Latest posts by fidgetbones

Leek netting

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 23:05

Leek moths fly from April to October, so I would leave it on until end of next month. Unless the leeks are pushing at it, I would leave it on unless it snows.

Early preparation!

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 21:20

I moved the contents of my old compost heap too.

Early preparation!

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 20:35

So long as you have ground, it can be improved. Most veg  and fruits do better in the soil. What is the soil like and how much do you have.?


Posted: 10/09/2016 at 20:24

There is no problem as far as I can see. In a one hour programme, there is room for  Adam Frost to  show how to develop a new garden, and Monty to show how to maintain and alter an established one.  Carol Klein showing how to propagate as well is useful.

 When Alan Titchmarsh moved I thought we would get to see how he started a new garden, but he said it would remain private, and apart from a book of pictures, it has done. He said he didn't want the camera crews invading every week.

When I first saw Adam Frosts new garden, I have to say I went green with envy. All those opportunities.

Mixing cremation ashes with soil

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 20:07

My dads arrived in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box. !!

They sat in the wardrobe for 15 months while we decided what to do with them.

Early preparation!

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 20:03

My favourite fruit is raspberries.

 A beginner can't go wrong with a row of Polka. You cut them to the ground in winter and feed in Spring. Water if necessary. the new canes grow and fruit through September. Yum.

Runner beans or climbing french are also easy.

What do you like to eat? No point in growing stuff you wouldn't eat.

plug plants

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 20:00

Digitalis  and verbascum can go in the ground where you want them to flower if the roots have filled a three inch pot. They will need no protection.  The other two I would give a bit of protection in a cold frame and pot into fresh compost when they start growing in Spring. They only need to be damp over winter, let them dry out between waterings.

Help identifying this plant, please

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 16:57

When I had the blue one by the front wall, I did get a lot of people look at it trying to decide what it was.

The white one is more hidden and only me gets to appreciate it.


Posted: 10/09/2016 at 16:54

I think that above an inch, you are better using a pruning saw. Loppers tend to crush rather than cut above that.

Help identifying this plant, please

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 13:29

It grows to about six feet , sheltered by next doors house wall. I prune it down in spring like a buddleja, and it regrows. it tends to flower in two flushes. I hack off bits at regular intervals to get the car out.

I don't think it would survive a winter in a frost pocket.  Chiltern say it can flower the first year from seed , but mine took two years to flower. The fruit are a bit like small tomatoes, with very fleshy seeds. I must try and grow some on again. I think a bird planted the white one for me.

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