Latest posts by fidgetbones

Marestail, Subbase, Artificial Lawn

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 09:46

My mum has Mares tail growing through Tarmac over hardcore.  My dad had tarmac laid because he hated mowing the lawn. I have no doubt that it will grow through hardcore and artificial turf.

unidentified wildflower...

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 08:03

Phacelia tanacetifolia. It is used as green manure, but left to flower, the bees love it.


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 08:00

Hubby was a teacher in a previous life. He says it is well known that kids go loopy when it is windy.

I believe the rate of heart attacks in the elderly goes up too. That sounds like a good enough excuse for all those ove r  27 to stay in and keep warm.


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 07:01

It looks cold and windy out there. Can someone push the rain this way a bit. We've not had enough to wet the ground. I could do with the runner bean bed being well watered before I plant.


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 06:58

That's one happy dog.

Different colour this year

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 19:32

Temperature difference. It will change through the summer.

Cracked open cherry tree seed and saw this. What should i do now?

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 19:31

Cherries are ripe when they are swollen and red. If still green probably not ripe and not viable seed.

Rose cuttings - potting on and buds

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 07:37

I think they are better just pushed into a slit trench, or where you want them, and then forget about them for a year or so.

New Garden Prep

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 07:19

The old shrubs will have impoverished the soil. Dig as much compost or well rotted barnyard manure in as you can get. Make sure any perennial weed roots are removed before you replant. Add a good handful per square yard of blood fish and bone to the soil, before you replant. You might want to check the pH level to see whether the soil is acid or alkaline.

What kind of iris is this?

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 07:10

Siberian Iris, possibly Caesars brother.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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what has been your plant of the year? 
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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Ghost orchid

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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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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