Latest posts by fidgetbones

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 20:44

Sweet peas for the wedding on July 18th  that I rashly promised back in January.

and confetti made from delphinium flowers.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 20:40

I must have a bedroom declutter before the new bed comes. It does however have four storage drawers which we never had before...

We had a new visitor today. A green woodpecker. Ist time visitor. We have had a greater spotted woodpecker for some time, but not the green. Not a brilliant photo. The blackbird sunbathes by the hedge.

Fruit trees

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 20:09

How old are they?

what sort of aspect do they have?. I have blackcurrants in quite shady position, but they also do well in sun.

This is the time for pruning old wood out of blackcurrants, but if they are new then they shouldn't need much.

I would move any of them in the dormant season, after the leaves have dropped.

Seed saving

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:02

A lot of seeds need a winter frost or two before they will germinate. Sow fresh seed now in a cold frame, and they germinate next spring.

pink flower

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:00

Maybe a lavatera?


Wild orchids

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 15:44

Put it back and Mark it with a wire cage if necessary. Hand cut the grass around it. Lifting it may kill it. The seed is minute and won't germinate without certain symbiotic organisms. Let it cast its,seed around it. 

Summer fruiting raspberries

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 07:49

A picture would help, but the leaves do go yellow on the old canes as they fruit, they are putting all the energy in to the fruit. You cut those canes out after fruiting, down to the ground. The new canes should be a healthy looking green.

Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 07:42

I think it's a type of verbascum. I have a violet one that looks similar. I don't mean the mullein type.

Have a look at Verbascum phoeniceum flush of white. 

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 16:01

Licensing people don't believe you. Hubby had no TV in his old house. He wasn't there most of the time. He told them repeatedly he didn't have a telly. Still the demands kept on coming.

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:59

I thinky Monty said something about you couldn't be self sufficient in this country in an average plot. He's right. No bananas, pineapples, no chocolate, no coffee, no tea.

He also said that home grown produce in season tastes better. I don't disagree with that.

I read an article last week, some journalist was only buying local.

He included chocolate made by some artisan up the road. Unfortunately the cocoa beans were probably grown in the same place as Cadburys. Whatever happened to Education.?

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