Latest posts by fidgetbones

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 23:31

The crowds are why I don't go. I tend to avoid London anyway.  I do have tickets for Chatsworth, it's on the doorstep and it is promised to be different. 

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 23:28

As you come out of the dark times, remember the best revenge is to live well. I wish you all the best luck in the world. Ten years down the line, you will feel fantastic and all the hard work will be worth it.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 23:21

Well, my money is on Chris Beardshaw getting the peoples award.


Posted: 25/05/2017 at 19:31

It is a coloured form of Broom. Cytisus scoparius.

Prune after flowers fade  gently. Do not cut into old wood.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:18

27C in the greenhouse with doors open and top windows open.

The nettles  I pulled out yesterday are still on the grass, wilting so they take up less room in the dustbin.

I have a yellow rose in bloom. Since it got murdered last year along with everything else on the pergola, that is an achievement. The honeysuckle is growing at a pace, and the wisteria survived but didn't flower.

Year round bulb planter

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:09

Its called lasagne planting. You have early bulbs like snowdrops or crocus on the edge. below that you plant early daffodils, below that are later tulips. I found it only really worked for one year and then you have to get new bulbs and replant.

Dead heading Lavender

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:07

Did you soak the rootball before planting?. Tease out a few roots so they can explore the surrounding soil?  Drooping heads to me mean lack of water. Removing flower heads now will not get flowers later.

Calla lily

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:59

It is Ok next to a north facing window, but not in a south facing or bright sunshine, it will scorch,.

Unknown plant help!

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:55

Houttuynia cordata . If you crush the leaves they are said to smell like bitter oranges.  They can be a nuisance in wet boggy soil, but easily removed in sandy soil.

Mind the gap!

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:41

It is a bit late for seeds this year, but scattering a packet or two of poppy seed will fill the gaps. However, this year I would fill it with  annual bedding plants .eg Cosmos, marigolds, tagetes, nemesia, godetia. even collarette dahlias.  Markets and garden centres have loads at the moment.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Chelsea 2017

Any thoughts or musings? 
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Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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Plant of the year

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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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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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

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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