Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 17:27

I hope noone else bought bouquet lilies from T&M. Bouquet lilies are joy lilies under a different name. I had them replaced but planted them in the veg plot. They are in flower. The stems are six inch high and the snails love the petals. The advert said one stem would fill a vase. It would have to be a small vase.


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:34

Gardeners world recorded for tomorrow.

Bed for me now. Good night folks.

Tips on planting hazel trees?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:24

The squirrels plant them for me.I find them all over the garden.

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:22

Lilies in pots. Daturas in pots. A large mandevilla (red). Some calla lilies.Cannas,  A large banana. Some white flowered argyranthemums. I only have one thing in a pot,when it is done I swap them around. Also a few succulents such as aeoniums and echeverias.


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:14

Today I started swapping the pots with spring bulbs in for the upcoming lilies. Then I found that the undergardener had mowed the pinks that were just about to flower.  Chelsea chop it was not.  It looked like grass he said. So did the harebells last year. The blue poppies were decapitated the year before.How many times have I said if its in a border, leave it.

Then Mum phoned. She had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. I then had to race up, give her an antihistamine, run her to hospital for prearranged x ray, sit at doctors for a gap for different antibiotics, then got home to find undergardener on a diet had found some fruit loaf in the freezer and accidentally eaten it.

So I have a large glass of wine, he has gone to play badminton with a friend, and pot swapping will resume tomorrow.

Plant ID please

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:02

a little pansy or viola


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:37

Scorchio here.

French beans planted. Various battered alliums and a rose trussed up. New peony planted. OH has mowed lawns after fixing mower. It wouldnt start. Spark plug says I. No, the engineer says, and spends an hour stripping it down. New spark plug and it goes.

Lots of watering. Aquilegias labelled for seed collection. Ham salad for tea. Have a good evening folks.

Help !!

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:39

If the weather turns really bad again, stick it in the greenhouse, shed, garage or porch, until the weather gets better. Mine are all still in the greenhouse being cosseted.

Growing potatoes

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 22:46

Just let the tops grow. The leaves produce the food  to make the tubers swell.

When the plants flower, the tubers are swelling .You can cut just the flowers off if you want, but most people say it makes no difference. If you have kids it stops them thinking they are green tomatoes.

Shrivelled and dry mail order plants?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:40

Just out of interest, what were they supposed to be?

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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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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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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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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