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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 21:31

You've been working hard gardengirl! I have trouble with my wrists too -too much diy and lifting,shovelling and building over the years! Take it easy tomorrow and have a rest 

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 21:16

How about Achilleas, Alstroemerias,  Red hot pokers , Lupins and Penstemons. There's reds oranges and yellows in the first three and good purples in the two others? All 'spikes' rather than bushy. All fairly easy to get hold of and usually plenty of varieties in most GCs/nurseries.


Any good Matty?

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 21:06

Will have a think!

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 20:54

Any particular colour or colours Matty?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 20:49

Gardengirl-no pic! It's pretty annoying this thing with the pix. Hope they can sort something out soon.

Chica I've been back out digging and just in- hands are freezing! Having cup of tea and large kit kat  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 19:46

Hi Zoomer-we've all been busy digging, pruning, potting and generally gardening on here -hurray!

And who cares if we're 'in' or 'out' -as long as we all have a nice time and are happy! 

Pruning a Flowering Cherry

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 19:41

Good advice Dove. Patience is the key!

Louise -another thing you can do is raise the canopy if you're short on space as it still keeps the basic shape of the tree. Some of the lower branches are removed so that you have more height underneath- if that makes sense! 

lawn maintenance, under poor conditions

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 19:32

Jane-this can be a real problem with new houses as often the gardens hide a multitude of sins! It looks like you have a slope there which in itself isn't a problem but what is the aspect of the plot and what other buildings etc are around you? As you'll see from the previous posts shade and heavy compacted ground are the enemy of grass so it's important to take that into consideration. I love  a bit of grass -  like most people- but if the situation isn't right for it -it's a waste of time, money and energy trying to maintain it. 

Ideas appreciated for shrubs to create structure in my new garden

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 19:11

Thanks Verd-yes been busy and managed to restrain myself at GC! Got lawn feed which was all i was going for but bought some pots and another pasque flower so did another little alpine pan to go with the one I have. Been grasscutting and digging and hacking back stuff so quite productive!

I intend getting another pear as I love them but will have to wait! Potted on my toms and they are really growing well. One of my cannas showing signs of life so keeping fingers crossed!


Posted: 27/04/2013 at 19:01

Oh Matty-don't give in and do the painting yourself...stand firm! 

GG-eat it standing up-doesn't count then 


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