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Latest posts by Fairygirl

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:37

The plastic herons are quite easy to get, but they don't work!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:25

Leo- lovely garden Do you get much time to sit on your nice bench and admire it! 

Thanks Clive - would be great if you could get a pic of the black calla. I love really dark flowers and architectural plants so that calla fits the bill on both counts.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:09

Betty don't apologise! It's all about gardens and that's exactly what you've done- shown us your lovely plot 

The wren is terrific- I bet you're thrilled you got the pix before they went. The bat ones are great too - all the wildlife in a garden is what makes it special.

Fidget - lovely pix too. The bee on  the scabious is beautiful. I've had a lot of bees recently so that's quite heartening. We've had quite a lot of hot and dry weather so at least they're getting out now.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:01

Evening GG glad your garden's survived while you were away been out concreting with the undergardener, as I have to take sister and BIL to airport tomorrow, so that's another step forward. Bit weary now.
GG- as long as you're supporting 'our Andy' that's all that matters! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:18

Watching the tennis too Dove. 'The boy' won so I'm happy! 

Number two has just brought me a cup of tea- had to be asked right enough 

I lost posts too just as I was about to send- tried twice to answer a query but gave up as I couldn't face typing a third response.

Is it chilly then Dove? The fire sounds good though. A Brazilian pouffe?

I'm saying nothing....nothing at all.....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:09

I bagged it first're too late 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:25

Coat, hat, gloves, shoes, extra trousers and an umbrella Verd....

Been out doing more fence but progress is slow due to people stopping to chat!

A good soak in a hot bath Tina and extra cake /chips/beer/valium for all concerned 

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That's the first week out the Bev. Enjoy your weekend 

Dead conifers?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 16:03

Conifers do get a bad press but they're no different to any other shrub/tree/plant. You look at their requirements, their rate of  growth and the eventual height.Then you look at your plot and see if they fit. If they don't- don't plant them. Or only plant them if you intend maintaining them correctly.

The 'pencil' junipers for instance can make a great statement used in a line in big pots (or directly in the ground) - as  edging to an avenue creating a vista or as a see through 'screen' into another part of the garden. They mimic the beautiful Italian cypresses but are ideal for our climate.

As Verdun says- lleylandii has a lot to answer for!

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:29

Hi Gail, I sympathise as this is becoming a problem. If the property is knowingly sold with knotweed on it you have a legal route you can go down but I appreciate that may not be feasible. My ex has a little  in his new property which  was coming from adjacent woodland which is council maintained. They are treating it with glyphosate although he had problems initially getting the council to address the problem. As you say - you don't want it to ba an issue in future for you. I also know of someone who had to back out of a purchase as it was discovered at the last minute there was knotweed and it turned out the seller knew about it. Very naughty. Good luck with it. At least they say now that glyphosate works - you used to have to get  a company to remove and burn it etc. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:21

Clive have you got a pic of the black Calla lily?  I will be coveting that! 

Have to get that lovely whitefoxglove too....

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