Latest posts by Fairygirl

Bowled Mauve

Posted: Yesterday at 07:51

Did you pot them on first? Plug plants will struggle if planted straight out, especially late in the year. Even something as willing to grow as Erysimum Bowles Mauve.  

Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: Yesterday at 07:48

I think the general consensus is - they grow pretty much anywhere!  

Like a lot of plants - if they're happy below ground, they'll cope with plenty of sun. They get quite statuesque. 

Thin conifers suitable for a north facing garden.

Posted: Yesterday at 07:40

The other option is that columnar golden yew - Taxus standishii. It'll grow in most places.

Anemone de Caen

Posted: Yesterday at 07:37

Wakeshine - you can buy Anemone de Caen from any good bulb supplier online -  Peter Nyssen etc. There are lots of different varieties and they're very inexpensive, so you can  easily add to the ones you already have later in the year when they become available   

Skeleton Flower/Umbrella Leaf

Posted: Yesterday at 07:31

'Eric and Doris' clearly think so, Hosta  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: Yesterday at 07:28

Lovely Pat. Someone was getting some rain in that second one!

Hope the weather's favourable for you scroggin. I hate to say it, but it was far too hot on Friday - lower down - even at that time of day. Fortunately, that doesn't happen too often  

All the little orchids and wildflowers are appearing now too. They have a wonderful backdrop of the north east crags behind them

Sometimes the locals only just avoid getting stepped on! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 07:14

Daughter does that on a Sunday  - pick shopping. She informed me last night that she's doing tomorrow too, so I'll have to take her before I go to work as there won't be any public transport. She's working till 8pm too as they cocked up the extra hours she's doing. Rather her than me! 

trouble under fir trees

Posted: Yesterday at 07:08

I'd agree with Philippa. If that's they want you to do - it's their money to waste! 

There isn't likely to be a simple solution - other than removing the trees and replacing them with something more suitable for maintenance. Perhaps they'll realise when the bark they pay for is no longer visible  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 07:02

Morning Hosta /afties Pat. 

Taken daughter to work and having a catch up. I think that's part of the problem Hosta - I often can't sleep well if I know I have to get up. It preys on your mind that you're not getting a decent sleep and them akes it worse. Hopefully it won't be too stressful a day for you. 

Bit fresher here  thankfully, after the rain and thunder yesterday.

Killing an overgrown lawn

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 18:26

You'll need a lot of weedkiller, and one application probably won't be enough. It's up to you, but I think whatever you do, it won't be easy, and what you'd spend on weedkiller would probably pay for someone to give it a quick once over. 

Or - borrow a pony!  

Discussions started by Fairygirl

A Little ditty

If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
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Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
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Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
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The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
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Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
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green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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forum gremlins

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Bee programme tonight

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spam reported

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Common Swift (moth)

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our building projects

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slugs, snails and bees

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cufcskim's reply!

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