Latest posts by fidgetbones

What is this plant?

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:19

I think it is a white Diascia. It is usually treated as an annual though it is a just hardy perennial. You may lose it in very harsh weather. You could take cuttings in Spring from new growth if  it survives this winter.

what is the best pumpkin/squash you've ever grown ?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:30

Crown prince tasted really good and stored well, but took an awful lot of space for the amount produced. Last year I bought a couple in Lidl and then stored them.

Anyone know of these are weeds?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:27

I did that too, when I first came here, I thought I had lots of geums, i even potted some up for mum. She was not best pleased.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:16

I made four fruit cakes in loaf tins yesterday. We're half way through he first one. Just testing.

The rest I have to wrap up in greaseproof for christmas.

Today I have chopped off all the leaves on the banana, so that I can get other stuff in the greenhouse. I have located the heater, so nearly ready for bad weather next week. Amazing how much water is in the leaf ribs. I could squeeze them out.  I then massacred the fig tree, and put the lot through the shredder. Two tub trugs full to add to the compost heap.

 Now for a glass of red with my roast chicken dinner.

ID please

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 15:13

It looks like a lavatera. Did it have pink mallow type flowers?

Just hoed up my green manure seedlings!

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 11:42

Even seedlings add to the overall mix. You could always put a layer of cardboard over the top of the compost , to give you an easy start in Spring.

Penstemons .

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 11:39

If the tips are growing and roots coming out of the bottom, I would pot them on singly into 10 cm pots of good potting compost. Keep them protected until spring and pinch out the growing tips to make them bush. They will not need heat, just protection from the worst of the weather, cold frame will be fine.

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 11:37

I have mixed opinions on it. Done well, and trimmed regularly, and with the right setting, it can look good.  Untrimmed it looks bad. In the wrong setting, it looks bad.  I think overall I would prefer a good cultivar of Acer palmatum dissectum, with good autumn colour.

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:13

Cafe au lait. First year from a bought tuber it struggled. This year it has huge flowers on a Bush five foot high. One flower would make a bridal bouquet, or just singly in a vase.  Love it.

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:52

Are you in  China?

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