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Latest posts by fidgetbones

seed share

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 18:03

Have a look at this.

Planning a small orchard

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 18:00

If you only have one plum a self fertile victoria.

One pear- a self fertile conference.

Apples you will have more choice  so long as it is in the same pollination group as the ones you have already.

Have a look at Deacons nursery, Godshill, Isle of wight. They have a huge selection of fruit trees.

Nice problem

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:16

If they are cuttings of perennials, they will usually grow for a couple of years, but get leggy. better to start new cuttings each year and discard old plant.

You can usually chop back at end of first year, and get a good second year, but after that they tend to deteriorate.

Gunnera manicata

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:13

Is that end of the lawn boggy? I expected to see it at the side of a pond.

seed share

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:06

and a weed extracter. Its called a neverbend root breaker. After trying to dig out one teasel, I'm going to need it. Its like a narrow spade but forged steel and with a steel shafted long handle. I'd never seen one before, but I saw it a couple of months ago, and was musing over it, but then I decided I needed the right tool for the job.

seed share

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 16:56

it must have been subliminal. I went to the garden centre for a weed extracter, and came out with 2 crocosmias......along with a geum, a stokesia, some sage , and a load of packets of veg seed reduced to 50p a packet.  I got back to find 10 free packets of seed from T&M (telegraph offer) which included 2 more packets of courgette seed.

Good job courgette seeds keep for a long time.

Unable to order offers

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 16:03

It comes up for me


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 12:38

Puff its gone... Those moderators are good today. No plastic flowers here thank you.

Iris - to lift and move or allow seed pod to ripen?

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 12:36

I'd cut the seed pod off and get it out into some sun.

MOB rants

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 12:35

a supersoaker water pistol would do as well. Charlie the wargames forum is somewhere else.

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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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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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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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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