Latest posts by fidgetbones


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.

Rose cuttings - potting on and buds

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 23:05

Disturbing them now will probably damage the roots. I wouldn't pot them on until they go dormant.

Remove any flowers this year to help them. Have they actually got roots yet? My cuttings I took in winter have no roots yet, even though the tops are growing.

Help me identify this pest

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 21:27

Snails. I have lost delphiniums stems the same way.

Purple sensation, fail to flower

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 21:24

I think they prefer being in the soil. Whenever I have used pots for excess ones, they don't do very well.

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