Latest posts by fidgetbones

Crocus bulb ID

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 09:23

I tend to sort mixed tulips the same way. It doesn't always work though, so for pots I buy single colours.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:31

Pat have you done the Goose fair Nottingham puzzle on the jigsaw puzzle site. I had a look and saw it. It is one of the biggest fairs in the country. All the little travelling fairs come together for the first week in October.  The goose fair was originally where geese were sold to be fattened for christmas. Now it's just a funfair.

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:05

Underplant with daffodils and hardy geraniums

Amaryllis advice please!

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:40

I let mine grow through the summer, then put them in a frost free cold greenhouse for the winter, and kept almost dry. They then flower sporadically , starting in the Spring, and through into Summer.Different varieties flower at different times. For Christmas, I buy new each year. I think the dry ones you buy before Christmas have been primed to grow rapidly when bought into heat.

planting a woodland area

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 11:09

The chair is in an area at Rosemoor RHS garden that they use for telling stories to children.

What is killing my Verburnum

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 11:07

It looks like mildew, possibly because it has been so dry. Those leaves  will probably all fall off. Give it a good drink now, and mulch, and then feed in the spring.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 11:04

Good luck DD. If you can get it cheap and bring it up to scratch you could be sitting pretty in a few years.  Do you know a good plumber?

Its wet here. I moved the banana into the greenhouse yesterday, and dropped a same size pot of bulbs into the hole. That way, I won't have to dig the hole out again next year. Although looking at the root that was escaping from the bottom of the pot, it might need a bigger pot next year anyway. I have tulips and alliums to plant, but the rest of the "hot" bed is mainly dahlias , salvias, and thunbergia which are flowering away. I am loathe to dig them out before the frost gets them.

Unilever and Tesco are just playing silly b's.  I stocked up on Persil when the big boxes were half price, and we have two jars of marmite in the cupboard.  Plenty in Morrisons anyway. They did the same thing a couple of years ago. Suddenly certain products were totally missing. I had to buy exceedingly good cakes at ASDA instead.  The jostling and posturing calms down, and normal service resumes.  Absolutely nothing to do with brexit or the pound.

Houses around here are getting "Sold" signs up  in about three weeks flat. Quite a lot of activity for the time of year. Usually the "For Sale" signs come up with the daffodils.

Overwintering Penstemon plants.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 09:08

Leave the top growth on and cut back in Spring. It is believed to protect the plant more. If you lost one lot in the ground , pot them into larger pots if pot bound, and keep sheltered and on the dryish side until Spring. Against a sheltered wall, if you haven't got a coldframe.

Your current project(s)

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 09:05

You could plant bulbs in pots now to drop into gaps in Spring.

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 22:29

I think for £450,000, we could rustle up 9 people on 50k each, all working half a day each per week.

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