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Fairy Ring

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 11:35

Posy........well said.  Brilliant and honest

 And, Posie, fairies don't actually exist even down here in the land of the pixies so garden as you please; you aren't desreoying their homeland.  

I am annoyed by whomever told you off for trying to eradicate moles.......

this is a garden forum and mostly we are trying to grow plants WE like from all over the world and this is absolutely fine.  We don't have to follow nature, garden like it is wild or accept an excess of pests determined to destroy what we lovingly nurture.  I don't want a grub hotel or grow nettles for butterflies or leave rotting chunks of wood about for beetles. But I am as kind, thoughtful and generous as most who push for these things. The great outdoors is doing well and much of the wildlife pay a visit so they must like it ...... 

Wonky........a perfect lawn?  No.  A good lawn? Yes.  

I had a visitor saying I should sow daisies in my academic too....a professor of "posh and I say" .   His garden is full of "wildlife", snails, rotting vegetation, unkempt "borders", and (he "loves") dandelions and ofher "natural" indigenous plants.  So angry was I with him that I gave him...............


           A cup of tea 




Ooooooo, enjoyed that 

where is that rant thread?


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 07:54

Had a similar problem with plums......the solution then was to pick before they ripenened. 

I think birds may have initially caused damaged to alert wasps so netting to keep birds off Patricia 


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 07:45

Hello forkers

overcast, humid, very warm and misty morning. not really wet though. should be lovely for walkimg in.

hope Im wrong about the blight Dove but sounds a sensible move to keep toms apart although blight is airborne I think.  

The recent rain has made so much growth but I think from tomorrow hot dry weather is returning 

expecting a parcel of plants today....these are replacements from a different supplier for damaged plants received last week. Feel like a kid when plants arrive  

Wild crocosmia is not flowering

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 07:38

montbretia thrives on neglect I think.  I suspect you have been feeding it, watering it and prob mulching it..or at least planted in compost enriched soil 


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 22:08

You think you have frightened me Fishy?  I can keep more than 20 paces away so I'm safe. Smart me,,see! 

Fairy Ring

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 22:04

A bit of lateral thimking........feed the lawn well. it will do 2 things. One it will green up the grass this disguising the fairy ring. second it will strengthen the grass.

spiking and raking in autumn may help


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:59

Ah!  But I can type jekylandhide..... used to type quicker than the girls. 

Same disease Fishy...same family. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:53

Why, thank you indeed Susan.  Worth posting then 

all this talk of cream teas has decided me to partake hugely very soon 


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:50

victoria. still think main pot is of astrantias.  Don't judge leaf whites have paler leaves.  The dark reds have darker leaves.

anyway, grow them on and we will soon know. you may have a new colour there.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:39

Looks like astrantias to me Victoria.

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