be pineapple mint. I grew it many years ago and it didn't seem to have much scent to the leaves, which I put down to our cooler climate here. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:53

Indeed Dove!

I might have to resort to more h****work instead....

It's supposed to be ok tomorrow Obelixx, but windy 

D'you think Trumpy might commission a statue of himself while he's there? If they can make Napoleon look 'big' it could do wonders for his teeny tiny hands....

What plant other than Ivy to cover up unsightly lower-middle class concrete bird bath with vulgar inscription on it?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:43

There's also no such thing as the 'Royal Horse Society'

It's the British Horse Society.

Perhaps Charlie's decided to set up his own...with Camilla on the front page of the accompanying magazine  

Slugs have eaten lilies to a stump should I dig up the bulb?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:37

Emma -  you have nothing to lose. They can be more tricky in the ground if you have a lot of slugs. I know only too well!

If you can get them out and pot them up, it'll generally be easier to protect them, especially if you don't want to use any chemical products. You might want to keep them potted all the time, or experiment next year with some in the ground and some staying potted.

I tend to grow them in pots, but I planted out a big pot of them this year and they've been fine. We had a drier spring though, and there was definitely fewer of the slimy bu**ers around than usual !

4 in 1 evergreen

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:28

Congratulations Lee - hope it all goes well for you. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:24

Dove - I felt a twinge in my right knee , so I'm having to help you out with those tennis matches... 

P**ing down  outside anyway so that'll keep me occupied till I go and collect my new lawnmower.

4 in 1 evergreen

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:20

Good stuff lee ! You've cultivated the most important thing in gardening...patience. Bl**dy hard though, isn't it!  

It'll all be fine in a few weeks and you'll have forgotten what all the fuss was about....

Black/golden bamboo in a pot

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:15

If you want privacy, you'd be better growing something else in containers rather than bamboo.  I don't think they grow terribly well in them, unless the containers are huge, purpose built ones. There are lots of shrubs which would be a better screen, and will cope with being confined. It does depend how big a screen you need and what the site is like etc.

Just my opinion of course  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:09

Barely stopped raining since teatime yesterday LP, but at least it's warmer today - about 16 when I took daughter to work at 12. It's supposed to be reasonable tomorrow  further north, but it's changed countless times since Monday of course  

Nanny Beach - I've had loads of building work done in various properties - mostly good, but my sister had a dreadful experience with a company doing her conservatory - a local, well recommended one as well. They built it on founds that were barely six inches deep. She had to go down the legal route.  I think I'd start mentioning lawyers getting involved if I were you. They sound totally incompetent, and possibly think they can fob you off with any old s**t. have you taken photos? It's really worth doing that - with the dtaes on them.

Clari - I'm with Joyce. No offence but...your other half sounds very selfish.  If you're both bringing home large pay packets then fair enough, fill your boots etc,  but it's clear from your comments that that isn't the case. 

Hope you have a slightly rmore relaxing day chicky. You've been rushed off your feet! Glad the chicklets are both fine 

Is the foot working well Dove?

Have you been in pain again Hosta? I've not read back very far.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 14:04

Oh that's lovely scroggin.  

Some beautiful pix again - what a great idea you had hogweed. I really hope it continues 

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