Latest posts by fidgetbones

Sowing Foxgloves (Digitalis)

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:21

I sowed some (Candy Mountain)in March i have just pricked out into 3 inch pots.

When the 3 inch pots are full of roots I will put them in the final position some time this summer. I find that makes the biggest spikes for the following year.  For biennials in general you can sow any time up to June, to flower the following spring/summer.

New growth

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:50

That sounds like a new flowering stem. When you water it, add a few drops of orchid fertiliser to the water. I give mine a soak for an hour once a week in rain water with added orchid feed. I then let it drain so it is not standing in water.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:44

That double orange and yellow tulip is beautiful , Marion. Do you know what it is called?

Grevillea and watering

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:33

Is it in the ground or in a pot?

Grevilleas like free draining sandy soil, and like most Australian natives like low phosphate so do not use bonemeal,and are drought tolerant. The roots go down deep in search of water. If it is in the ground in Cornwall, the occasional bucket of water once a week in dry periods will do. In Cornwall I suspect mother nature will provide adequately.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 07:28

Hugs for wonky ,Dove and family.

Bumble Bees

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:14

Despite the dreadful weather, I have seen large bumblebees out foraging today. I don't know if they come with a food source, but I would put it in the hive.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 15:23

just had a downpour of snow/sleet /hail mix. lawn is white. my sweetpeas are outside

I was weeding the raspberries. There are a lot of new shoots coming up on polka. Should I feed them or cull them. ? I do like raspberries.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 08:28

Frost again here. Blue skies now. I've put the sweet peas out again. I was hoping to get them in this weekend, but I suspect not until weather improves. 

All those people buying tender bedding plants at Morrison's last week will be wishing they hadn't.  Mum had people asking for bedding plants last week. She told them to come back in four weeks.  But they're selling them in Morrison's.....

Have a good day folks.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 23:14

But you're not a mouse.


Couple of weed IDs please

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 22:36

First one is avens, related to geums  but tiny yellow flowers, followed by seeds that stick to everything.

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