Latest posts by fidgetbones

Victoria plums

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:58

They come off easily in the hand when ripe. Be careful, because the wasps always know the day before you will. Try one and see.

Novice gardener needs help identifying plants.

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 20:48

1 rose

3 Bramble (blackberry)

5 Hellebore

7 Bramble

9 Lysimachia clethroides

10 Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)

11 Hardy geranium

12 Possibly an Iris.

Rocket seedlings

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 18:26

Slugs or snails.

Gaps at bottom of shrubs

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 18:24

A roll  of wire netting will stop the balls. I can't see any way of closing the gaps in that type of hedge. It is not conducive to laying, like a hawthorn hedge would be. You could try gently bending stalks over and tying to canes until they ripen and stiffen.


Posted: 31/07/2017 at 16:34

Calendula  type marigold ( as opposed to french or african)

Waterproof bird feeders

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:53

I use droll yankee feeders with a dome over the top. It keeps the contents  dry even in heavy rain.

Banana babies

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 08:40

Leave them where they are for this year. When you repot next spring, just as new growth starts, you should be able to tease them away from the main plant and pot them on singly into a 15 cm pot to start, then into a larger pot for the rest of the summer.


Posted: 30/07/2017 at 21:39

How much biology did you do at school.?

If you google "Botany for gardeners" there are a number of basic texts available.

Rose cuttings

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 17:54

Take hard wood cuttings in winter when the plant is dormant.

Cosmos very tall!

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 14:41

They will flower. Just give them a feed of tomato fertiliser to encourage flowering. Too much nitrogen and they will grow huge before eventually flowering.

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