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Latest posts by fidgetbones

unidentified plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 17:28

I let it form seed because it doesn't last long as a plant. In later years the seedlings take over.

unidentified plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 17:00

Have a look at Thalictrum delavayi and see if that matches if you can't load a photo.

Un known Plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 16:55

Crinum x powellii alba

WHAT is this plantor weed?? Can anyone help?

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 16:20

Yes, I'd say a violet. I'm trying to establish them in a shady patch by the hedge.  I have a dark leaved purple one and a white one.

Green manure

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 15:27

I have grown phacelia tanacetifolia.  I did not dig it in though. I let it flower and the bees thought it was great. I then ripped it out and put it on the compost heap.

 Try the organic gardening catalogue for supplies. Much cheaper than little seed packets.

Bulb advice please plus future plans

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 10:13

Brambles in the garden I cut back. There are enough trying to take over from next door. They fight back and I usually get scratches from them.

 Thick leather gauntlets and a pair of loppers required. Otherwise in 2 years you won't have a garden at all, just a bramble patch.

Bulb advice please plus future plans

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:50

If you have foxes, you don't get rats.

 I prefer the foxes, and the cubs playing on the lawn are so cute.

If you want lots of wildlife, you have to be a bit untidy, to give them undisturbed areas.

Allium seeds

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:45

My Allium christophii self seeded under the wisteria. There are now hundreds of the things because I do little weeding there. I must get in and move some to a better position.

Where to purchase roses?

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:43

Container grown as opposed to containerised (as wg wb found) are a lot more expensive than bare root. If you buy from a garden centre in a pot, tip it out to see if its just a bare root packed in peat.

Mail order, I would order bare roots now for delivery November, and meanwhile start to prepare the planting holes.

Tree Peony

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:36

My  Peony seeds germinated after I had chucked them out after 2 years. I have a place where I tip all seed trays where the seed has not germinated after 2 seasons.  It's surprising what comes up in it. You have to have an idea of what the first true leaves look like though.

Do ame as nut says, and give it another season.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 22:01

solitary bees

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