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Latest posts by fidgetbones

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:05

Mice or voles, they will eat the seed and leave the growing tip.

Asiatic Lilies

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:35

That sounds good. I have some outside in pots, (nottingham outskirts) and they are showing through.  They were planted last year or year before. I top dress with well rotted farm yard manure as they like being fed. If the compost is too wet, raise the pot off the floor on bricks to let it drain better.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:14

Its not been my mums or mine either. Mums tomatoes are ready to go at least two weeks earlier than usual, with the date of sowing the same.

My seedlings in the greenhouse are romping away. February sown sweet peas are catching up with October sown.

My electric fan heater bill will be way down on last year.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:11

Kef, have you read Never go back by Lee Child. Tesco had it on at £3. Its the latest one.

Multi Headed Daffs

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 18:39

Do you know what variety they are. ?

They look like tete a tete. Small bulbs will produce one flower. Larger bulbs tend to produce two or even three off of one stalk.



Posted: 07/04/2014 at 18:32

I'm not sure yorkshires count as one of your five a day, Kef, even in Yorkshire

Talkback: How to grow dahlias from rooted cuttings

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 18:00

Do you have a warm place you can put them? If so, I would pot them up into largish pots of a good  compost with a little added extra fertiliser. Then water and keep in a warm frost free place. If you do not have a frost free place, Wait a bit before planting out.

trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:53

Are these the same pics as last week.?

Can we have a close up of the leaves?

large gap needs filling

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:11

A buddleja will tolerate lime and quickly fill the gap. There are lots of different colours... pink , white, reddish, as well as the normal pale purple of the wild sort.

Or Buddleja x weyerana has orange flowers that go on until the frosts.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:08

We just had the heavy rain, now its just raining. It knocked so much blossom off the plum and cherry trees it looked like it was snowing. I'd better go and rescue the kale plants from drowning. They were supposed to harden off, not learn to swim.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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