Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 02/03/2017 at 11:44

If it's just a  straggler onion from last year, let it flower. The bees will love you for it.

Advice on wildflower planting

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 09:59

2ft square is not very big. A couple of foxgloves and some forgetmenots should do it. Once you have forget me nots, you shake the plants when they finish flowering  and they will seed around for the following year.

Also a Pulmonaria or two would give early nectar for bees.

 All of them are ok in shade.

Mango Seed

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 17:48

If you are in the UK you will need a chuffing big greenhouse.


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 23:32

I tried to get a T rex but everywhere was out of stock last year. Do you know any available, punkdoc?

help for raspberries

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 21:55

Yes, you can resite the ones that grow out of the straight line. After a year or two you may have so many that you just throw away any strays.

I have had one run under a slabbed path and come up in a crack on the boundary fence. I leave it because it has the tastiest berries, and it crops twice, early in June on last years wood, and from September on new years wood.

Wood chippings

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:31

You can put them around most shrubs to give a weed suppressing mulch.  Try not to pile it around the stems though as it can induce rot.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:29

Well the cover is back on the polytunnel. It has a few extra holes in from the rose bush, so I expect this cover will last this summer and then the frame will make a fruit cage. Delphiniums are growing, so I gave them a dressing of crushed eggshells. I transplanted a few foxgloves. Lots of new shoots are growing, the daffs have buds and a few early tulips are in flower. It seems more like mid March than Feb, but it has now dropped a bit chilly.

Controlling raspberry runners

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:23

My blackcurrant bushes each occupy a circle of about 4 ft diameter. I get  at least 7 pounds of fruit off of each of them. I don't net so I expect the blackbirds have a few as well.

help for raspberries

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:20

If you plant the raspberries in a straight line, that is a good start. The second year the roots will run a bit. Some varieties are worse than others for this. You can sever canes that are growing in the wrong place, leaving only the new canes in the line you want.  Have a strong post at each end of the line, and attach wires between the two to tie the canes to.

Leeks and Onions

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 19:07

Well I should have got my onion seed in by now, but I bought it and then forgot where I put it.

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