Latest posts by fidgetbones

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:54

It's odd, isn't it?

Every plant I have bought of Ravenswing has only lasted one season, yet self set ones , seem to last . I have one in an awkward place under the magnolia, that has bronze leaves, certainly not as dark as ravenswing, it is now in its third year. Maybe the roots don't like being moved?

I will try with scattering seed where I want it to be, although slugs get most of them that  way.

Broken tomato plant

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:48

A side shoot will take over as the main stem. Tie it to a cane. Tomatoes are not self supporting, even in a greenhouse, without wind,  they will keel over. Outside it is even more important.

Paeony flowers

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:27

No, I never meant for you to think they take 25years to establish, they will last at least 25years if looked after, flowering all the time after initial couple of years establishing. Many perennials such as lupins and Echinacea only last a couple of years. A good size peony is an investment, you won't have to replace it.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:42

Now,  a forum pantomime could   be interesting...

Puss in Wellington  boots .

Kef and  the beanstalk.

We could do  Cinderella, but who would be the ugly  sisters?

Last edited: 19 May 2016 22:42:55

Can anyone advise what plant this is

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:09

I think you have a squirrel burying hazelnuts.

A place with some land?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 17:02

The main problem is the refusal of planning permission to turn it into a private house.

The council would rather it fell into rack and ruin, as it is not viable as a pub.

Peony 'eyes'

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 15:48

Only one eye, means they are pretty small plants. So long as they  are fed well, they will bulk up in time. Next year they will be two or three eyes, and if you order now, that is what you will  get next winter for planting.  With peonys, you are in it for the long term, 25 years or more, increasing in size each year.

Harlow carr

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 15:04

I can spend all day there. Break for lunch, mooch around the plant centre and book bit. Bettys in Harrogate for dinner afterwards.

Brush Cutter advice

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:36

Don't even think of it. Hospitals have enough to do as it is.

Last edited: 19 May 2016 14:37:21

Peony identification

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 23:27

Kelways have the best range to look through if you don't fancy that one, plenty of choice.

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