Latest posts by fidgetbones

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 23:10

I've got a Primula viallii starting to flower again.

Really Interesting Thread

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 22:49

My thought was a Lobelia.

Banana plant not thriving?

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:14

Get the biggest pot you can handle. Feed and water well during the season. Any nitrogenous fertiliser will do. (Nettle feed)


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:12

They grow a couple of inches the first year,and then increase year by year.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:49

Has anyone heard from Panda or Kef recently?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:40

Was warm and humid , now cloudy and breezy,as though a storm is on the way.

5 ids this time please!!

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:38

1 is oregano or marjoram

3 is penstemon

4 is hellebore

4 is Linaria purpurea

bougainvillea Pruning

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:20

Assuming you are in UK, prune in Spring. Keep on the dry side and frost free over winter. Tropical areas with no frost, they can be pruned at any time.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:16

Has anyone got this heatwave? Its warm and muggy and cloudy here.

Nice to sit outside and drink coffee, but hardly bikini weather.

A couple of questions from complete beginner

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 22:56

Garden centres have kale plants in to plant now, and spring cabbage.

 You can sow overwintering broad beans such as aquadulce claudia.

If you have a greenhouse or cold frame you can sow  sweet peas. They do not need heat over winter. If you have a heated greenhouse, sow in Feb, then grow on cold. They soon catch up on autumn sown ones, flowering maybe a fortnight later.

If you can get a copy of John Seymours, the self sufficient gardener, it is pretty comprehensive for a large garden.

The RHS encyclopedias are good as well.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Chelsea 2017

Any thoughts or musings? 
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Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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Plant of the year

what has been your plant of the year? 
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insects on ivy

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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:05

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Ghost orchid

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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 21:02

Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 12:55

Do you remember?

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Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

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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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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