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Latest posts by Fairygirl

30cm plant plugs - GW offer

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:10

Final height I would think. I'd pot on too.

Who said "bug ugly"?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:03

Gorgeous pansyface 

Lovely striped 'trousers' on his ickle legs 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:02

Jon - the seed packets should all have a 'use by' date. I don't trust anyone who sells seeds without that.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:59

Christine - when you said 'any ideas what's eating the slugs and drinking the beer' it reminded of an old Dave Allen story about the wolves coming and drinking the beer 

Know what you mean Sarah -we  get a lot of slugs and snails. I snip them as I hate the salt solution and refuse to buy beer. I chuck the massive snails over the fence into the road and let them take their chances with the traffic....

Ids please (revisited!)

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:54

Yes - water hawthorn is exactly as you describe philippa. It's a lovely plant - had it in a previous garden though it didn't survive more than  couple of years 

However, think the OP has been told water hyacinth 

Doesn't look right for that though. Think fidget has the right ID. Don't they get a bit big? 

Small Dried-up Strawberries

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:45

I have strawbs in pots ommthree- they need plenty of nutrition as they use it quickly. I often get little ones as you describe and just remove them. They sometimes get overshadowed by the foliage as well so I remove a few bits of that to let light in. 

Anything on a balcony will need more tlc just because of the location - exposure to drying winds for instance.  


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:43

I have a long wish list of Alliums now Dove...


Talkback: Eight ways to get a better tomato harvest

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:42

I experimented last year using smaller pots and treating 'em mean. Had a great harvest  

tkapelko - can you offer a bit more info? Are the plants indoors or out for instance. Weather can cause damage. Curling is quite normal - up to a point - some leaves will naturally wither away and you can remove them. Overcrowding can be an issue - is there plenty of airflow round your plants? If in pots, they will need more water than outdoors and make sure there's loads of ventilation.

A pic would be great if you can manage. Click on the oak tree icon in the toolbar above where you post. It doesn't appear on some devices and phones though. 


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:27

LP - P Nyssen is a bulb supplier

I've just ordered a new camera as well.....

I walk by myself now that I'm no longer with the partner I walked with. 

RB - you're so right re the killings. I only lost a camera which is easily replaced - and has just been.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:41

Lovely chicky - I have them on my porridge too but have never grown them. I suppose I should as we have the ideal conditions here for them 

lily - I trudged back up the hill a bit, but frankly - all rocks and tussocks of rough grass look the same (no path) and I'd already been out long enough by then and it's a two hour drive home. I've been debating getting a new camera so I suppose it's forced my hand. 

Feeling very idle but refuse to feel guilty  

Just been looking at Peter Nyssen site after seeing it mentioned on another thread. Think I've earmarked about sixty quid's worth already 



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