Latest posts by fidgetbones

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:50

A lot of organic matter helps. it acts like a sponge.  I have clay on one side and sandy soil on the other, and both are improved by as much compost and FYM as I can get.

Patio pots can need watering twice a day in high summer.

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:45

With flowers or shrubs, I puddle in new plantings, then only water if things are starting to droop.

Veg patch has soaker hoses which get turned on after a week of no rain fall in high summer. Runner beans in particular like a fair amount of water.

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:25

I found the young squirrels can get in the bird cage type. As they get fatter on my peanuts, they get excluded.

I have bought new ones this year, but basically replaced my old  dilapidated ones with new ones. I bought the Yankee Drolls new generation, and a new squirrel buster.

First paeony of the year

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:07

Is that a white tree peony , Nut? or a herbaceous sort?

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

I'd pot them on and cut them down a bit. What sort are they, species or garden type?

Foxglove illumination pink

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:53

well I was going to put a photo on.Now it won't let me.

Foxglove illumination pink

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:48

I have pricked out 70 Digitalis candy mountain. They will be dropped into gaps in a couple of months to flower next year. for the cost of a  packet of seed, I think they are wonderful.

What is this weed???

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 16:05

Its not anything I recognise from here.maybe this site could be of help..

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 16:00

Lots of lily beetles today. I have been squashing them. I caught one on my Verbena bonariensis cuttings.

Soil for Salvias

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 08:02

The only ones that survived outside here in the East Midlands is hot lips. I had the same collection two years ago. The plugs you receive will need potting on and growing  a bit before you plant them out. Amistad will get big, so put it as the central focal point. All the others will be 30 to 40 cm high.  Any you like, take cuttings and overwinter in a frost free greenhouse. Amistad survived the winter, but took a long time to get going the second year, flowering much later than overwintered cuttings.

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