Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:01

I have grown P. vialli, and I never seem to be able to keep them for long. 2 years ago I raised a couple of dozen from seed, and planted them in 3 inch pots and overwintered in polytunnel. Planted out Spring 2013 in various positions. They did best in dappled shade.In full sun they flowered well, but when we had the hot weather, they wilted a lot. They haven't emerged yet this year. I hope I haven't lost them all.


For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:57

for details see here.

I know a lot are going to Anglesey abbey this weekend for the snowdrops, but if you are interested in hellebores, this promises to be good. I went last year, expecting a garden past its best as it was Autumn, and was amazed. i hope this early Spring opening is as good.  Entrance is £5 all for charity, and there is good cakes and food in the cafe.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:52

Hi everyone.

If you live in the area of East Midlands or South Yorkshire, or even further afield and willing to travel, I intend going on a visit to Hodsock  Priory at Blyth  off the A1,  provisionally on Wednesday 12th February 2014. This date is at the moment flexible, if you want to meet up but can't do that day, let me know when you can't do.

Dates out at the moment are, 5th,11th, 14th,  19th,



Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:41

I'll start a new thread for the Hodsock priory visit. Anyone welcome. bring kids, grandma, hubbies etc.

Canny Gardener

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:05

If you have a look at this thread

its no wonder. poor service and poor plants.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 13:45

You havn't upset me, punkdoc. Just what the rest of us were thinking.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 13:43

I think they are on for all of February. The snowdrops for sale will be picked over by the end of Feb, but the ones in the woods are still flowering. Next weekend, I am going to Ashwood nursery in West midlands, so next weekend no good for me. I can go in the week as well, I havn't got much work on this month.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 13:38

I hope you are feeling better, James. It will be a good job when we can all get back in the garden, its not safe in the house. ( Apart from Puncdoc, who fell off a ladder in the garden) Everyone is stir crazy.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 13:09

 Clarington, Kef, and Punkdoc, do you think we could get up a yorks/east mids contingent to see the snowdrops at Hodsock priory? Anglesey Abbey is too far for me on a day trip.. I went a couple of years back and they were lovely. You will need wellies for tramping around the woodland bit. If no one else is interested,  will take my mum next week and then post pictures.

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:49

Cut the two long shoots down to about 6 inches (15 cm ). They will sprout from the bottom then to give you a bushy plant.

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