Latest posts by fidgetbones

Evergreen screening

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:42

If its fast growing, you will be forever having to clip it to keep it under control.

Yew or holly can be clipped into a nice evergreen hedge. Holly has the advantage it deters people from getting too close. You could probably get pot grown plants a couple of feet high, and they will grow about a foot a year.

You can get trough grown instant  hedge, ready done at a decent height but it will be expensive.


I have not used these so this is not a recommendation, just a suggestion.


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:35

I have a couple of cherries in very large pots. They don't seem to do very well, mainly because I dont give them enough water.

I think I've fallen in love

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:12

You could take some piccies to post on the fantasy garden, Yvie. I think you are nearest. Just imagine, a grove of  Betula Jacquemontii underplanted with those wonderful double hellebores.


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:03

Its cold out there. Porridge for brekkie. I found the real raspberries this time.

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 10:44

There will of course be a child friendly place where we can lock them up... oops I mean leave them safely in the care of a highly qualified nanny for the day.






Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 10:20

I think Dove is in charge of Lunch..

Totally calorie free for those on a diet.

I'd help

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 10:18

Look like foxgloves. Verbascum leaves are a bit pointier I think.

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:24

Did I mention that all the seasons come together just like they seem to do at Chelsea.

So I walk through the Arch

 to the snowdrops on the edge of the woodland


 and up the hill to the bluebells.

 I do like some of these old gnarly trees


Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 08:57

I like that. Just the place to have breakfast after my swim. Its on the edge of woodland, majestic mature oaks and beeches, and the smell coming from the sea of bluebells is intoxicating. I feel a walk coming on.

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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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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