Latest posts by Fairygirl

Imagination required!

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 08:06

I'd agree with Tetley about getting some climbers to disguise the fence - there'll be plenty of choice for that aspect with a bit of soil improvement as mentioned.

Do you need to have a seating area there? What are the other areas of the garden like for doing that? obelixx is right - you need quite a bit of room for a table and chairs so, rather than shoehorning it in, you might be able to locate that somewhere else and perhaps have a bench or something similar if you want a seat there.

A timber revetment wall is quite easy to do if you want to make one big bed. Sleepers would do the job really well if you don't want to go to the expense of stone/brick. A cheaper alternative that you can do yourself is posts concreted in and covered with exterior ply. You can then face them with timber of your choice and put a timber coping on it - to form the seat as obelixx describes. I did that in a previous garden.   Budget and time can be big factors when doing any project of that type

Pond plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 07:53

I'd agree with B'cupdays about mint - it'll be all over the surrounds if you don't keep on top of it.

Plenty of planting round the pond in the ground will soon make a difference Lucid. It maybe looks a bit 'empty' because you haven't yet got that other planting in place yet. Most ponds look like that at this time of year. There's a bit of limbo until everything starts to grow  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 07:49

Morning all - afties Pat if you're around 

Similar weather here flumpy.  Hope you get lots of cake tomorrow  

Hello/Goodbye Mrs Garden 

I slept better too - have a safe trip back Dove.  

Quick look round for me before I go to work. Have a good day everyone

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:02

Not sure what I've done to antagonise you and invoke such a strange reaction aym. 

I'll just use the ignore button now   

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:38

I'll repeat - I was simply helping the OP who needs to move conifers and her peony will probably not survive the process. 

I don't think that makes me 'uptight'.  

Good luck with it Laura - hopefully you can detach the plant from the conifer roots successfully.  


Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:23

I'm not uptight at all. 

Confused now though....simply trying to help Laura - same as nut is. 

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:16

I've sent you a PM Jinxy  


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:08

You probably have the best of both worlds then GD 

Wind is very damaging - whether it's the dessicating sort or the stuff that breaks fences and batters trees and shrubs. It's easy to forget about watering if there's a windy spell, yet we don't forget if it's hot and sunny! 

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 19:53

If plants need moved for specific reasons - in this instance, Laura needs to dig out conifers -  then it's sensible to move the peony. It has little chance of surviving the inevitable trampling it'll get during that process. 


Nicotiana affinis seedlings

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:56

They look like nice healthy little seedlings Fred 

But yes, get them split into their own little pots and grow them on for a good bit before letting them loose in the big outdoors  -  gradually! 

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