Latest posts by fidgetbones

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 20:01

I too  would be concerned. after all the usual scammers do a random phone call... we are from microsoft errrm I got a Mac.  How on earth do they know who has a heart monitor? And we are told that all our records on computer are safe. Hmmm.

Winter cover crop

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 19:46

Quite a few  flowers for cutting can be sown now. They make earlier flowers and larger than Spring sown.  Think Calendula, Nigella, cornflower, Ammi majus.

Reviving an abandoned cactus

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 19:40

It has a flower on so it's not too neglected. I would repot it into a larger pot of gritty compost.( 50/50 Multipurpose and sharp grit ) or a cactus compost from the garden centre. This is probably best done in Spring as you don't want to encourage it too much at the moment. It will go dormant over the winter. Keep it frost free on a windowsill and on the dry side. In Spring repot it, put it outside for the summer and feed it once a week with cactus feed.

 To handle it, use leather gauntlets and make a scarf or collar around it from several sheets of newspaper.

How do I get rid of the white powder please?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 15:36

Powdery mildew, caused by dryness at the roots usually.  It will die down soon and the leaves drop off anyway. Next year, water more.

How to winter store Peruvian Daffodils

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 14:38

Make sure the leaves have died down and gone brown before lifting. I just left mine in the pot and let the compost dry out completely. Then they were stored like that frost free.

a couple of oddities

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 12:14

The leaves on the second one look like Dichondra. i grew some from seed this year, but they germinated very late and I still have them in pots. Mine have more silvery leaves but that may be because they are in the sun, those are indoors (less light?)


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 23:15

I remove dead leaves in the Spring, as part of the tidy up after winter.  You dont prune it as such, if you cut a leaf it will not regrow. If it flowers you can cut the flower stalk down after flowering.

What is this?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 23:12


Please help me identify this beautiful tree

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 23:11

Leaves look like hornbeam

Saving Runner Beans

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:37

I find runner beans come true for a couple of years , then I refresh the stock with some from a seed merchant.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

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