Latest posts by fidgetbones

raspberries on new canes

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 14:54

What variety are they.?

Some types will crop twice a year, late season on this years cane, and then again early next year on the same cane.

My Deutzia

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 14:36

Patience. It will probably be settling in. Expect flowers next summer.

Pink Flower ID

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 14:35

Epilobium hirsutum  Hairy or great willowherb.

Crocosmia 'Solfatare'

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 14:08

The new corms form on top of the old ones. Only use the new corms, seprate out in winter, Plant in a sunny position a few inches apart. Too much nitrogen and they make all leaves and no flowers.

Plants for Wedding 2 June

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 14:05

Shows some of the flowers from my wedding. Mid October, so gladioli and dahlias mainly.  All out of the garden. (I have got a big garden, veg patch and greenhouse with heating.)

Plants for Wedding 2 June

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 13:44

Which ones,  plant pauper?

 Getting married early June? What are the containers like? Have you a photo?

 How many table decorations do you need. ?

I did all mine for an October 15 wedding, using gladioli in copper jugs.  I planted nearly a 100 gladioli in succession to get them flowering at the right time.

 Last year I opened my big gob, after a couple of drinks and promised to supply sweet peas for a wedding mid  July. Normally at this time  I have been inundated, of course last year we had a cold wet Spring and they were only just starting to flower. Only just made it. Phew.

If you are planting up, think of them like small tubs. Bedding plants about to come into flower  are around in May, and while I usually despise them for being too early, they will be just the job. If you get a purple sage now, cuttings taken now will be a good size to add foliage next May.

 The other alternative could be Lavender plants, small ones grown on now could be tempted into flower early in a conservatory.

Plants for Wedding 2 June

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 09:37

I think a visit to a garden centre early May, would be about right. They will be selling stuff for hanging baskets and pots then.  Plant them up and keep in the conservatory until needed.  Trailing blue lobelia, purple sage, nemesias, would all be suitable.

Plant ID, please

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 22:09

How tall is the second one? I have chicory flowering at the moment that looks similar to that. The flowers open in the morning but shut up at night. They are about 5 ft tall.

Dispute with Neighbour

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 17:00

He is causing a nuisance in law by raising soil above the level of your damp course. He should have built a retaining wall on his side.  Point out the problems it is  causing, but if he will do nothing to rectify it, you will have to go down the legal route, starting with getting a solicitor to send a letter asking him to recify it.  My neighbour altered the levels of their garden, and I ended up with a flooded garage. I pointed it out, and they built a soakaway to sort the problem.  Always try talking first.

 Your surveyor should have picked this up, and the people selling to you should also have pointed it out.

Identify please

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 15:38

It is a south american native (Mexico), so likes it hot and dry. Let the bulbs die down after flowering and lift for the winter or they will rot.

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