Latest posts by fidgetbones

What to do with a bed under a large holm oak

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 16:39

I would just put a thick mulch under it, to the drip line, and leave it. Unless the canopy is lifted to let in light, most things will be stunted. Some things will tolerate dry shade, mainly spring flowerers like pulmonarias and spring bulbs.


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:27

I buy single types for my pots, and often get sent mixed bags of something as an extra. I shove any mixes in anywhere there is a gap. Also last years pot bulbs go in gaps. Tulips tend to fade away after a few years. Some daffs get stronger and stronger.  The more choice the daff, the more likely it is to disappear.

I had a huge bag of daffs for a fiver from Lidl a couple of years ago, and planted them on the grass verge. They brighten the place up in Spring. I'm trying to get neighbours to do the same.

pruning blackberries

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:21

Canes produced this year, fruit next year, except for Reuben whuch fruits the same year. Normally with blackberries you train all new shoots one way this year, and the other way next year. That makes it easier to cut out spent canes.   How big is your support frame? Can you make it bigger. ?If you cut down the new shoots, you will lose a lot of next years fruit.

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 09:31

Still grey and breezy here near Nottingham.

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 00:41

Cover yourself up well, and give it a good dosing with rentokil wasp powder, available off of eBay.. we had a nest next to the conservatory window, one good dosing at dusk finished them off. If you think you might be allergic get someone else to do it. 

Ornamental trees

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 00:25

How much space do you have?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 23:11

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 23:10

I've got a Primula viallii starting to flower again.

Really Interesting Thread

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 22:49

My thought was a Lobelia.

Banana plant not thriving?

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:14

Get the biggest pot you can handle. Feed and water well during the season. Any nitrogenous fertiliser will do. (Nettle feed)

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