Latest posts by fidgetbones

Lolly beetle

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:20

Provado ultimate bug killer. It is systemic and lasts for six weeks. I give them all a dose now, and then leave them so the effect has worn off by the time they flower, and pollinators are not affected.

Info on viola plz

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:07

Hi, Ryan

Violas are pretty hardy.They can become leggy. if you give them a trim back and a bit of  a feed, they will start flowering again. leggy non flowered shoots can be used as cuttings.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:07

Thunder , Lightning and  torrential rain now. I've still got to water the sweet peas in.

Even the ducks have gone for shelter under the pergola.

Plant IDs please

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:05

Sorry, delete Ribes (currant), I meant Rubus  (berry)

Plant IDs please

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:58

I think plant no 1 is a raspberry, or at least it is ribes family.

2 has lilac shape leaves, but I cannot enlarge the photo so....

Wild Flowers

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:09


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:07

That's planting sweet peas, not plating. We need the edit button back.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:06

Mine just came with some damp newspaper.

While I was plating sweet peas, I tipped them out of the roottrainers and found a vine weevil grub.  Considering they were on a shelf in the greenhouse, I wasn't expecting that.

A tasty morsel for the robin though.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:46

I got about two thirds of the sweet peas in. Now it's chucking it down with rain. Sue Pollard and Winston. Churchill will have to wait until tomorrow now.

I had 900g of live mealworms  arrive today. The blackbird loves them. I've put them in the garage fridge. Do I feed them?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 10:06

I'm only getting emails about pm's, and that is all I want.  Having to untick every time will be a pain in the wrist.

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