Latest posts by fidgetbones

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:57

I have it too.Snowberry. Bit invasive but it looks pretty with all the berries on.

What are these please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:51

The bottom one with the reddish new leaves is an ash tree seedling, get it out. 

Middle one looks like a peony

Top one a cotoneaster. At least two of those (1& 3) will have grown from seeds dropped by birds sitting on the tree.

Spindly tomato plants

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 11:56

If you bury the stem up to the first true leaves, extra roots form out of the stem to help the plant. Plant as deep as you can.


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:17

I'm going to summer prune the goosegogs as well. They're coming out. I only grew them for Dad, I have a load in the freezer from last year, and no one wants them.


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 07:11

As yours get longer, the days get shorter here. The nights are drawing in and summer hasn't started yet!


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 05:32

Woken by a rising Sun. I see bits of blue sky through the curtains. My druid ancestors must be calling me for the summer solstice. I am hoping for a dry day, and hope to get more plants in, after I have dug weeds out.

Yesterday it rained for most of the day here. I ended up stripping and remaking the bed, washing and drying sheets, and washing the kitchen floor. Quite enough h@@$&work for one week.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 05:25

You can have our rain for a bit, with pleasure. The ground is saturated. A week or two of sunshine, and we will have a jungle.

Giant Alliums

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:58

If it has finished, a gentle tug pulls the stem out of the bulb, leaving the bulb in place for next year.


Posted: 20/06/2016 at 10:10

Weigela florida

dwarf sunflowers

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:48

Slugs or snails. Check at night with a torch, or use slug pubs around them to drown them.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 24/06/2016 at 20:24

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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