Latest posts by Fairygirl

layering for pots including allium bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 17:31

The dwarf Iris are particularly nice. I love the really dark ones. They tend to deteriorate a bit with time - fairly short lived bulbs - but lovely when they're in flower.


 I think this one's Purple Gem but there are lots in that sort of colour

A few bulb queries (well it is that time of year...)

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 17:23

Snoodle - if you go onto one of the specialist bulb suppliers' sites you'll get loads of ideas and info. Only problem is, you'll be tempted to buy ten times as much as you originally wanted! 

I've used The Bulb Co (also under Gee Tee bulb co)   and many people recommend Peter Nyssen too. I've looked at that one recently and there are loads of lovely things 

Best buy bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 17:16

I've used The Bulb Co (also under Gee Tee bulbs)for various bulbs - excellent service. If you take a look at their online site you'll get prices for all the alliums they stock. It largely depends on the type you want, so prices will vary a lot. There are lots of specialist sites. Peter Nyssen is another well recommended supplier that many forum members have used  

Need a couple of trees to screen a shed

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 12:48

Matteo - if you go to the top right corner of the page, you'll see your name. Click on that and you'll get a few choices. Click on 'my messages' and it will take you to the page  where you can PM others  

You can also simply hover on obelixx's avatar beside her posts and it will show a blue 'message'  link at the bottom. You can click on that.  It doesn't always work from that though, so might be best to do it the first way  


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 12:41

Plenty of grass seed suitable for shadier areas Luca. If you take a look in your local GC or Diy store  you'll get a good choice. 

My front garden is north west facing, so it's in shade a lot of the time. I use a weed and feed product in spring and cut regularly - that keeps it healthy.  If necessary, it gets another weed/feed in late summer.   It's never cut too short. Never take more than about a third of the length off as cutting to o short weakens the  grass and allows weeds to dominate. 


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 07:33

Morning all. Cloudy here but dry 

Pat - we can vicariously enjoy your summer weather when we're in winter's grip. Not sure you can enjoy our summers quite so much! 

Have a lovely time Dove - hope you get a chance to see some good things on your travels. Enjoy yours too fidget, but don't get lost. What a well travelled bunch you all are 

I've just made a cuppa Bushman - nothing quite like it after a walk. I spotted some bilberries on my walk on Sunday - made me think of you. I'll get a pic on later especially for you 

I have a week off next week -off 'oop north' with the girls. Hope we get a few dry days.


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 21:42

I favour the crumpled look myself DD 


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 20:55

Think W'song had  quite a lot of early shifts at the bakery so that's probably why she hasn't been about. Don't know about Bekkie though.

We talk a good game - it's sometimes the best way DD. Lots of us understand how it can be with relations and partners and awkward situations. Support is always freely given here  - I've been on the receiving end too - and I know how tremendous it can be 

You'll need lots of extra clothes if you come on holiday up here...

Island beds - are they a bit twee or retro?

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 20:39

I can give you ... ehm....ten of our Scottish pennies Verd...

or a couple of groats perhaps ...


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 19:55
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I've not eaten porridge since a bit dropped off the spoon and landed on my bare leg when I was about 10 ( no long trousers for us in Scotland, even in winter )


As long as it missed your sporran Hosta...

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