London (change)
Today 23°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 21°C / 15°C


Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 06:51

Lovely blue skies here. I'm working inside all day.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:45

Early planted gladioli are growing well but a bit swamped by broad beans. They come out soon to give the gladioli space. Some gladioli corms i kept back until three weeks ago, are six inches high and catching up with the march planted ones .

Sweet peas are the cutting star of the moment. I'm giving bunches away. I've run out of vases.

Well the girls are better

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:41

When dove sees this, you'll have a red bottom, verdun.

Plant Identification Help Please

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:37

Have you got a photo.?

what is this shrub?

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 19:02


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)

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

Replies: 5    Views: 345
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

Replies: 4    Views: 165
Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Replies: 8    Views: 449
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
Replies: 11    Views: 575
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
Replies: 24    Views: 818
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 396
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 550
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

Replies: 6    Views: 569
Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
Replies: 6    Views: 515
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
Replies: 1    Views: 375
Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


Replies: 20    Views: 849
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
Replies: 36    Views: 1757
Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 16:18

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
Replies: 0    Views: 377
Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

Replies: 13    Views: 543
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
Replies: 8    Views: 489
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09
1 to 15 of 37 threads