Latest posts by fidgetbones

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:59

I think the leaves are too feathery for chocolate cosmos. They tend to be more like dahlia leaves and the flowers have a dark centre.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:56

Cosmos "dazzler" grows to 4 ft.

blackfly? ants?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:03

The ants are probably "farming" the blackfly. Wash them off with a good squirt from the hosepipe, or soapy water in a sprayer.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:01

We have been in Derbyshire today. Hubby wanted to try out a new scanner, anyway we ended up at Chatsworth farm shop. They had some local grown really impressive sweet peas at £4 a bunch.  Maybe I need to feed mine a bit more.


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 20:46

The scottish lad done good.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 19:44

Thank you so much for the seeds and cutting, Richard. They arrived today. I have the rooted cutting in water, I will pot it up , later tonight.

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.

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