Latest posts by Fairygirl

Moss growing in pot

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 18:03

Some of my potted bulbs are well covered Tetley. Now that you've mentioned mulch, I'll just tell everyone it's deliberate 

I usually just clear it away when I top up the compost or when it becomes unsightly. It mainly happens with stuff that's put aside after flowering in spring as it's often in a shadier, sheltered spot. Doesn't seem to be a problem, but it's untidy looking more than anything, so you may want to clear it and add gravel or something similar to improve the look and set your rose off nicely  

Who still has bees?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 17:58

Loads of bees here - on Sedums, Buddleias, wild rocket, Clematis and various other bits and pieces. Not seen as many hoverflies as usual, but perhaps I have fewer plants for them. Or maybe I've just not been in the garden so much this year. 

S*d all butterflies though. Been a bad year for them - too cold and wet. I've seen very few, even on the buddleias  


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 17:54

Hosta - lovely that you've had the contact with your niece and all is well. Hope it continues 

Glad you had a good holiday BL - if somewhat exciting! No chance of a rest if you're watching grandchildren though....you'll need another holiday! 

Lesley - I've posted on DD's thread re Shadow, and happy to sort something with you if she goes ahead with transporting him. 

Verd- what possesses people to be posting on that b****y facebook in those circumstances? Even if it's to offer support to the victim's family and friends ( the only ones who should have support ) surely you do that privately? It's all 'me, me, me' nowadays.

Or am I old fashioned...

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 17:31

Haven't even read all this thread DD, and not a doggy person as I've said before - but glad to help with the dog transport convoy.

I'm south side of Glasgow so not difficult to do the rest if anyone wants to get him to me   

Pyracantha Growing Conditions

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 08:11

Like some of the others, I had one in a north facing corner - never had any sun at all and had loads of berries which the birds loved at this time of year.

So, in other words, Jay - they'll grow and berry anywhere, but perform at their best with a bit more sun and an open position 

Moving shrubs and perennials

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 08:04

You seem to have a good idea of what you want James so, as Hosta says, you're in charge!

I can understand why you want to keep the privacy, but good underplanting will help distract your eye from the conifer as well.  Good advice from both of the boys re moving your shrubs. If you get plenty of rainfall, most plants move without difficulty at almost any time as they'll establish quickly. If not, keep an eye on the watering till they are - that's why this time of year can be ideal as we (in theory!) approach a wetter period.

Leylandii any good for wildlife?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 07:57

I'd agree with Hosta and also doc. Properly managed they're great for cover - vital if you live in an area with lots of predators. If you feel you already have loads of that, then take it out and have a big change. The world's your 'lobster' !  


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 07:54

Morning all. Hope today brings better things for everyone who needs it. glad you're feeling a bit better now Pat 

Bushman - think you've had plenty of trauma to deal with so don't feel that you're a fraud in any way.

Verd -  I'm slightly astonished that the perpetrators are in a position to be on Facebook instead of being in a jail somewhere.  

Cold here - currently around 5 degrees, but the shiny round thing is out. Hope it stays - I love those kinds of days, even if I have to work.

Off for a look round before I go. Love to all of you that are struggling with with problems x


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:13

I'd agree with Verd, Sally. Photos are one of the most important things to have, as are  records of any conversation  - that's where email is so useful. Phone calls are hopeless unless recorded - your word against theirs.

Disgraceful that companies think they can behave that way. Turf isn't cheap - no matter where it's from or how much you buy.

Keep at it - don't let them off the hook.


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 18:29

Not sure what to say to you all. Wanted to offer best wishes to Bushman as he's been through the mill, and Pat as she's still having a rough time, but I then read DD's post and, even though I'm not a doggy person at all, I immediately felt so sad for her - such a horrible situation. Then I read Verd's post....

I know it can't help in a physical way, but I'm thinking of you all trying to cope with your different issues and, yet again, wishing I had a real wand.

Life can be very, very difficult to understand sometimes.

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