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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Fern problem

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 20:29

It sounds like you have a big project on your hands Ross so I wish you luck with it. It can be daunting when there's so much to do - it's sometimes hard to know where to start! The best way to deal with big tasks is to do a bit at a time and take pix as you go along so that you can see the progress. It really helps with motivation! There are lots of people on here who can help you along the way whenever you need it too. 


Bee programme tonight

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 19:42

For anyone who might be interested there's a programme on tonight after G'sWorld discussing the problems with bees. Since the forum doesn't seem to be working very well just now I though I'd try doing this new thread in case it worked! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 19:39

Just a quick message to everyone -there's a programme about the bee problem on after G'sWorld tonight which should be interesting. Since this doesn't seem to working well tonight I'm going to try doing a new thread in case people don't know it's on. May not work but worth a shot. 

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 19:24

Peter those look terrific...and so beautifully neat. There are some very tidy male gardeners on this forum!!

I didn't mean that in the modern sense that 'tidy' means....

Although maybe that's the case too!

laying a new lawn

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 19:21
John Harding wrote (see)

Just a useful tip when laying a turf lawn - It's 'green side up' ! 


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 19:16

That was strange- when I was writing that - none of the other posts this evening were there!

GG- it's 'ranty pants' you could have done with today  by the sound of it.  You're far too good...

Have you got a suitable spot earmarked for your nice new  plants? 

Everyone's working too hard  - or playing too hard (PP -hope you're ok) I'm not taking any chances ...was going to cut grass but will leave it I think and put my feet up. The shopping 'mall' to get school stuff was way more effort than I can deal with! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 19:08

Is there something wrong with the site again? Some very odd things happening to posts. 

Trying this to see if it appears!

Ideas wanted for a shade loving climber that flower

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 13:41

Clematis will be great Stacey, the only disadvantage is that most are not evergreen, but you could always have ivy for year round cover and plant clematis nearby for spring/summer colour which can use the ivy as a support. As obelixx says, the montanas are a bit rampant so the 'usual' types would be a better bet for your situation. Loads to choose from!

How to make an archway

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 13:30

That's a lovely view you're framing Mr Fibble. 

It looks like two different trees you're using - is the left one a laurel? The right one looks like beech or something but a bit hard to tell even enlarging the pic. You may be better using a frame of some kind to tie them into but it could be quite simple - 2 posts each side with crossbars and perhaps a bit of trellis or some horizontal timbers attached between the posts . The posts would need to be well footed though as I'm guessing the arch will need to be quite high.


Posted: 02/08/2013 at 13:11

Just having lunch after a productive few hours outside. You can always get out by your lovely shady pond Tina. Maud- Tina's right -where have you been? Hope the lunch and anything 'extra'    is/was enjoyable!

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