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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Repotting Lilly?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 12:32

Think that's an Amaryllis or a Hippeastrum, which is the same family. I have no knowledge of those I'm afraid but someone else here might know the best solution. You could also google the names and see if that helps. Many specialist sites will have info about plant care and cultivation 

Repotting Lilly?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:37

Hi NIkB. What kind of lily is it? Is it one of the indoor 'Peace' lilies or something similar rather than the outdoor kind?

Room 101

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:33

Can I put Room 101 into Room 101?  


it would be easier to name the things I wouldn't put in...


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:29

Cheesy-leeky-potato thingy sounds very tasty Wintersong 

Could it have been a dunnock? I have a couple of regulars here. I've put some cheese and sultanas out for the ground feeders and they were straight in to them. The robin and blackbirds love them too. Re your clematis protection - I used those big plastic water bottle (or any fizzy type ones would do) for exactly the same thing. Just slit them up one side and cut off the top and bottom. I stuck some together to make them taller as it was rabbits doing the damage and they could still reach over the tops. Even some canes popped in round the base might do the trick for puppy paws 

Leaky doo dah fixed, shower been had and heating on drying out all the damp kitchen ceiling. I'm b****y roasting now  

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:20

A victory for common sense 

difficult lawn

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:19

The combination of shade and the tree will make it almost impossible to grow grass very successfully fiona. The roots will take all the moisture from the area and it's hard for  grass to deal with that for any length of time. Perhaps it would be time to try something else. Make the surrounding area a border/bed and grow some ground cover which will cope with shade and poor soil conditions. If you go down that route, Vinca (periwinkle) springs to mind but there's lots of other options too. Some hardy geraniums will cope there although they're not evergreen.

When to plant out...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 09:44

I've never used the micro fungi but then I'm very cynical. Never had a problem getting plants to establish but any new areas I plant into have compost and B, F and B added and mixed into the soil as it's heavy clay. I think if you prepare the ground before planting anything, they stand a good chance of doing well. 

I've never used Bonemeal alone either Verd, always B,F&B.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 09:31

I'll be round about 4 ish then Lily if that's ok? 

Snowdrop question

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 09:05

My sister gave me a few little pots when I moved in here two years ago,. She'd dug them up from her MIL's garden and they'd been languishing for months with no attention. I stuck them in a border and they flowered beautifully last year and the shoots are all poking through again now. They're pretty resilient, but it doesn't do them any favours to be dry. 


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 09:00

Doesn't bear thinking about KEF - they'd be  little hobbity winged creatures 

The heating was on for about half an hour while I cleaned, and I had to turn one of the lounge ones off it was so hot! Huge difference. Just as well as I believe it's to be very cold this weekend. I might have it on full blast and wear a t shirt just for the hell of it.

I'm easily pleased 

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