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Latest posts by fidgetbones

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:30

Thats a beautiful plant, Lyn. I have a dusky pink single and whites, that have gently spread under the original shrub border. I moved a seedling (white) last year to the new bed under the oak. This is raised from the lawn level, so I hope to see them better. I bought two new ones from Ashwood, a double yellow and a double red for the  under oak bed. The original shrub border separates my garden from the derelict orchard and wood next door. There is no actual fence(just boundary markers at intervals) and the wildlife comes through under the shrubs. I find if I leave the leaves on until the hellebores have already put up the flowers then they don't get trampled by cats/foxes/hedgehogs/squirrels. I don't seem to suffer from the blackspot problems.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:15

Next doors  hounds (great danes) in the snow.


Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:11

dogsitting next doors dog.


mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 18:06

with a bit of luck, some will have self seeded about a bit, and will come up next year.


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 17:30

I rearranged the greenhouse so that I can switch the heater on without cooking the plants.I removed a dead mouse from the full watering can. I pruned the Brugmansias down so I now have a a bunch of cuttings in a jar in the kitchen windowsill. They will make roots by spring, when I will pot them up. Also I pruned the lower branches of the magnolias so that I can see the hellebores beneath. Then I was going to shred the prunings, but it rained  so instead I had ginger cake and coffee.

Plant identification

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 15:14

I dont think it is fallowiana. The leaf arrangement would be more like Buddleja alternifolia.(if it is a buddeleja) If so it should flower early on in the spring.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:09

Advertising cadeezra?

mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 22:48

Sounds like a vetch.

Plant identification

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 22:46

I'll agree with  Jasmine officinale. The white summer flowering one.


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 20:01

I seem to have spent all day on the A1.  Two and a half hours to Gateshead, two hours there for MIL 90th Birthday Party. Two and a half hours drive back. If she'd woken up for more than 3 minutes it might have been worth it.

Early night for me I think.  Have a good evening folks.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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