London (change)


Latest posts by fidgetbones

Talkback: Planting bulbs and hiding bulbs

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:14

Most bulbs will produce seed after they flower. You sow the seed and grow on. It may take one to three years before they flower depending on the variety. They will not be identical to the parents usually.

If you want all the bulbs to be identical to the parent, bulbs increase slowly year on year. There are other methods such as scaling for lilies, slicing bulbs into quarters for daffs and other methods of micropropagation that the pros use.

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:18

Give it a good soak in water or spray hosepipe on as you throw it all back in the bin.

Normally you need amix of green and brown stuff, and it need to be kept at least damp. Dry stuff will not rot down very well. I normally pile it all in, then a month later turn it, thus mixing in more air, but if it is dry I wet it as well.

Shredding is good, but you can spread it out on the lawn and use a rotary mower on it to chop it smaller if you dont have a shredder.

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:00

Fish and chips at the seaside. Reminds me of bus trips to skegness as a kid and having greasy fish and chips from the chip shop by the bus station, before getting on the bus back.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 07:52

There's a bit of blue up there. Seems to be all calm here, as opposed to yesterday when it monsooned it down as he was test driving the car. At least we know how it handles in the wet.

Well this isnt getting the new trilliums  planted.

If anyone is going into lidl, they have some good amaryllis bulbs, with a flimsy pot and bag of compost, for 2.99 each.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 07:01

Morning dove, have you got the coffee on?


To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 22:37

Aquilegias are good. Nice foliage to hide the allium stems.

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:51

Still time to put plants in the ground as long as it isn't frozen.

Too late to sow seed to flower next year.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:44

Having a bit of a breakdown session here. In the last month, the virgin box harddrive broke(replaced)

My video camcorder broke(not replaced)

His work laptop hard drive died, unable to fix for a week, so he bought a new additional one for work and then old one repaired.

Alternator on his car died, day before long run to  Southampton, so new alternator installed, but today decided new car needed, so he bought a newish car.(old vectra 12 year old, new volvo 10 month old)

I hope thats it for this month.


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 16:48

How did you find out about the nation of gardeners thing, and apply?


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:38

Punkdoc, I agree with your OH on the orange kitchen. When I bought this place, I moved in on a Friday, the tango kitchen was ripped out the following monday, and the greenhouse ordered a month later.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
Replies: 19    Views: 438
Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 09:39

Special offers

time limited special offers 
Replies: 5    Views: 249
Last Post: 24/03/2016 at 19:19

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
Replies: 72    Views: 2492
Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
Replies: 54    Views: 2046
Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
Replies: 24    Views: 1530
Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
Replies: 7    Views: 343
Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

Replies: 5    Views: 551
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

Replies: 4    Views: 342
Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Replies: 8    Views: 615
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
Replies: 11    Views: 1013
Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 00:19

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
Replies: 24    Views: 1078
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 553
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 718
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

Replies: 6    Views: 897
Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
Replies: 6    Views: 710
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34
1 to 15 of 43 threads