Latest posts by fidgetbones

Missing Eucomis bulb

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 21:38

I bought two and put them in a large pot. Last year they did not flower. They were overwintered frost free, and now they have large strappy leaves and a bud in the middle of each.  fingers crossed.

ID this beautiful bee magnet

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 20:53

I have purple and pink and the bees love it. It does tend to seed about a bit, but easily identifiable if there are too many and you want to eradicate.


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 20:39

My lovely yellow one came from Ashwoods too.All of these are Ashwoods.

Beech nuts

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 20:25

A good qualified tree surgeon will be able to assess it for you.  We had one who took out about two ton of dead wood out of our oak, (with council permission as it has a TPO). You could hardly tell that it had been done. It retained its shape, and he said it should now be Ok for another 20 years before needing any more remedial work.

Whatever you do, make sure he is qualified, not one of the itinerant men with a chainsaw who knock on doors looking for work.


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:45

Thats a bit arty!!

I struggle with plain white paint.

Beech nuts

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 16:30

What you have is a mast year. The tree produces a massive amount of fruit.(beech masts)

This is turn feeds a burgeoning population of birds and rodents.

It may have fewer next year , just a natural variation.


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 16:24

I've just been to wyevale too.

Had fish n chips for lunch (derby do a good lunch) and used coupon for £4 off.

Finally managed to locate some summer citrus food.

I'm glad that i haven't got all those plants  that they  have left at  up to 70% off.  I think their profits will be well down this year, they still have bedding plants looking for homes.

It decided to chuck it down while we were there, but when we got back no rain here.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 18:50

You've really brightened that corner up Hefty. I hope the residents appreciate it.

Any ideas what to do with this patch?

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 18:48

cottage garden style. ?

You should get at least 20 perennials for £100.

Its a bit late now, but if it was Spring I would put an annual meadow mix on it, maybe attract the butterflies with a buddleja or two.

flowers for digitalis

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 17:33

If you over feed a plant, you get a lot of leaves and less flowers. Most composts should have some feed in them, but a once a week watering with a teaspoon of phostrogen in a watering can full of water will be ok.

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