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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 15:16

nut- we all do it don't we! I'm always trying to be organised with labelling but don't always manage it. If we were really good we could take pix with a label in front and then print them and put them on kitchen wall or similar so that we would know.

Have I taken that too far?

 Been out potting up my free hostas and now have about 8 because they were falling apart- don't know how they survived under the conifer! The good thing is that they have long roots from desperately trying to find some water! Have discovered that my rescue clematis is not a montana. Foliage was getting too big and the  bud on it was getting bigger and bigger instead of opening and when I looked at it yesterday it was looking purpley at the tip- today it's definitely got a purple tip so it's going to be a nice summer one instead! Hurray! Will now go and buy a white montana for the fence.

Beautiful peony donutmrs

neighbours fence

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 15:06

Most Clematis will be happy Anthony but I wouldn't personally put Hydr. petiolaris on a fence- it's more suited to a wall. If you've lanted recently don't worry- many plants are taking a little time to establishbecause of the poor spring- they don't know if they're coming or going! Just take time to prepare the site properly before you plant anything. There may be a fair bit of compaction of the ground if the fence is newly done. You can also put in shrubs which will be happy trained against a fence and that will give you a bit more scope. Escallonia and Ceanothus to name a couple. They like a decent free draining soil but if you don't have that there are others you can try.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 12:14


Let's see those peonies then!!!

They are beautiful but you're right - the wind and rain really knackers them doesn't it? The one advantage this year of it all being so late is the cherry blossom staying on trees longer. Up here we usually have wild weather as soon as it's out and it's all on the ground before you know it. This year it's staying on the trees and it's lovely!

Mystery Plants from inherited garden

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 12:07

All great fun if hard work Jennifer! Potting shed will be invaluable. I'm thinking of adding an extension to the shed so that i can just go and hide in it 

Had another look and agree aubretia is right after all not phlox- the leaves certainly look more like aubretia. Difficult when we can't always enlarge the pix.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:57

Not sure nut but will take a look at a reference book later if it's any use

Lovely pix! Marion the hawthorn is magnificent- I fancy putting some in here but I always think the blossom smells of cat pee...

MOB rants

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:55

gardenfantic-men always think they can decorate etc better than women.....we'll just let them go on thinking that eh?!!!

I understand the reaction to some of the horrific cases we've discussed here - but I have to say- I'm with Ghandi in that 'an eye for an eye makes us all blind'. I genuinely hope if anyone harmed my children I would have the dignity the Lawrence family showed every time they appeared in the media after the dreadful death of their son.

As I think I've already said  recently - for all the human race has done and achieved - we really haven't come very far at all have we.

Our 'intelligence' is sometimes used in all the wrong ways.


Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:40

Morning Tina. Just back- was also getting a little growhouse for my other 20p toms as it was reduced to a tenner, so even if it doesn't last it'll do for next year or so. Got compost and also 2 clematis in the 'chucking out' corner at GC.  £4.99 each- Etoile Violette and Daniel Deronda. Both well grown just a bit weedy so they'll be fine once I've cleaned them up. 

Managed to resist other items but almost had to reprimand someone contemplating one of those plastic box balls for hanging up.Why not just have a really nice'statement' pot if you don't want to be a**** actually gardening??

Oh well, each to their own. Anyone buying them should be burnt at the stake though..........

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:35

The peony thing is total guff. I've lost count of the number of times I've moved them and they just flower again no prob. Claire Austin did talk about it in an interview recently saying it was rubbish.

Lovely pix John- very neat and tidy as everyone has said.I like a tidy garden- just like my kitchen!

Birdy- have you moved to Australia recently? Think that's the prob with the pix 

Try shoving them on another site- photobucket seems popular on here. You can turn them and transfer them easily, although you should be able to rotate them before you post no matter where you've got them. I have mine on thewindows thingy on the laptop and I can do allsorts with them there too.

Giving us all a right good laugh anyway!!!!!

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:27

i've just bought 3 bags of Murphy's...

I will keep a strict eye on it and I'll take it back if I have problems. Compost's expensive no matter how well off you are and it should do what it's supposed to. The quality is definitely not there this year.

Screen Advert's

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 09:34

I did one yesterday nut- think it was just the standard one. I think you're meant to pay what you want- but I reckon you need to test it first to see if it does the job....

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