Latest posts by fidgetbones

Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:13

Beans don't really need to be rotated, there is not much build up of soil borne pests for beans.

Onion family and brassicas  and carrots must be rotated otherwise they tend to succumb to pests such as onion root rot and club root.

onion seeds

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 14:25

Robinsons mammoth range

Kelsae. was  available from many sources, but there seems to have been a crop failure last year.

Lawn to meadow

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 23:32

I would strip the top three inches of turf and soil off. Use it as a turf stack, and then use it for potting soil. It is probably too rich for wild flowers. Wild flowers tend to prefer poor soil.

rose cuttings

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 23:27

You can take hard wood cuttings now. Use unflowered shoots as thick as a finger, cut to about a foot long, insert in gritty soil leaving about 3 inch sticking out.  Water if it is dry. Leave for about a year before moving to final position.  I have stuck them in where I want the final rose bush to be, and then left them.

Calling Bensmith412

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 20:22

Shame he's not still  eating Turkey. Maybe he has no family to annoy at Christmas.

Elegant Water Features

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 19:42

Nope. Not likely to either.

Reported to mods.

Last edited: 27 December 2016 19:43:20

Spring bulbs blooming already

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 13:16

I think they will flower now and then the bulbs will have to build up for next year.

A Little ditty

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 00:45

Merry Christmas to you all.

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 00:43

Merry Christmas everyone.  Peace on Earth to all men (and women and gardeners)

Special thoughts for all those working on Christmas Day.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 18:03

I agree, it is not as described, but you have some additional skills that will help with your own garden.

Sales and marketing sound much more  suitable for a lady.

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what has been your plant of the year? 
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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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