Latest posts by Fairygirl

Long flowering plants

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 18:58

Forgot about primroses/primulas and  white geraniums  Mark 

I have native primulas in there. They often flower all summer if the conditions are right, ie cool and wet. 

I have a little piece of white geranium to put in which is a chunk taken from a bigger one. Some of the whites don't flower quite as well as the more colourful ones, but they're great ground cover, and ideal for underplanting with bulbs etc. I also have Geranium renardii in another border, which has fine purple veining and unusual foliage - quite thick and velvety. 

There are quite a few white varieties, so worth checking out the best do-er to get value for money. Plants have to earn their keep in a small space. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 18:14

I love those walls LP  

My white broom was slightly later and I still had daffs in flower in June that wouldn't normally have been, but I think as the season goes on, things level out. Think the lack of rain in April and May has been a big factor as much as anything here. For my garden anyway. Depends on the type of planting too I expect. 

Enjoy that cucumber - don't eat it all at once now... 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 18:04

Are any of them NOT liars then obelixx?  

Back to pansy's word game...Lough's a good one. 

I've always thought it was funny that so many English people can't pronounce 'loch', yet my English Dad could 


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 17:33

Great Joyce - some match! Thought Querrey was going to let him off the hook!

Andy's making heavy weather of the second set!  

I kept switching channels and managed to miss  the end of Djokovic's match, then missed the drama of Andy's when he should have been serving for the second set  

I blame it on the ironing....

Sad about Caroline Aherne, though I wasn't really a fan. It's some list for 2016....

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 16:17



Posted: 02/07/2016 at 16:15

Believe it or not - I'M ironing....

I'm hoping I don't burn anything because of the tennis! Thought I'd catch up with Andy's match and couldn't find it. Didn't realise the roof hadn't been closed already...

Don't feel sorry for Novak at all.... 

Well done Hosta. Mind that knee...

Very windy here. Annoyingly, it has stopped raining and I don't want to go outside as it will interfere with my tennis watching....

It's a hard life!  


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 15:47

Is anyone watching Djokovic's match?The tension's unbearable  

Worse than watching Andy!  

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 15:39

I wouldn't worry about them at all. I was just thinking, when looking at the full view of the plot, how great the hedge looks!

They're tough as old boots and now that they've filled out, you can let them grow on and just maintain the height when it gets to where you want it  

Snailutopia Euphorbiaville

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 15:31

No - into the road KT, to take their chances with the traffic!   

I have a nice immediate neighbour, although I had a very unpleasant one for a while. in the garden round the corner. The gobs***e son of the owner.   I invented the popular game of 'slug tossing' because of him  

Got quite adept at it...right over my garage ....

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:47

They probably have them well 'contained' ppauper. I wouldn't even be able to fit one of those in  my current tiny pond! My teeny tiny dwarf one is producing some more leaves though and I'm hopeful it may flower later  

Gorgeous pix chicky. That pond is stunning isn't it?

You're looking pretty good too - but get some clothes on girl!  Way too cold for that kind of outfit...

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