Latest posts by fidgetbones

looking after out door Jasmin

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:11

I let mine do its own thing. I hack off bits that go where I don't want them. I am sat by mine now, it's just starting to flower this year. It is glorious.


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 10:53

I am still struggling with photos. Sometimes they will, sometimes they won't. Yesterday I tried to post a photo 3.7 Mb. No good. I tried three times then gave up.

Sunny here so I guess this is summer. 

Lots of stuff to do before guest arrival tomorrow. TTFN.

Decorative furniture covers

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 10:20

You're in the wrong place.


Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:42

I dont find honeysuckle need much feeding.

when you say you have taken a bit, do you mean a cutting or has it got roots already?

A better White Rose

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:40

Climbing iceberg

Do not mix up with the shrub rose iceberg

Rosa: Oakington Ruby

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:29

Jason Bloom is carrying on the family tradition. He has a nursery at Bressingham.

try  email

It is possible that they may have one in cultivation and may be able to propagate it for you.

Apple Tree Rootstock

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:13

Trees that are used for rootstocks are there to restrict the growth of the tree to a size suitable for the garden.Without a variety grafted on top, they will produce an apple, but not likely to be very edible. The top graft is selected for the fruit quality.

Cherries are often grafted on to Colt rootstock, which gives a tree about 10 ft tall. There is a wild cherry growing next door, 15 years old, 40 ft high. The cherries are so high, the wood pigeons and blackbirds have them all.

This might explain it better..

Summer Bulbs

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:50

Alliums I would dig up, and plant deep later on in the year, assuming they have died down now. The tiny ones I lined out in the veg patch, I used for cut flowers, and now I have dug them up and dried them off. I will replant in gaps in the veg garden in September. I find they flower better if 6 inches deep. if shallow, the bulbs split and make lots of small bulbs.

Agapanthus, I would just wait.

Summer Bulbs

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:20

Are the alliums planted  deep enough. ? I find they do better planted six inch deep, assuming they are the large type like globemaster or purple rain, or christophii.

Agapanthus may take a year or two to settle down and flower in the soil, they flower quicker if rootbound in a pot.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:16

Well this weekend heatwave failed to materialise. My friend is flying in from America on Monday, she says she will bring us some heat. about time we had a summer.

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