Latest posts by fidgetbones

Anyone ever ordered from Bakker Spalding?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 15:51

the worst thing about them is the photoshopped colours in the catalogue.

What the ?*******? is doing this?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 15:49

Squirrels eat my camellia flowers. they chew the base and the petals go everywhere.

I had them strip an entire bed of 70 sweetcorn plants one year. the trail went into the wood next door. Most years they leave them alone

Sometimes there is a roguemale, showing off to females that is very destructive.

sweet peas.

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 11:29

If the are hardened off and not soft growth, they can go out. If they have been under atificial heat, harden them off first. Pinch all the tops out to make them branch.

What an amazing forum this is

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 11:18

There are often trips organised through fromSpring to Autumn. A visit to a garden and a bit of plant swapping in the car park.  Join in if you can.

Flower Sprouts

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:37

They were sold as Brukale but now seem to be sold as flower sprouts. Grow like brussels sprouts. They are hardy, so dont keep them warm. A cold frame by night, while they harden off. If the soil is not ready, pot up individually in three inch pots of soil to let them grow on a bit. I sowed mine in small plug trays at the weekend. Where they will go is too cold and wet and claggy for them to go out yet.

Camellias behaving very differently - one turning yellow

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:32

It sounds like a nutrient deficiency, caused by too much alkalinity. Check the pH and try a good dose of miracle grow for acid lovers. Top dress with peat to keep acid conditions.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:26

Slight panic here as hubbys neice is living 400 yards from the metro station that was bombed, and working the other side, but she was already in work and confirmed as safe.

Not so good news for another 23 families

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:39




Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:02

Are they spray type or the sort that has one single large bloom. The method varies depending on what type they are.

If they are spray type and are hardy, plant them in good soil and feed with something like Phostrogen to get good flowers.

If they are the large single bloom type, they have to be staked and disbudded to get the best flowers.


Identify weed

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 15:30

Looks like yarrow to me too. White flowers like achillea if you forget to mow it too often.

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