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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Small clear resin-like drop on plum fruits

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:56

Aphids pierce the fruit and it exudes a resin.


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:26

I've bought three plants of lingholm variety. Fingers crossed for next year.


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:59

Bit of drizzle here but it's stopped now.

My next door neighbour in the big house that own the wood was walking past last night. He is colour blind and can only see blue. He is 95, he had a cataract operation recently and he says that now he has better colour vision than when he was young.

 I gave him a couple of spare Salvia patens. Now he just has to get them past his wife.

There are very few true blues in the garden. He sees cichorium as a pale blue though I see it as purply blue. I think most blues have some purple in. My blue poppy this year was violet

scilla peruviana

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:32

Split the bulbs up and plant in the garden in fertile soil in a sunny position.  I think it's starved of nutrients.

Wildflower meadow not growing!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:23

Is it an annual wildflower mix?

Did you buy the seed or save it from previous years?

Another ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:37

African marigold?

ID Please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 13:16

It looks like Linaria purpurea. also called toadflax. You can get a pink version called "Canon J Went" as well. They will seed around the garden. They are  ideal for a wildish garden as the bees love them.

what were they thinking of

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 13:00

The light dawns..... a festival of phlox.



Posted: 26/06/2014 at 07:44

Mike, can someone from your congregation borrow a wheelchair, and take you around Kew gardens for an hour or two.? It will be too much for you to walk, but staying in and staring at 4 walls drives me crackers. Too much time to think.  Check with your doc about changing antibiotics if these are giving you side effects. There is usually an alternative.

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