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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Powdered Seaweed

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:37

A silly question perhaps, but I've never used seaweed as a feed as I usually use  BF&B when planting into the ground and as a general feed in spring, and tomato feed for flowering/ fruiting plants and things in pots. Do you all find seaweed  better or is it just personal choice?

Bugblaster spray

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:22
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Just another way tokill insects that you should be encouraging richard.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:21

KEF that's a lovely lily. Good rich colour - would work in lots of combinations.

Verd can I nominate me as the star in my garden right now......?

sorry - off topic as I'm not a plant.....coat's on.....


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:16

GG - Perhaps you 'd have been better moving the s.peas into a bit of shade while you were away but if they're in a big pot it's not that easy! I couldn't shift mine easily. I'd suggest sitting them in a saucer of water to keep them going during the heatwave when you go away but, like here, it's not something you'd normally have to worry about in Wales ! If you did that it would probably pour and they'd be drowned instead 

A good water and they'll be fine. 

How to deal with old gravel?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:08

I use them in pots too James- I've got loads of the red ones here (they match the red fence ) and i'm gradually removing them. Have used loads in my concrete as well!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:58

The great thing about Fatsias is you can remove branches to shape them the way you want although they do shed a few older ones themselves anyway. I'll need to take a few out or move the heucheras and hosta as the Fatsia grows.  Like you, I'm going to have some white hydrangeas and fatsias in the back garden when I get it organised as I'll be creating a shady area against the new fence. 


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:20

I'll get the coat...I'll need it today for a change!

GG- You deserve your breaks- you're always busy. Great that you've had good weather to enjoy them this year.

Can I get some cake now?

How to deal with old gravel?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:15

Hi Angus. Am I right in saying it doesn't look like a huge amount? If so, I would dig them into any borders you have but spread them out a bit, spray them with weedkiller and leave for a little while first. If you pick a dry,calm day and do it at night the weedkiller really isn't an issue. I'd recommend Resolva as it works very quickly. Even just spreading them out and leaving to dry for a few days would probably see off the weeds. The other thing you could try is blasting them with a hose before digging them in but that may be messy so it would depend on what's nearby!

If you don't want to, or can't do that it's a case of bagging them up and taking to the nearest tip which is a bit of a chore. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:01

MrsG the buddleia turns the right way when you enlarge 

Zombie I had a Fatsia in a previous garden which grew very quickly as it was in just the right spot. It flowered every year too. I bought one about 6 weeks ago for my new front border here and it's grown a fair bit already.

 In the right spot they romp away. I  love them.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:40

Jatnik - I have to agree with you about Chris Packham - don't care for his style at all so I don't watch Springwatch - it's what the off button's for! The moth/butterfly was programme was very enjoyable although I missed some of it as I didn't know it was on. I often use the subtitles instead of having the sound on if I don't like the presenters! 

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