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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Organic way to get rid of grass in allotment

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:21

Cut it down with shears or a strimmer. Rake it off. Cover with black plastic and weigh down with bricks. and then in spring you should be able to fork  out whats left .

Spring Cabbages

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:15

Its a bit late to sow spring cabbage in October. I'd sow them now, and then space out in October.

Trimming native hedgerow

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 18:47

If you trim it now, it will encourage it to branch and thicken up. Trim it all to one level so one type doesn't take over. Try to keep a weed free gap of about a foot either side. Use black plastic or weed supressing membrane, with bark chips or stones to hold it down.

moss invasion

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 18:42

Are you sure its moss.? Description of spidery doesn't sound like moss. Have you a photo?. If it is moss , it would indicate poor drainage. But if your veg plants are Ok , then it may be some other type of weed.

Bees have died

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 19:29

Its the end of the season. Only the queens  will live over the winter.


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 19:06

Try provado veg and fruit insecticide. Spray at the moment you first see the defoliation.

Too much Miracle gro

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 19:04

What plants , and how much miracle gro?/?how often?

unidentified plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 17:28

I let it form seed because it doesn't last long as a plant. In later years the seedlings take over.

unidentified plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 17:00

Have a look at Thalictrum delavayi and see if that matches if you can't load a photo.

Un known Plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 16:55

Crinum x powellii alba

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: 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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