Latest posts by Fairygirl

Espresso Machine for Garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:01

I doubt anything would be suitable for permanent use outside in the UK. Only if it was kept in an insulated building of some kind. 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 07:59

The gorse has been looking superb on the lower slopes of the hills recently Invicta. I've been admiring it on a regular basis. Not something many people do admire! 

The harebells are a real feature on our hills GD-very common, but stunning when there's early morning mist on them like in my pic. I'm very tempted to get some for the garden. 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:14

It's funny GD - they're just delightful, but I've never thought of trying to grow them in the garden.   That pic was from a (rather special) walk last year on my way to a hill. They're everywhere on our hills up here in mid to late summer.  I had a look to see if they're available by seed and found a wildflower that supplies plugs, so perhaps...... 

Clay soil

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:16

Need more info - what aspect - sun or shade etc. What sort of size are you looking for? 

I use Heucheras and Tiarellas, Pachysandra and prostrate Gaultherias in shady areas. All fairly small.  Vinca is fine too but many people find it invasive. Osmanthus burkwoodii is good too - bigger than the aforementioned, as is Sarcococca. 

Most of my 'sunny' plants are in raised beds to counteract the clay, but you'll get more suggestions from others for that aspect   


Gardening pics

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:56


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Chilly for June.



HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:55

LP - not really what you wanted to hear is it? 

Thinking of you here xxx


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:52

Oh Hazel - that's lovely, and she's lucky to have such a kind daughter  

I've been a bit forgetful about looking on this thread  ....so belated birthday wishes to everyone who's had a recent birthday 

Happy Birthday Mr and Mrs M - have loads of cake and party on!  


Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:21

It will drop over the sides of the pot Margaret - I don't think it's a trailing plant in the true sense of the phrase but it wall 'fall' if that makes sense  

I'm assuming it will get enough drainage as it's at the edges of the pot too. Azaleas don't like to dry out, but Lithodora likes sharp drainage. 

Gardening pics

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:17

Old and 'less old' rather than old and new to save Steve going out and taking some now....was I overthinking it Hostie? 

Gardening pics

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:53

I see what you did there Hosta....

We should start a thread with our 'dodgy garden pix'. I'd have plenty right now...

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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Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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A few little photos 
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intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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our building projects

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slugs, snails and bees

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