London (change)
Thu 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 9°C


Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:42

I could do my legs with those blackest...


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:33

Back home - busy morning at work and going to get trellis and compost soon. We can't all lie about all day having holidays you know...

Blackest - Verd's right. Give us a pic and we can suggest a few things perhaps. If the border's  long enough you could pick three nice shrubs of varying height and foliage shape grouped together  to do a repeat planting right along it. That would give you unity and you could have other perennials etc in between. If it's smaller, just pick one. 

MrsG - glad the paniculata thing was helpful - and no, I don't think you're getting many scented flowers from those seedlings...


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:59

Morning all. Cloudy here but supposed to clear and be sunny again...

We're almost needing rain too but it's nice to have more than two sunny days in a row 

Off to work shortly will catch up later.

Have a good day everyone


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:51

Evening all. Another good day outside and lots done. Plants divided and repotted, and my big pots washed and the Hebes planted in them. Managed to break a large terracotta pot which I've had for about twenty years - it had  a lot of cracks which I patched up but the whole thing collapsed when I transferred my herbs into it . Think I had my money's worth - it cost a fiver!

Work for me tomorrow so off to have a quick  look round the forum to see what you've all been up to, and then put my weary old feet up. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:46



Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:43

Just put mine out - wall to wall sunshine here 

Sorry - doesn't often happen that way round! It'll rain here for forty days and nights now...

Off to wash my big terracotta pots as a penance 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:40

I'm sure I saw one the other day at work - we have a lot of old buildings and they nest in the stables every year. Lovely to think it's warm enough for them to be here!

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:39

Well done with the PPI callers OL. I'm not even that polite to them any more...

Re your son's friend - there are so many parents who expect others to look after their children without reciprocating - not acceptable. You end up being taken for a mug. Very difficult to handle though. Enjoy the peace 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:28

I've noticed this happening recently bridjohn - it didn't use to  - but if you then type wallflowers  into the keyword box on that page it should work properly.

I've meant to flag this up to Daniel but keep forgetting as I don't use the search thingy very often  

Flowering cherry in a pot

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:36

So long as it doesn't go short of water in dry spells I think it'll be fine till you move Justine. I've got two apple trees in pots and they have nothing special in them. I'm hoping to get them planted out later this year and they'll have been in their pots for at least a year by then. Usual practice with plants in pots long term is to remove a few inches of soil from the top each spring and replace it with fresh compost so you could do that next spring. If you add a little sprinkle of blood, fish and bone (or similar feed) at the same time that should keep it happy for a while.  

Discussions started by Fairygirl

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 468
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 300
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 351
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 388
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 503
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 295
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 350
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34

kitchen spam-don't answer it!

Replies: 3    Views: 371
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 17:23

spam issues

Replies: 28    Views: 845
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:53

No posts either

Replies: 13    Views: 546
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:18
10 threads returned