Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 21/04/2017 at 08:11

It's a gradual process TyC - but so rewarding when you see a new bird arrive.

Either that - we need to get out more....

I used the old shelves frm one of those plastic growhouses for my cage. It wil lget a proper roof and a tidy up this summer, but it's very light,only attached to the fence with screw and hooks etc. The starlings tried to get in, but they really don't like it! They've only tried a couple of times and have given up. They were the worst offenders fro me. It's incredible just how much those little birds eat when they get the chance 

So I went to buy some solar lights.....

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 08:05

I have a yearning for those too rosemummy. I had them in a previous garden and they're beautiful. 

I'm getting some this autumn  

Hebe help

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 08:03

Some Hebes can die back if pruned too hard, and some don't recover from that. Do you mean large areas are fine, and it's only some areas that are brown? Has there been another shrub crowding them - that will cause brown , dead areas. 

When the flowers die off, it leaves little brown 'sprouts' - but that's on the stem ends. It's best to prune those off to keep the plant tidy. Is it just that? 

Too much wet at the roots isn't good either, so have they been waterlogged?

If you can upload a pic, that will help. Click the camera icon in the top right hand corner and follow the instructions.

Any other info you can offer will help too 

Black/Deep Purple Tomato Leaves

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 07:59

I'd agree - it's probably a bit of a chill - that's the  usual reason for that colour. They look quite big - so is it a case of going into a cold environment too quickly and they're suffering from it?

Have you put them outside? 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 07:56

Morning all/aftes Pat. Hope you're ok 

He looks familiar Liri ....oh no, it's ok - I left him a few years ago....

Does anyone else here think that a certain 'new' poster asking about herbs (constantly)  is someone who's been here before?  Just my thoughts....

Damp and windy here. Those two fat pigeons are out there - just waiting....they're always waiting.... looking and waiting.....

Friday - hurrah! 

Have a good day everyone, whatever you're doing 

perlite,vermiculite,coco coir, grit

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 07:51

I suggest you look at all the other threads you started where you've already asked the same questions. Several people have already taken time to reply to all these questions 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 21:30

We're  quite sad really .... 

I got ridiculously excited today at the sight of the spinach seedlings coming through...

mind you - I get excited at a nice rock on a hill....

...and as for watching the blue tit getting short shrift in the feeder from the little mouse....who needs the tv   

Simple pleasures 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 21:24

Bob - I decided to put in a load of species ones after having a few in a previous garden. The aspect of the new extension gave me the opportunity to have a 'hot' border - strong, bright clashing colours, but also plants which simply like drier conditions. I love those little species tulips best. Waiting for the Little Beauty ones to open - should be any day now - and they're scented apparently   

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 20:59

Really marvellous Yvie. All set up and ready to go for all that pond watching in the summer  

It's surprising how quickly it can take shape if you get the weather and time. Look forward to seeing all the new planting going in.

I've decide to take a slice of grass away and make my pond bigger too 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 20:39

Liri - 

I have loads of little seedlings chicky. It never stops being exciting, does it?  

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A Little ditty

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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