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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Growing Jacaranda mimosifolia within the U.K

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:42

But the main beauty of the Jacaranda are the flowers. What is the smallest height it will flower. I have seen these in flower in Western Australia at 40ft high and they are traffic stopping.

Help and Advice

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:40

Good thinking , Mccavity

The 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:35

Probably in the same class at school.

garden design with full plants

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:34

and I havn't even had a glass of wine.!

 Sudheer I can do you a full garden design with full plants like roses. Please submit outline plan with notes on general direction, climate, overhanging trees etc.

 I only charge £200 per day.  Money up front please.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:31

I've come in because its raining again. I started to peg some washing out, only to realise OH had put it in washer , but not actually switched it on.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:29

I've just shredded the acanthus, and the sweetcorn tops , and most of the tomato plants.  Compost heaps full again.

garden design with full plants

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:25


The 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:24

What are the other 3 habits, sudeer?

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:22

How big is your greenhouse.?

The last jacaranda I saw,covered  in gorgeous blue/purple flowers, was 40 foot high.

Flowering out of season

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 12:57

I have a good crop of self sown Cerinthe major purpuracens seedlings, there is no way they will flower this year, and despite seed companies saying you can sow in August for early flowers nextyear, this lot will succumb to the frost.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 14:54

The glory of Daffodils

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 01:32

Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 20:27


intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 18:33

unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 14:16


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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 22:01

solitary bees

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Last Post: 09/06/2013 at 19:07
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