Latest posts by fidgetbones

Help attracting wildlife

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 17:52

Can a hedgehog get in? small holes in the fences let the wildlife in. You may have to get agreement with neighbours for this.

A pond is a good place for animals to drink. Make sure it has  sloping sides so that animals can climb out. Some shrubs to give birds cover will help.  I doubt you will have room for an Oak, but a small tree like a Rowan will attract birds for the fruit.

My Kousa Dogwood is dropping its leave...

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 21:51

If its newly planted it may have been a bit dry. Have you given it a bucket of water at least once a week?

What's this?

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:32


Advice on Snake Plant propagation

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:29

Sanseveria don't like a lot of water, they rot.  I would have used a grittier compost. They should root in about four weeks, but longer to get new shoots growing. The variegated type usually revert to green if grown by leaf cuttings. To preserve the variegation, you have to split the original plant.

Plum Fruit Moth?

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 07:56

I cut all plums in half first to check for wigglers. Unfortunately this year, the wood pigeons decimated the blossom higher up, the squirrels ate all the plums lower down. I had about 10 off of a great big tree.

Lawn Help

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 23:58

Looks like it has been  laid badly, probably over lots of half bricks and other rubbish. Water regularly if you want to keep it. You may end up digging the lot up and sorting the soil out and then reseeding. Thats what my brother had to do.  In spring, some weed and feed, or just feed and mow regularly.

Newbuild Garden

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 23:53

A. Yes.

B Yes

d. Area at back of garage looks like good for small tool shed or compost heaps.  ( or kids play area if you are so inclined)

That walll looks like its begging for Wires and climbers to be attached. Depending on aspect, , jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis. .

For a small tree, maybe one of those apples with three sorts grafted on, or a columnar flowering cherry such as Amanogowa.

 Dont forget bulbs in between your shrubs or perennials.

There  are lots of plant and seed firms to send you plant porn to while away the winter hours planning.  Suttons, Fothergills, Woolmans, Hayloft, Sarah Raven. etc.

Plant ID and do I put in greenhouse?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 23:44

Plant no 1 is a busy lizzie or Impatiens. They will not tolerate frost, so usually end up as house plants in winter. You can root bits by standing a length in a jam jar of water.

 The rest , I agree with Nut.

Plant ID

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 22:49

I find Diascias don't survive the winter in the East Mids. Try to take cuttings now if you can.

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