Latest posts by fidgetbones

Plants you don't like...are there any?

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 10:18

I hate that black lily grass, Ophiopogon, It just looks dead to me.

How can I remove this clump?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 22:49

You will probably need a pickaxe or rootbreaker.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 21:59

Sweet dreams, Clari and reggie.

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 23:40

I think the coir used in hanging basket liners may have been treated with something. If it has not rotted, chop it up a bit, wet it and throw it back in again.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 23:37

Half a trifle left if anyone wants some.


Bulb questions

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 23:34

I planted a huge bag of mixed daffs from Lidl. They have an extended season that way. If you only have one variety, the display will be over sooner

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 10:51

Hubby is feeling better this morning. Courtesy car has come. Same size car but smaller engine, manual gearbox, no safety pack, no winter pack. No idea how long it will take to put a new rear on the old one.

Fridge full, shopping done, wine at 4c outside at the moment.

Have a good day folks.

Plant I. D please

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 19:45

Looks like a tree peony.  New leaves will come from the terminal buds in Spring. I find the leaves go brown but hang on for most of the winter, When they go crinkly, I carefully take them off.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:27

I have the same problem with cooked sausages in the fridge. How that mouse manages to open the fridge door, I'll never know. I'm not  buying most of the food for the party until tomorrow morning. Easier to keep him off it then. He can go and prep an area for fireworks while I cook the pork for hot pork baps with stuffing and bramley apple sauce.  All the drinks except red wine are outside cooling down. Anyone know what temp it will be tomorrow? When I was 40 , it snowed. Most of the family didn't turn up. We chilled the champagne by lying it in the snow. Shame there were only five of us to drink six bottles of the vintage stuff.


Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:22

Looks like a feed in Spring would be good. The leaves look like they have a mineral deficiency, possibly magnesium. Something with a wide spread of nutrients like seaweed meal .

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