Latest posts by fidgetbones

Question about my Cucumbers

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 12:32

I think you have snails in the night.  Go out with a torch to check.

Variety identification

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 09:06

It looks a lot like a James Grieve. I eat them raw and cook and freeze a lot for winter puddings. I do not add any sugar at all. A good all round apple. They also keep in a cold place until around January.  RHS gardens will have Apple identification days soon. Check out the RHS website for one near you.

Advice/Suggestion of where to Purchase

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 21:22

We have patched a space near the garage that we lost all the grass over the winter. The new grass grows faster than the old stuff.

 Maybe some concrete slabs would be less maintenance, or that astroturf stuff, although I gather you have to vacuum it.


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 12:02

The RHS  books, "Botany for Gardeners " by Geoff Hodge is available from a number of booksellers and would be a good start.

Winter flowers

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 11:52

Plenty of time to order bulbs for delivery and planting September for early daffs up to November for tulips.

what are these two shrubs?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 23:13

You could be right there,weedy,  although I thought the red bits were leaves. There may be a rhodo to the right of the bottom photo.

what are these two shrubs?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 22:53

Could we see the whole plant? I am thinking box with blight.

Chocolate Tree

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 22:50

i have only seen them grown well in tropical places, where they make a nice small tree.  It is native to Asia and   I suspect they are probably a bit on the tender side and will need a sheltered place.  RHS class them as H4, which is hardy in most of the UK.

More Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:37

Flowering will help to confirm it, but it looks a lot like purple loosestrife.  Lythrum salicaria

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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what has been your plant of the year? 
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insects on ivy

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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Ghost orchid

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

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