Latest posts by fidgetbones

what dunnit?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:36

I look at the well manicured hands on some of the telly  gardening presenters, and think..

They've not seen much action in the garden. No badges of honour. Or maybe they all have nettle free brambles free and rose free gardens. Hmmm.

I figure so long as my tetanus jab is up to date, I'll be ok. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 21:23

Mine are very late but are just starting. Lots of buds on, but the first buds fell off with the cold weather.

There was an advert popping up earlier for sweet peas as cut flowers... I was interested until I saw they were £42 for 50 stems,

what dunnit?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 20:58

Dunno. I currently look like I've been self harming with a razor blade. It was the brambles in the buddleja fighting back when I put it through the shredder.

Have you got tiny splinters in the middle of each blister?

Alternately could there have been some sort of biting insect among the shrubbery.?

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:50

I think  my lilies will be about two weeks yet. The buds are there but nowhere near big enough to open yet. I look at yours and can almost smell them. Do you know what the pale dahlia is called?

I have a lot of Bishops children that I grew from seed, but subtle they are not. I also have a cafe au lait, nice colour but dinner plate size blooms that need supporting.

Marshmello Strawberries

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 21:38

Marshalls sell them but it is showing out of stock at the moment. They may have them later on in the year.

Plant I.D please

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 19:27

Opium poppy,  Papaver somniferum.

Plant ID please

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 16:44

There's a lot in the lawns around  here . I think it's more noticeable because they haven't been cut for two to three weeks because of the rain. First dry day  yesterday, and all you could here was the mating call of lawnmowers.

gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 13:42

Assuming you will be passing through Devon, a diversion to Rosemoor is interesting. I would not miss Trebah, on the banks of the Fal. last October, we practically had Trebah to ourselves.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 22:09

Not that we're all cake fanatics you understand..... excellent name TopBird

Last edited: 03 July 2016 22:09:46

Can anybody give name to this plant please

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 09:11

      I think you would  get  a mix, like the packeted seed called dancing ladies. I grew this but all the white died out,  and I just have the carmine sort left.

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