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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Buxus - help needed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:53

What sort of size are they Gavin and in what size of pot? Anything in a pot needs a bit of extra care re feeding and watering. Wind can dry potted plants out just as much sun too. It may simply be that one is catching more sun/wind than the other  

Favourite trees - sunny but windy site

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:39

I like the Whitebeams. Lovely silvery foliage and a proper 'tree' shape. They grow quite happily in most positions and soils. 

I think anything you put in will need to be well staked until they get established if it's windy though. 


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:07

I'm on the tea LP - nothing stronger!

It's a bonny place Steve. I resisted the temptation to say I came down 'the Scorrie with the Corrie' as it sound as bit too much like the Palace with the Chalice...

Other Steve () - the architecture's stunning in these buildings. The gardens at Stowe are very famous but I find the houses even more fascinating. How lucky we are to have these stately homes to drool over 

I also rescued a beetle

 only to drop my rucksack and just miss flattening  him...


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:26

I was in Glen Doll - Mary's brother ...(that's for all the Scots who watched Rab C Nesbitt )

They're very naughty those two Dove. We'll have to take them severely in hand 

Steve 309 - it's the other Steve. The one who likes to saw bits off cats. I'm saying nowt  

Countryfile is on - they're at Stowe. Beautiful.


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:57

Evening all - I'm home from the hill 

I had, what we call in the fairy household,  a 'Wallace and Gromit '  (Grand Day Out)  

Weather improved as the day went on so lots of pix were taken.

I leave you for a few hours though, and you all  get up to mischief. 

Jo's leg was stiff but it's ok as she's got new pants - did I get that right? Steve has got hanging nuts and chicky says there's lots of things popping up in between hostas in Hosta's  garden.....have I wandered in on the set of a Carry On film?  

Today's lunchtime/early afternoon view...the car's down there somewhere

Got some nice pix of the moon last night, courtesy of older fairy so I'll put them  on the camera thread later


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 05:42

Morning all. No pink sky last night but we got a glimpse of the supermoon and daughter took pix. I'll see what they're like when I get back tonight. 

Hope you got a good sleep eventually DD  

Have a good day everyone whatever you're up to. I'm off on my travels 

Rescuing soil after years of membrane and stones?

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:19

Good stuff - now you can crack on with what you want to  plant sooner than you thought. Add extra nutrition anyway when you start putting plants in 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:17

I've bumped it up KEF

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:17

Bumping up for KEF  

I've deadheaded and taken pix  

Off to do the grass now

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:15

I think that's Phacelia Clarice but not 100% sure

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