Latest posts by Fairygirl

What are these balls called?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 19:01

If you want a similar effect but with less outlay and maintenance, do what I do and buy some Hebes - Vernicosa or Buxifoilia (clue's in the title of that one!) 

They need very little effort and grow in a natural dome shape  

They also have the benefit of small flowers (white/pale lilac) at this time of year which bees love.

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 18:46

Like the patient asking his radiographer when he was leaving....

How tempted must he have been just to 'up' the dose...

'Help, help, there's been a terrible accident...'


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 18:42

Hardy geraniums. 

Also, the prostrate Gaultherias. They're evergreen too. 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 18:40

It's a real nail biter Dove! 

Serena's is a bit similar.....


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 18:20

Ah - yes, you said on the other thread that it was ones you introduced. What a royal pain  

Hosta - you've put me to shame. I've done b***er all since I got home from work 

Almost no cooking here either doc - pizza for me and little fairy 

Tennis is mainly rained off too. Good match earlier with Wawrinka vs del Potro. No spoilers from me though 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:40

Are your toms outdoors Dove? I think you usually do that don't you?

Perhaps because mine are always undercover they have fewer probs caused by weather or airborne diseases etc.  I've never really thought about it as there's no chance of growing them outside here.

A wee laugh for the rained off!

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:25

Yes Ppauper  

We also used to have a customer at work whose surname was Hands. When she ordered anything, she'd give her name and then say - 'as in 'feet'....

A wee laugh for the rained off!

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:04

I know someone who had neighbours called Sidebottom.

They insisted their name was pronounced 'Siddy  b'tom'  

Mhairi is a fairly well know name here (Gaelic - pronounced Varry) Like gffinch's story, a friend of mine with this name once got grief from a client who insisted her name must be Mhari (pronounced Marry) Wouldn't listen to her when she corrected him.... 

She was well hacked off with him....

a question about buddleia (the butterfly bush)

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:28

Good luck Luke. They're among the easiest shrubs to propagate so I'm sure you'll get some to 'take' 

Clematis ID

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:13

Could be The President, Redwing..

But it could be lots of things! So many similar ones that sort of colour 

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