Latest posts by fidgetbones

Blind Daffodils

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 09:41

I lose some where the shade is too much for the bulbs to build up a flower for the following year. Other than that I think the biggest culprit is tying them up or cutting off the leaves before they die back naturally.  The leaves are the powerhouse that makes the energy.  They need all the sunshine they can get.

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 19:46

Lidl have some summer bulbs in. 3 packets for a fiver. Dahlias, freesias, hymenocallis, gladioli. If anyone wants cut flowers the Priscilla gladioli are good for cutting. I am resisting.....


Posted: 08/03/2017 at 09:44

A group of silver birch with hellebores underneath like they have at Barnsdale.

The tree house  from  Foggy Bottom at Bressingham.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 09:41

In June or July? I  think herbaceous borders are at their best then.

Honeysuckle/Jasmine around a tree?

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 08:47

On the right hand fence you could fan train a morello cherry tree. Add a clematis or two to give summer flowers.  In the chippings below the tree you could plant spring flowering bulbs.  They will cope with the dryness in summer.


Posted: 08/03/2017 at 08:44

A bluebell carpet in a deciduous woodland (Beech or Oak)  A large Oak tree is essential to hang the swing/ hammock/cacoon from.

Tree lillies going strange

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 08:09

Lilies always like feeding. They also cope well with a top dressing if the soil or compost is not to the top of the pot.   Mix new compost with some blood fish and bone or those osmocote granules, and use this supercharged mixture to top dress the bulbs with. Roots come out of the stem to help stabilise the plant.

Honeysuckle/Jasmine around a tree?

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 08:07

Assuming the sun is on the right of the photo, I would plant the honeysuckle and jasmine on the left hand fence. If you plant them about 3 metre apart, the roots will get plenty of water. As they grow, they can climb into the tree.  Planting at the base of the tree will mean the climbers will always be short of water.  The roots need to be out of the rain shadow of the tree.

What is this spiny plant?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 18:41

I have a similar one called blue star.

Blackcurrant to eat off the bush?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 17:12

I used to jam Blackcurrants, but since hubby was diagnosed as prediabetic, we have both cut our sugar consumption. I no longer make jam, but  I freeze all the blackcurrants, and put a handful in the last couple of minutes of porridge simmering. I think they taste sweeter because our overall consumption of sugar is less.

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