Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 10:19

while watering, I found, self seeded borage starting to flower (Pimms specials)

three gladioli tricolour from last years wedding flowers have the bottom flower open so I picked them for the house.

Borlotti beans have some flat pods about 6 inch long, and french beans ready for picking too. We will have them with fish tonight. I have never grown borlotti before so they will be a new experience.Runners will be another week. The last weeks heat have made the sweetcorn grow like crazy, male flowers at the top are forming.

 More sweet peas to pick.  Kale have caterpillars. I may need to put more seeds in a tray to fill in gaps.

I see another atrocity in Germany and another mass shooting in a night club in Florida. When will it stop?


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 07:57

Panda is a troop leader, sort of like Brown Owl  but differing names.

Its hot hot hot here, blue sky and no clouds.

We were thinking of doing a trip to either Trentham or Chatsworth, But I suspect we may decide to stay under the brolley on the back instead .  I think it will be too hot to do much else.

Watering to do. see you later folks.

Planting Echinacea from seed in july

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 07:21

I usually lose echinacea in the winter, so this years seedlings will have their flowers removed and  kept in pots in the greenhouse over winter, in an attempt to get big enough plants to survive more than a season. If that doesn't work I am giving up on them and growing something else.

Is this plant a form of jasmine?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 07:18

I thought it looked familiar, but was thrown by the name. Did it have big black seeds? I grew it one year from roots from poundland, and it had big black seeds that dropped everywhere, and they still come up all over the place. Still there are far worse weeds in this garden at the moment.


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 21:25

I have heard from Panda... she is OK at guide camp.

New garden advice, starting with the soil

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:50

You can plant as soon as it is forked in, provided it is well rotted. With clay, the more organic matter you add, the better it becomes. If you have home made compost from a compost heap that will be ok as well.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:46

Love your owls, Mrs garden.

Gardens are looking good. Mine is a disgrace, all leaning at angles because of a downpour a couple of weeks back.


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:23

I took hardwood cuttings off of my  Rosa filipesx something else, and two seem to have taken. They have flowers on anyhow. I now need to find a safe home for them so that I can have cuttings back if we have to move at the wrong time of year. I distribute my treasures around relative's usually so that I can have some back if I lose mine. Sister in law has moved into an acre of wet Wales. I wonder if she would like the wild look.?

Has anyone got an email for Panda? Bit worried now.

I put more stuff through the shredder. I may need more builders bags. Three full at the moment.

It spotted with rain here for five minutes, but not enough to wet anything. Still hot hot hot.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:02

Verdun, are you watching gardening Australia on YouTube, or is it on one of the channels?. I have a virgin box so can record at odd hours.


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 07:53

I couldn't sleep Friday night after the news, so I ended up getting up early, watering the plants, doing the supermarket run before in laws arrived. Coming out there was a hells Angel on a motorbike with a sidecar.

The passenger also had hells Angel leather jacket on and lovely flowing hair but no crash hat. I had to do a double take... It was a,labradoodle I think. It made me smile anyway. I am currently in Hathersage after a family reunion dinner and far too much alcohol last night. Who knew the Chinese made a lovely ice wine?

Still too hot, slept on top of the covers.

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