Latest posts by fidgetbones

Cooking Japanese quinces

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 16:19

Put it in a fruit bowl with a banana. That should help ripen it. I have added some to apple sauce. It makes it more aromatic, or you can just enjoy the smell.  Japanese quince are not supposed to be edible in the same way as normal quince.

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 09:14

It started out as old farm buildings and a field before he got to work on it.

Musa Basjoo -plant out?

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 18:36

That was bought as a reduced to £5 at this time of year, two years ago.

My sloping garden

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 09:58

Does it slope away from the house downwards or upwards? If you terrace a slope that is sharply upwards from the house, you end up facing a wall. If it is only a slight slope you can put in a few steps. A big slope might need a meandering path. Have you a photo giving  an idea of size, slope etc?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:10

I still have loads of bulbs to plant. New daffs have gone in pots. Free mixed daffs and tulips go in the ground. Old bulbs out of last years pots go in any space going.  Only there is no space until I clear out dahlias and other summer tender items. I need to get salvia cuttings done sharpish.  I'm not doing lasagne pots again. I didn't get the timing of bulbs right. I had early tulips before late daffs and it just looked a mess.  I have a neighbour across the road who spends all winter in warmer climes. I may just do a bit of guerilla planting in the grass along his front. Most of us now have assorted daffs by the front wall. It brightens the area up come Spring time, but I only use cheap mixed daffs because some seem to go missing when the schoolkids go by  I hope their mums enjoy them. For the same reason, all my choice plants are in the back garden.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:48

I've had a quick reply from the bulb suppliers. Replacement bulbs to be sent out soon.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:47

How much notice have you to give for your old work, Wonky?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:25

Cold here. Bit of frost on the garage roof.

Any coffee going?

Mauritius Native Grows Here

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:12

Do they have a conservatory.? Mauritius is tropical, but we have frosts and most of their plants will not survive outside here.


Posted: 03/10/2016 at 06:28

I grew them in plug trays, to drop the seedlings in where I needed them. I lost half a tray to slugs, but I find it easier to use slug  pellets on the greenhouse bench, where the hedgehogs can't get at them.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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