Latest posts by fidgetbones

Magnolia tree

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 15:00

I see a little green shoot. Make sure it is watered well and feed it through the summer , once the leaf or hopefully leaves come out. Is it in a pot? it may need repotting or better still get it in the ground.

Last edited: 22 May 2017 15:01:15

Bulb sale

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 14:55

Give them a soak for a couple of hours before you plant them. Lilies are currently growing well and forming flower buds, you will be lucky if they flower this year.

aquilegia and geranium seeds

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 12:32

You have to wait until both types of seed have gone brown in the pods. Mine are only just flowering. I harvest seed off of these around July time. They can be sown then to form small seedlings to overwinter in a cold frame, or next spring. Spring germination may take up to eight weeks, two or three weeks longer than sowing in August.  Seed taken off  when green is unlikely to germinate.

How to kill deep potato roots?

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 10:23

They sound more like bindweed roots. Even so, regular mowing will clear them.

 If you want a perfect lawn laid next spring, let everything grow for a few weeks, then spray all top growth with glyphosate . That will go down in to the roots and kill off all dandelions, bindweed, docks, and other stuff that might ruin a lawn.

Recognise this

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:46

One of the mallow family. Possibly Lavatera. Easier to identify when it flowers.

Identifying a plant

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 18:49

On the left I think is Lychnis coronaria. In the middle they look like Veronica spicata, with a Verbena bonariensis poking through.

 What did you plant?

Last edited: 21 May 2017 18:50:14

Identifying a plant

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 18:25

Can you add a photo using the camera icon at the top right of the type in box. ?

Christmas tree

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 18:22

It doesn't need heat. Get it outside and into a larger pot. Use soil not a multipurpose compost.  Feed and water regularly.

Tomato moneymaker

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:52

They pinch out easily while small, but sometimes they throw a thicker one that you have to use a sharp blade for. I use the disposable craft knife type . If you use a sharp penknife, wiping it with meths now and then stops viruses being transferred from plant to plant.

New RHS Flower Show in 2017: Chatsworth

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:40

I have received the tickets , but not the show guide.

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