Latest posts by fidgetbones

Flowering Cactus

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:51

I used a very gritty compost, they had been potted in pure bunter  sand,as quarried in Mansfield for building.  To repot, wrap a towel round the cactus so that you can handle it.


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:41

You are not allowed to take cameras, phones or any other type of recording apparatus into Highgrove, and you don't get near enough to any windows to look in. I have the book, I bought it cheap from the book people before I went. I intend on having another trip.

now reduced to £5.99

Flowering Cactus

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:23

This was dumped on me last year. I repotted it, it went outside and fed and watered once a week, left in a sunny spot. It was kept in a cool conservatory over winter, not watered until March, we started watering it once  a week and this happened. Worth the investment in a bottle of cactus feed.

My flowers ..

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 17:55

A standard  pink Thalictrum aquilegifolium is over, the white one has just started, Black stockings is going over, and T. Sphaerocephalon is seven ft tall and in bud.

My flowers ..

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 17:24


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 17:14

is it in the soil or a pot?

Anyone seen this?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 16:51

In Scotland?

My flowers ..

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 16:24

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 16:16

Delphiniums and knautia got a battering in the rain, so I brought them in.

dwarf apple tree not fruiting

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 14:02

Buy it a friend. My big apple tree used to have hundredweights on it, until one of the Apple trees next door died. Then it flowered but no fruit....lack of pollinator. I bought some cheap dwarf apple  trees from Lidl. They have a few fruits on, but the big tree is back to loads.

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