Latest posts by fidgetbones

Help with identity of mystery plant please

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:56

Limonium latifolium

Can anyone help identify these two fruit trees?

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:53

You may be able to get the types identified at an RHS apple day in  October.  They are run at most of the RHS gardens


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:48

Fur trees

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 16:19

They look like lawsons cypress. Do not cut back into old wood. They will not resprout from brown wood. Just lightly trim the green bits to keep in shape.

Dry clay soil

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 07:20

Organic material is the only thing that will do it. It holds water like a bath sponge. Add as much compost, finely shredded bark or well rotted farm yard manure as you can get.If you can get used mushroom compost from a mushroom farm, that is good, but it contains lime so don't use it on acid lovers such as azaleaa or rhododendrons. Adding  sand or grit is useless, it just makes concrete.

New raised beds in August!

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 22:16

Plant kale now to give you greens in spring.

sweet peas

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:38

I think they were late going in, given a bit of flower feed, they will probably flower some time in August.

Dont panic yet.


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:25

I'm amazed at how many people seem to accidentally  sit on assorted vegetables.

 I know we are all gardeners but I've never managed it.

 Scruff the robin has been fed twice today too. Best live mealworms of course.  He looks a bit of a scruff due to the ruffled feathers where he fights any other robin deigning to think they are allowed on the best patch.

Spots on potatoes?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:21

I would peel them.

 I don't peel new potatoes with rubbable skins, old potatoes I do.


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:17

I am sat here with a glass of wine, and hubby wants to know if thats all I've got to do.

Well, I've fetched the papers, done the sudoku,  made breakfast, done two lines of washing, removed the red wine from his trousers that I spilt on them last week, dead headed the sweet peas, put the soaker hose round the sweet peas,  picked some for the house, picked 5 pounds of blackcurrants, and prepped for freezer, spiralized some courgettes to go with bolognaise sauce, and emptied the dishwasher.

Yes thats all I've got to do.

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