Latest posts by fidgetbones

Tulip and Daff offsets

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 05:33

Very small ones will not flower next year. You would have to grow them on for a year or two to get them to flowering size. With tulips, unless you naturalise them and leave them where they are, it's best to only replant the biggest bulbs, and get new ones to top up with.

Deadheading Knautia

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 05:31

I dead head Knautia macedonica Melton pastels. I think it prolongs flowering, usually there is a bud ready to open if you stop it making seed from the first one in the sequence.

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 04:10

I will put seed on the seed swap thread after I have collected it. Seed of aquilegias can be sown late summer, the seedlings then die down for the winter and have a head start on spring sown one's. I pricked out Autumn sown one's in March. I left them in the same seed tray over last winter, pricked them into single three inch pots in March, which are now ready to go in the ground for flowering next May.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 03:53

Your knitted trousers made me laugh, Pat. Are they doll size or person size?

Anyone else use freecycle/trash nothing?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:08

I've not used freecycle, but a lot of mother in laws furniture went that way. When I got married the first time, the only new thing we had was a bed. everything else came via family. It seemed to be a good excuse for someone to have a  new fridge,  remodel the living room, get a new dining suite etc. As I got on my feet and had new,  the still functioning stuff went to another member of the family. (big family, my mum was one of seven and I have 18 cousins.) Its odd going to a relatives, and seeing the table that was donated to me as a student in Manchester, came home in the back of a morris minor, went to my first house, then to my sisters,  and then to a cousin.


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 13:13

Use the  camera icon on the right hand side of the tool bar .

Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 12:17

They need one pot each, preferably taller than wide as they like a deep root run. I would use pots 10cm wide and 20cm deep. Use a free draining compost, or add grit to MPC. Grow on in a shaded area for the summer.Plant late autumn in final position.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 23:42

Hubby now wants me to put them all back on eBay as they are filling a shelf in the garage.

 Copper is very in at the moment you know....

Veg pollination

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 23:34

Strawberries need bees. Tomatoes you can self pollinate by just tapping the plants, although I find even that unnecessary.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:49

Yep, thats what all the polishing was for. I have some brass ones as well, part of a job lot. Interesting how they varied, some had different handles, even though they are all J S & S Sankey reptile pattern, Circa 1920 - 1930 They vary from a  1 pint to 8 pints.

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