Latest posts by fidgetbones

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 12:06

Wheres the job based Dove?. I know someone in that line of work just been made redundant. She organises flights to offshore rigs, safety training etc. She is in Houston Texas, but has a UK, Australian and USA passports,  so can work almost anywhere except Canada.


Posted: 05/07/2017 at 11:56

Looks a lot like comfrey. Keep pulling the leaves to exhaust it, or paint the individual leaf with glyphosate gel or stick. (round up stick)

How to dry sea holly

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 12:01

I cut at the base after the flowers have opened fully, and hang upside down in the garage.  One left will chuck seeds around and you will have them for ever more.

First sign's of life

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 11:58

Water well and keep slugs off. A slug pub of beer is useful.  If they are not winding round the sticks, I tie them on at first with soft string.

Why are Hollyhock seeds multicoloured?

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 11:56

Thompson and Morgan sell Peaches n dreams which are peach doubles.  Sown early say February , they flower the same year and avoid rust.

 There is also a pink one called fiesta time

Chiltern seeds have a red double, a white double, and blackcurrant swirl as single colours.

Identifying this plant

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 21:23

Mel, start a new thread for a different plant.

There is a red box at the top labelled "Start new thread"

Tomato flowers

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 20:50

Give it a week or so. You should see marble size tomatoes by then.

learning ideas

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 19:55

Xylem carry water. Phloem transport food.

Tomato flowers

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 19:50

Can you post a photo?

The flowers go brown after pollination and the dried up flower drops off of the small tomato as it grows.  If the entire area is going brown it may be a rot of some sort.

Runner beans

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 19:23

Try growing them in a new place.  Put brassica family ( cabbage etc) where the beans have been.

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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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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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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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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