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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 16:32

yvette - the flowers are pretty dull. Interesting rather than attractive or exciting 

Strangely - this year, one of mine flowered. I have two identical ones - bought at the same time, in the same containers, same conditions etc, but there was no sign of a spike on the other one.

Most of mine are in containers as it's easier to get the conditions right for them. We get lots of rain and they're fine if they're in nice gritty compost/soil. I don't really feed them either. Maybe the odd seaweed feed for the foliage in spring when I tidy them up.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:10

That's ok doc - I'm being a very brave little soldier.....

I had to re read your post  about film and plant porn...almost got hold of the wrong end of the stick there ....


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:06

Think p doc was taking the 'p' KEF  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:31

Took these a couple of days ago. Oak leaf Hydrangea. First pic is the one planted in the ground, second one is the one still in a pot. Second one hasn't flowered.

Interesting differences!


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:20

Came on suddenly yesterday art - involved a lot of running to the loo....

Not at work today  - having a skive on here with everyone 


silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:12

The white Stellata ones are lovely art. Don't think they get too big but I could be wrong about that. 

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:46

That's what mine look like only a darker green. Think mine were about £6 although the bright ones I had before were double that I'm sure. You're right about the sizing art - that's why I can get my slippers on with them! 

I didn't call them backdoor shoes until I heard Chris Evans calling them that. I expect his are the trade named ones though 


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:20

Fortunately it's not as cold today Dove.  

All fixed now - impressive service! The men were already on the way when I phoned, were across the road for ten minutes and all's well.

Daughter is complaining about the brown water coming through - ' Mum -  the point of a shower is that you're supposed to get cleaner!' she said. Kids eh? 

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:10

Lovely pix art - sorry you're unwell. You can join me on the settee 

I know what you mean about cacti but in the right setting they look terrific. Quite fascinating plants though.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:02

Panda - I just had to phone Scottish Water as 15 mins ago there was nothing coming out the cold tap. Burst pipe or something.

No cistern filling....thank goodness it didn't happen yesterday! 

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