Latest posts by fidgetbones

Comfey Liquid Fertiliser

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:56

I don't see why not, but the question is Why? It keeps well . I store it it in washed out milk bottles or fizzy pop bottles.

Cut and come again

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:44

I only cut the leaves off at the base of the leaf. You have to leave the growing point in the centre of the plant.

Tree, bush and bulb ID

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:14

Not sure of the tree. The shrub is Choisya ternata 

The bulb is a corm, the new one stacks on top of old ones. Its possibly a Crocosmia. lucifer in particular has big corms. How big is it , its possibly a crocus if it is dying down now, as opposed to shooting up.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:42

I love the gaudy red of Winston Churchill.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:41

Taken before picking. I strip  all  flowers  off every three days or so.

ID my whole garden!

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:32

Osteospermum,looks like the hardy variety. Likes a sunny position. Easy to propagate by soft  cuttings.

Pelargonium. not hardy.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:30

I grow mine in the veg patch too. Last years effort.

Fowl treatment or wot?((

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:08

In Australia they have this stuff called Dynamic lifter. I used to sprinkle it liberally around my friends plants. It was fine until it rained. Phoo ee.

They made me keep the Durian fruit in the outside fridge by the pool.

Growing Multiple Sweetcorn Varieties

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:08

Pollination by other groups  (standard or supersweet) will make tendersweet more tough and starchy. Why I do not know, but it is recommended that the three main groups, tendersweet, supersweet and standard are all grown separately to stop cross pollination, because of this deterioration in quality.

I only grow Swift  F1which is a tendersweet.  You do not get the tendersweet types in shops because they do not  transport as well, too tender. the ones you buy in shops are usually supersweet.

They are wind pollinated, and it is recommended that varieties are at least 75m apart to stop cross pollination. If you are growing on an allotment, then get together with the others to find out what they are growing, otherwise you will all have tough kernels.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 17:37

I've been asked to grow blue sweetpeas for a wedding in mid July.  They are in and tied to the canes. Now fingers crossed.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Chelsea 2017

Any thoughts or musings? 
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Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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Plant of the year

what has been your plant of the year? 
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insects on ivy

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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:05

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Ghost orchid

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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 21:02

Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 12:55

Do you remember?

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Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

plant identification

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Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 11/01/2017 at 10:30

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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