Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:19

It seems to have brightened up. Mrs Mallard hasn't been for breakfast. I dont know what shes doing up in Scotland.

I stocked up on dog food at the supermarket. Right load of cheeky fox  cubs this year, I'm expecting them to start knocking on the back door for dinner.

 I've been doing sudoko in front of the fire. I suppose I should turn it off and go and  do something, like water the plants in the greenhouse. I think some of the later flowering stuff like rudbeckias will have to go in larger pots, to slot in when the oriental poppies get cut down.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:32

I'm going to watch it on catch up later.

wilting geranium help

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:30

Can we see a new picture of it flowering?

Sweet Williams

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:18

Sweet williams are biennial ,grown from seed one year and flowering the following spring. 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:40

I'm planting out my Salvia patens,grown from seed last year and overwintered, then grown on in large pots. They should be in flower soon. I have four dahlias in large buckets to go in a piece of weed infested clay. Nothing permanent is going there until I've improved the soil a lot and got rid if the bindweed. Oh well, coffee over, back to the soil....


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:05

I put each plug in a 3 inch pot, then overwintered in an unheated growhouse. I took them out in March. They should be fine in a cold frame or sheltered place outside.

Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:02

Mine look like that. survived the slugs and just starting to send up a flower shoot.

Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:45

Did you plant any echinacea?


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:43

Snap, Fleurisa. Epimedium has those mottled leaves. Jap Knotweed has really thick stems at this time of year and would be several feet high by now.


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:34

I bought the lychnis in the hope I will get seed off it to propagate. its just an expensive seed packet.!!!

Raining again here, thanks for sending it ,Nut. You can keep the hail.

The lavender seedlings I had last year. Grown on, they are ready to plant in final positions now. Some may even flower this year.

Not worth £40, but for £5.65, the cost of a couple of packets of seed, you probably get more plants than you would from 2 packets of seed.The plugs are about the size of the tip of my little finger.

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