Latest posts by fidgetbones

Mature trees, shrubs and perennials dying

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 14:56

The curling of the leaves looks more like hormone weedkiller damage. Have you mulched around your garden with bought in manure? Some is contaminated by aminopyralid, or compost using grass clippings treated with clopyralid.

What was the winning name for the sweet pea competition

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 09:32

Not my choice then

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 09:28

I did that with the wheeliebins this week. Two full to   put out, and three compost bagfuls to go in them after emptying. The weeds are loving all this wet. I compost as much as I can, but perennial weed roots and anything seeding goes in the green waste bin.

My dahlias have buds but no flowers yet.

Blue Magnolia

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:37

Is it a Magnolia acuminata, aka blue magnolia or cucumber tree? 

or are you expecting blue flowers?

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:23

Lol, I thought Graham had a fish flood.

Lily, did you get to drink all the wine out of the boxes before artfully arranging them?

Lovely gardens everyone. Mine is all bashed down by rain. Every year I put in more  plant scaffolding. Every year something goes over. The banana seems to be loving the rain though.

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:16

If you deadhead you may get a second flush. If you don't, you get seeds to scatter around and more plants. 

In my experience they only last two to three years, so I save seeds off of the best purple to raise a few new ones.

Wisteria hasvdied

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:11

Is it grafted.? Check around the graft join to see if it is weeping or cracked.

Has anyone been using weedkiller in the vicinity?

My flowers ..

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 22:08

You can zoom in????? OMG. What are you using?

gallery of shame

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 22:04

I used to have a rep who always wanted to know if we needed any "babies bokkles"  I used to cringe. Training new assistants how to say bronchial  instead of bron_I _cull was a good game.

Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:53

My enchanters nightshade has white flowers too.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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