Latest posts by fidgetbones

Big deal about penstemons?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:38

Cut the heads off oriental poppies, as soon as the petals have dropped. Feed and water!!!!(not needed here at the mo) and they often reflower.

Big deal about penstemons?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 08:48

Well, would you like the option of foliage on top and flowers below?

I currently have a purple one flowering at the back of a border that is 3ft high. The slugs don't eat them, unlike lupins. My prize lupin  is a disgrace.

If it stops persisting down, I'll take a photo.

What's digging up the seeds

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:10

I had a mouse digging in the corner of a tray of onion seed back in February. A mouse trap stopped it.

Mouldering pumpkins

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:08

It's been too cold and wet. Early on in the season, many pumpkin and squashes and courgettes do not set properly, then rot and drop off. Next week is forecast to be hot, that should help.


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:40

Funny that.. I think mine were moonlight as well. The French beans, borlotti beans and sweet corn at the side of them, sowed the same day, germinated fine. I thought mine had got too hot, no chance of that last week.

Identifying this plant?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:36

Could be a mallow of some sort.


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:23

Dove, I had the first lot of runner beans rot. I resowed a different type and complained to the seed people who replaced the seed.  The runners have now surpassed the French beans up the poles. I would try pushing some seeds in the ground. It's going to be hot next week, that should get them going. I bet Verdun is already picking his. Where is Panda and Kef , as well?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 20:41

I'm sure you have already done it, but change all your passwords that he may know.

Photocopy any documents that may come in useful (bank statements )and either email them to a safe (ie one he doesn't know about) email address or lodge them with a friend.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 20:08

Oo er ooks like a weird creature in the flowerbeds.

antirrhinum sonnet

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 20:02

They prefer full sun. I would put them in clumps about a foot (30cm in new money) apart.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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