Latest posts by fidgetbones

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.

'Tea bags'

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:35

I lost several penstemons last winter. Every one I pulled up was inside one of the little bags. The ones I had grown on myself from cuttings survived.

winter lettuce

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:30

I get the misticanza or saladisi  mixed leaves. Scatter the seed on a tray of compost and cut leaves as and when necessary.  Its not a hearted lettuce but a lot better than the bags of salad leaves you buy.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:25

Well done wonky, preparation is all.


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:39

Plastic gutters good for sowing peas in, then sliding into place after germination. hang from the greenhouse roof to keep the mice off.

 Drainpipes are used by the men who grow giant carrots and parsnips. and for blanching celery

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:22

I picked the last of the sweet corn. Not the best year we have had. I also sowed seeds of  salad leaves in the greenhouse.

Planting a holly bush

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:20

Send for the old blokes in "last of the summer wine" They could make an entire programme out of it. LOL

Companion plants for Oriental Lilies

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:16

It didn't get chelsea chopped so now its flopped. There is a chocolate coloured one to the right of it. That flops even more....


Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:53

Yes, the new shoots will eventually flower. Maybe next year if not this year.

Companion plants for Oriental Lilies

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:42

They are climbing over the dierama and the dead headed lily stalks between the dahlias and the banana. Easy to grow, one seed to a three inch pot in March, drop into spaces in June. They are annuals so if you don't like the effect you have only lost a packet of seed.

Last edited: 27 September 2016 17:44:45

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Chelsea 2017

Any thoughts or musings? 
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what has been your plant of the year? 
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insects on ivy

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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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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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