Latest posts by fidgetbones

Who's appeared in the border this time?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 13:51

I   think you're on the right track. Much further than that will require a flower.



Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:47

Off to work again for me. 

The bindweed might have swallowed the house while I am out. It has already got everything within ten feet of a hedgeline.

Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 15:36

Brugmansia sanguinea.


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:27

No one  out of bed yet?

It looks miserable outside, but I'm off to work.

See you later folks.

Flower ID

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:25

I would even go so far as to say Calendula officinalis. A k a pot marigold.  The petals are edible and can be added to salad, or will colour rice as fake saffron.

Plant identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:18

No guarantees, its just that is what came to mind.

Help, perennials, everything is dying/wilting!

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:15

The lily, I just cut off the flower head. That stops it making seeds, and the leaves can push nutrient back into the bulb to build it up for next year.

 If the sunflower main flower has already wilted , cut it off to encourage the side shoots. Otherwise it puts its energy into making seed. I would let it do that later on in the year.

Beech Hedge Dying - Advice Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:12

They do turn brown in winter and stay on until spring, but it is a bit early for that. My beech is still all at the green stage.

Beech Hedge Dying - Advice Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:11

Water it at least once a week with a bucket of water per plant. In Drought conditions, a good soaking once a week is better than a sprinkle every day.

I.D. Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:09

  Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' 

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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