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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Unknown shrub

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 21:45

 I thought it was Jasminum nudiflorum winter flowering jasmine, but I think the leaves are wrong for that.

A few mystery plants that need identifying

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 21:13

No 1 Phacelia tanacetifolium. Bees love it. It can be used as green manure.

2 Perennial sweet pea , probably has no scent.


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 20:32

It would have been good last year. I had lots of mini buffyball squash.

I havn't put any in this year. I will have lots of gladiol, cosmos, and dahlias.


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 19:39

Lovely agapanthus.

Thunder and lightning for ages last night. lashed it down with rain. Got to work (old building at bottom of hill) to find stockroom had flooded. Thankfully nothing on floor so not much damage except i tneeded mopping out. The computers were OK this time. Last time there was a cloudburst, the optic cables and internet all went down for a week.

Lamb and new potatoes and our kale and broad beans for tea.

I thought Heather Watson did great last night.

Murray looks to be having a good night too.

No gardeneing at all done this week, but at least I wont have to water tonight.

Have a good evening folks.


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:04

I found Paulownia seeds do not need stratification. i put them in a warm greenhouse and they grew.

Roses I would sow and leave outside for a winter, then bring in to warmth in March (herein UK. No idea about Pakistan)


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 13:31

melting at work.....

This heat seems to have scrambled peoples brains. We thought we had had a bad morning until the local surgery said they had called an ambulance three times (for different people) this morning.

Take it easy folks, drink plenty of water and don't forget the hedgehogs water as well.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 19:25

Wedding is in early October.

I'm still having trouble with my sisters over table decorations. I am having garden flowers in conical copper jugs.  They do not agree with me.

They did like the vase of sweet peas I had last weekend. They agreed they would be OK.

If I plant sweet pea seeds at the base of the currently flowering plants, will they still be flowering in October. ? I expect current batch to be over by then. 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:35

Its a good job that I dont live that close to Ashwood. I would be the size of a house, and spend all the holiday saving fund on plants.

Unknown plant

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:31

That is how godetia  or clarkia flowers. It may have grown from a seed. A Lily would have had a bulb. It certainly looks like godetia to me.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 21:48

Thunder this afternoon, and a few spots, but it passed over.

33 degrees when I came out of work. I thought it was hot inside the old stone building, but worse outside.I dont think the air con in the car is working.  I went and loitered near the freezers in Morrisons for a bit.

Its still 27 c in the greenhouse, with three large roof vents and double doors wide open.  Far too sticky, I cant see us sleeping much tonight.

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