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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:54

Aren't birds brilliant!

I sound like that character from The Fast Show...

Good point about the mealworms Tim- will make sure I do that since it's been so dry recently. Had stopped putting them out a little while ago but feel it's useful for parent birds especially as this has been such a weird spring for them.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:50

Carnaby has different stamens John- kind of open whereas Dr R's are  closed. It's also much lighter - more pink and pale pink.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:42

It will hopefully go over the fence then Criss 

It's all a big learning curve but there are lots of very helpful people on here so ask away! As nut says - they will be quite heavy once they get going so it's worth making sure your existing fence is relatively sturdy too. Keep us posted- photos are always really helpful on here too as it's gives instant info!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:36
gardeningfantic wrote (see)

opps..  cant seem to do the quote system very well..

It seems to do that sometimes Gf. That's my excuse anyway!



Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:32

Chick and Tina- re Mums - me too x

fred#60 - John Harding has a clematis he was sold as V. Pennel but isn't - he put a pic on either the' summer' or 'garden gallery' thread - which we think is Dr. R- perhaps you could take a look?

I need to get more screw eyes in too for the clems I've put in this week - they're already putting on new growth like mad with all this heat!

Fred-Just looked and it's the garden gallery thread 


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:25

And what height and aspect? They can get up a fair height but they will naturally want to grow towards the light Criss so they may come back on themselves a bit if they're planted on the south-ish facing side if you know what I mean.

Does that make sense? I know what I mean but not sure anyone else will!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:20

Wintersong- I just hope there are no oaks growing there - might create a bit of a problem! 

I'll get some spires to go either side of the Fatsia while it's small- foxgloves or something. Will have to think about that - could go and look round nursery of course....

What to do with the shingle?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:10

Can I have it britgirl! 

All good suggestions here- if your soils a bit heavy or compacted - which is quite likely -digging it in would be a good option. The soil will probably need a bit of help if it's been under gravel for a while.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:04

I'm ashamed to put my sad little border pix here after looking at yours Berg! 

Anyway- here they are: grass will be removed to make a path


different view- rhodie at front door in background. The alchemillas will just fill gap till pernettya grows

 sorry that's a bit blurry- side gate will be right next to the house wall in top pic

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:00

Berghill- wow! Will have to take more time and go through them properly later. I particularly like the seat under the pergola/arbour with the yellow and white planting in the slate/scree area in front of it. Lovely vistas and avenues and lots of little hidden 'bits' too! You must spend a lot of time keeping it looking so tidy 

Which bit does the cat like best? Is it the nice big hosta next to the bird feeders....

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