Latest posts by fidgetbones

Dwarf Marigold Flower top being taken off

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:18

I suspect two legged vandals.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:16

I have given away the last of the alliums to a neighbour,  Now as it's June it must be roses. I don't have many roses.  but I cut some buds for bud vases. The pink one I bought as a n old rose, but I have no idea of name.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:03

The honeysuckle is Graham Thomas. I have just had a walk around the garden, The smell is gorgeous.

The wisteria is a rooted layer from my original one. Wisteria  floribunda macrobotrys. It has tassels up to two feet long. The one on the pergola with the honeysuckle didn't  get pruned last year. It has lots of flowers. The original one that is grafted and was carefully pruned has two flowers, except for the bit which escaped into the beech hedge, wasn't pruned , and you guessed it, flowered.


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:58

I finally got my beans in today. Its not the planting, its barrowing four barrows full of FYM, putting in 40 bamboo sticks,  add FBB, fork, tie canes together so they don't go over, plant, tie the long shoots to the canes, water in well, make sure the leaky hosepipe is in position. They can cope with the shade from the oak, just not the  abstraction of tons of water a day from the veg bed by the oak.

Other than that , all I have done today is watch the tennis and feed  hubby.  Murray lost after a good first set.

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:42

I just love aquilegias in May and June

I am selecting from the Touchwood seedlings to increase certain colours. The peach  and raspberry double one,that nut also has , I want a big patch of. The double (quadruple) yellow, I have a load of seedlings off this year. It looks great in a shady corner, instant sunshine. The white stellata I will probably dig up, although it tends to glow in the gloaming.

I have some touchwood dragons breath, but I  cant get the pics to load, I will have to try again tomorrow.

Plants identity

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:31

Well the first  three were easy as I have all three. The aeonium has to be overwintered in a greenhouse here. The lychnis casts around a bit, it comes up in odd cracks. The candelabra primula look like the one I have labelled as  himalayan cowslips which are yellow and three ft high. I guess I got mislabelled seed. It likes damp conditions, streamsides , boggy bits etc.

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:21

From touchwood, shooting stars.violet pom pom


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:13

At least he is close to a hospital. A friend of ours who runs the diving on Cocos (keeling ) island in the Indian Ocean, had to be medevacced back to Western Australia to be treated.  4hour flight.  2 flights a week.

He's fine now. Is is treatable, so don't worry too much.

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:01

All specimens welcome.

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:53

A white pom pom and a white stellata. Stellata have no spurs .(sometimes called clematiflora.)

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