Latest posts by fidgetbones

Apple tree pest

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:46

Yes, I would say Codling moth. Use pheromone traps from when flower buds start to open. Hang fat balls in trees to encourage blue tits.

Does anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:43

Sisyrinchium striatum.

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.

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