Latest posts by fidgetbones

Very curious

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:43

Looks like verbascum bananas and custard. Is there a photo of the whole plant?'


Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:42

I like giving the garden a good looking at. Only problem is that  then I see a job to be done.

Impruneta terracotta I

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 22:03

dilute some live yoghurt with rain water , and paint it all over the outside.

It should encourage moss and lichens to grow.

bean seed germinating

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:08

We had broad bean seeds at school, but we didnt use soil, just germinated them betwen a glass jar wall and rolled up blotting paper. Maybe the teacher took them all home to plant.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:49

Dove, what did you do with the guardsman when you nicked it from Buck house.?

when to Apple prune. cloud

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:39

Do you want fruit or a lollipopped tree?.

Have you any close ups of the leaf and or bark. ?

when to Apple prune. cloud

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:37

If thats an apple it's been ruined. Totally the wrong shape for an apple.

Bottle brush shrub

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:43

Feed it with an ericaceous feed such as miracle grow for camellias and rhodos.

Make sure it is in a sunny place. Next to a south facing wall would be good. That will help the wood to ripen before flowering.

primula candilabra

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:39

Harlow carr candelabra primula  seed is often included in the RHS seed distribution for members.

Chiltern seeds usually have a good selection too.  I found them easy to grow from seed, flowering the second year.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:56

Or you could try growing blackberry "Reuben".

It has massive fruits and you can treat it like an autumn fruiting raspberry. I have flowers now on last years canes,and new canes coming up which will fruit in autumn.   Canes are only 5 ft tall, I tie them to a post.

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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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