Latest posts by fidgetbones

My flowers ... (2)

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.

My flowers ... (2)

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.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:34

Well I went out to take a few more photos of the insects. They are all on the ivy. The rest of the garden is deserted.

Time to clear out the tomatoes out of the greenhouse, and make space  for overwintering stuff.  Have a good day folks.

Yucca flower 😳

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:30

Taken today.

Yucca flower 😳

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:25

I use a pair of secateurs and thick gloves and cut close to the stem. Wear eye protection, the spikes will take an eye out.

When it has finished flowering, cut the flower stem down , leaving the leaves. Maybe not next year but the year after it may flower again. Mine flowered year before last in October, last year nothing, this year it has two spikes.


Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:21

One of the new guinea Impatiens I think

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Does anyone else have a problem with blue tits decimating the flowers? They pull off each floret one by one.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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