Latest posts by fidgetbones

Yucca flower 😳

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:22

Second time its flowered in 20 years. For too long it was in the shade, then in a bucket, then I found a nice sunny spot on a slope for it.

 I was so excited the first time it sent up a flowering spike. Then that opened up while we we on holiday in October. Thankfully there had been no frost, and it was still blooming when we got back. This year it is flowering a bit earlier.

Yucca flower 😳

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 22:10

Phormium and Yucca leaves are very fibrous. I bin them or burn them, they don't rot easily in the compost heap, and they block the shredder.

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Posted: 24/09/2016 at 22:06

If we have a mild winter, Acnistus survived three years in my front garden, but the year we had minus 15 frost it finished them off. The current one is in the wrong place really, I would like to move it but it wouldn't survive the move and I would have to break concrete to do it. Try a packet of seed from Chiltern. Its not a lot of money,  if they survive the first winter they will flower the second year. My front garden is more sheltered than the back, the garden is on a slope , frost rolls towards the house on the back, and then round it and down the road. The front garden is sheltered but quite shady, it only gets morning sun.

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Posted: 24/09/2016 at 21:28

The Thunbergia are annuals, grown from seed in small pots and then dropped in. They will not survive the winter, they are currently growing up lily stems and the dierama.

 The Acnistus is growing in a crack against next doors house wall, it self seeded there from some I had in the front garden. It is very sheltered there.

The banana is in a huge pot, it gets its leaves cut off, wrapped in fleece and goes in the greenhouse and kept dry for the winter.

 Thats a very pretty dianthus AYM

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 17:50

I think Reggie wants to know where his bed/sofa is .

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Posted: 24/09/2016 at 16:00

The Salvia Amistad is 5 ft high from cuttings taken this time last year.

Colchicums under the Cox apple.

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Posted: 24/09/2016 at 15:58

White form of acnistus australis

Theres a hawthorn hedge under that Ivy somewhere.

Thunbergia alata scrambling through things.

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 15:28

I freeze the blue flowers in ice cubes to use for pimms.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 15:26

I stopped deadheading the sweet peas.  There is a lot of seed on, I may see what can be saved.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 15:14

The spiders outside are busy weaving huge webs. I just disturbed a frog around by the compost heap. Lots of bugs and worms around there. My garden is probably not the best place for anyone scared of insects, the whole hedge looks like it has a swarm of bees on it, but on inspection, most of them are harmless hoverflies.

Tomatoes have been evicted from the greenhouse, the residue put through the shredder. The sweet pea  mess needs to come down as well.

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