Latest posts by fidgetbones

Jelly Like Substances Appear In Lawn

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 21:11

braver than me. I wouldn't taste it.


Posted: 03/04/2017 at 21:02

Give them a watering and check in the morning.

 Now I'm on the laptop I can give you the Touchwood site  for reference.

You've got me worried. I have been around the garden inspecting. I think mine are OK,  Mine do not have buds yet. They must be a bit behind yours.

Jelly Like Substances Appear In Lawn

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 20:52

I think they are the water absorbing gel granules they sell to mix in potting composts for hanging baskets etc.

Moving Alliums

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 20:50

I think if you move them now you will lose the flowers for this year. They die down quickly after flowering, when the tops are brown, dig them up and dry off to replant in the autumn.


Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:11

The aquilegia mildew shows up as light green and dark green mottled leaves at first, and progresses to a powdery stage later. 


Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:57

Is the leaf curling the only problem? Are the leaves mottled and dead at the edges.?The touchwood aquilegias site has full details. I'd leave it a bit and see if it grows out of it. If the leaves go yellow and mildewed, then burn it.

John Innes v Topsoil

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:41

I think if you add in some fertiliser such as blood fish and bone, or osmocote granules, it will be fine.

neighbours - fences vs hedgerows

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:36

Maybe next door would not want a hedge narrowing their garden as well. One of my neighbours used to prune a beech hedge right back to the boundary, even though it left a row of are trunks on their side.


Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:32

Ideal place for it, if it is a sunny spot. 

Tree Lilies

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:20

If you are growing tree lilies in pots, they need to be the biggest pots you can handle. All my tree lilies are in the ground. The other lilies are in huge clay pots. Use a free draining compost, if you only have the multipurpose, add plenty of grit and crock the bottom well. Feed well through the growing period, or mix in osmocote granules to last a season. Big lilies in small pots just fall over, too top heavy.

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