Latest posts by fidgetbones

More Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:37

Flowering will help to confirm it, but it looks a lot like purple loosestrife.  Lythrum salicaria

ID, please!

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:14

I think the first one is a cotoneaster.

Alluring plant in Italy

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:09

A hibiscus ,I think.

What happened to my blackberry?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:06

I can't think of anything else that would do that. Have you (or a neighbour) been spraying on a windy day?

Poison Ivy Identification after Rash

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:03

I'd check for Euphorbias first.

What happened to my blackberry?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 17:52

I cant see a picture but it sounds like weedkiller damage.

Lobelia Crystal Palace Problems

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 17:49

Nice crop of weeds. They are not lobelia. Lobelia generally need some heat to get them going, sprinkling in a windowbox outside is unlikely to work.  Usually, sow indoors in some gentle heat in February or March, prick out into boxes or  small pots . the seedlings are tiny, so putting a small patch of seedlings in a small pot is often easier. Harden off and plant out in final position end of May.

Please help - garden plants dying

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 09:31

Are all of these newly planted trees and shrubs, or established.?

Established trees and shrubs would only really need watering in drought conditions. Watering for an hour every day would mean a lot of surface roots, and the main roots do not grow properly because they have no need to search for water.

 Even newly planted , I would give a bucket of water once a week and allow to soak in.

 For basics on honey fungus

You are likely to get the fruiting bodies (mushrooms ) in the autumn if that is what it is.

Victoria plums

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 09:24

Because I don't spray mine, I get some trouble with pink wigglers from plum moth. The infected ones ripen first. I tend to cut them all in half before consuming just to check.

Tomato blight or some other nasty? It was all going so well :(

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 19:26

If you remove all the affected leaves, leaving just a stem and tomatoes hanging, you have half a chance of them ripening. Sterilise (wipe with alcohol) the knife or secateurs between each plant.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
Replies: 2    Views: 143
Last Post: 12/08/2017 at 22:51

Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
Replies: 15    Views: 562
Last Post: 13/06/2017 at 13:44

Chelsea 2017

Any thoughts or musings? 
Replies: 131    Views: 5356
Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 12:09

Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
Replies: 1375    Views: 44741
Last Post: 01/01/2017 at 07:39

Plant of the year

what has been your plant of the year? 
Replies: 24    Views: 1978
Last Post: 03/11/2016 at 20:36

insects on ivy

Replies: 9    Views: 602
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:05

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Replies: 8    Views: 599
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Ghost orchid

Replies: 1    Views: 469
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 21:02

Manganese in Epsom salts?

Replies: 2    Views: 712
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 12:55

Do you remember?

Replies: 20    Views: 1072
Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

plant identification

Replies: 2    Views: 407
Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
Replies: 61    Views: 6677
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
Replies: 33    Views: 1576
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
Replies: 60    Views: 7147
Last Post: 11/01/2017 at 10:30

Special offers

time limited special offers 
Replies: 3    Views: 899
Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40
1 to 15 of 56 threads