Latest posts by fidgetbones

Weed or not?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:12

Top one Linaria purpurea.

other look like Achillea

Mystery Tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:59

Paulownia leaves are fairly Hairy. I think Nut is on the button as usual.


Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:56

Putting diseased stuff on compost heaps just spreads it around. Best to burn anything diseased, if you are not allowed to incinerate, send it to the council in the bin. I think compost that contains recycledmaterials is resonsible for spreading weeds and diseases, its supposed to be  hot composted and thus sterile, but in my experience it is not.


Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:38

I would try some of the mini cukes such as  Cucina F1.

If you want outdoor types, marketmore is reliable. You just about have time.

What sort were your original ones, and  was the greenhouse heated?

Femspot F 1

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:56

The cucumbers look like works in progress, they will grow. The flower will fade, may or may not drop off, and then the cucumbers will swell.  You are feeding correctly. The leaves may need some shade, they look scorched.

Gardens to visit

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:51

From Birmingham, you are not far from David Austins rose gardens, although it may be a bit early and they will be far better in three weeks time.


Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:45

If it is the gall midge,just cut the heads off and dispose.(not on the compost heap).  Best burnt.

You have to cut the cycle of the larvae falling into the soil, and then metamorphosing into the adult insect, free to lay eggs in the flower bud again.

What are these plants?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 10:17

Surfinia or petunia.

someone must have the answer for me

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 00:05

Fill it up with soil, enough to fill the hole before planting. 

Yellow columbine help!

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 23:35

I don't think it is frost, aquilegias are pretty hardy. The Touchwood aquilegias site has a page on aquilegias diseases. I agree with nut, shear it all off, burn or dustbin the debris. Do not put on compost heap if any chance of a fungal disease.

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