Latest posts by fidgetbones

Making compost

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 22:29

I have used all green stuff, it just needs to be chunky so that it doesn't end up as a slimy mess of grass cuttings. Stirring it regularly with a fork helps too. If all I have is grass cuttings, I mix it well with the part rotted stuff below it.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 22:06

I got six Thunbergia alata to grow from seed, I have planted them to use the Lily stems as sticks. Plan is the lilies will flower, then the climbing black eyed Susan will take over and flower until the frosts. I need a space for some Asarina to climb as well. A lot of plants, I grow as plugs in plug trays from seed. It saves pricking out and easy to drop into holes.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 22:01

The harebells I grew from seed three years ago.  I planted them out as a group. Unfortunately the undergardener looks at anything grassy and mows it. Putting a guard of sticks around it will lose the wild look.

Good and Bad plant ID

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:06

I thought enchanters nightshade as well. Easy to fork out, just make sure you remove all the fleshy white roots.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:36

Usually after flowering, or when the tops start to die down.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 18:29

The lawns got cut finally, along with the harebells at the front of the wild flower border. I planted some ammi visnage plugs, and picked a bowl full of raspberries. I fleeced them to keep the blackbirds off. It's very loose but flaps about and that seems to do the job.

Tied up the sweet peas and picked three. Lots of buds on but they need sunshine.

Have a good evening folks.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:36

Pat, Galapagos is on my bucket list. It might need a lottery win first, though.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:35

No good emailing them to me, I only post the ones it'll let me . I'm sure there is a way to resize on a MacBook, but I can't be bothered.  Can anyone explain why the same camera on the same settings produces such differing file sizes?

It's wet outside, time for coffee and a soak in the bath I think.

Making compost

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 23:54

Add in ripped up newspaper. Not the shiny mag stuff, but most other is good. I have a pile of dry leaves that I mix in with grass cuttings to stop the cuttings getting slimy.

Independence Day?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 22:57

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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