Latest posts by fidgetbones

Buying a hammock online

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 19:15

I've been one a long time.

Buying a hammock online

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 19:08

If he'd said he was looking for a good pair of waders at the mo, I might have believed him, but a hammock in this weather?


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:46

I'm back from Newcastle, the M1 was shut near chesterfield, so A1 and A64 nightmare, but eventually we got home.

Very tired. early night tonight I think.

Depleated soil levels

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:44

If its free draining, I would give it a load of well rotted Farm Yard manure. This will help retain nutrients long term, otherwise with excessive rain, it just drains straight through. Next spring , I would dose the area with 100g of Blood , fish and bonemeal every square metre.


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 04:21

yes, I know this is an absurd time of morning.

 I cant sleep in a strange hard bed in Newcastle.  Funeral yesterday, went as well as could be expected. sorting out of stuff to do today, then back home late Friday.

I noticed my Hamamelis was starting to flower yesterday, I  moved it next to the window so that I could see it from indoors. It's one of those plants people buy me for a present, only for me to realise , the reason I hadn't got one  is I have the wrong soil. So it gets potted and moved about.

It looks like you were all busy on here yesterday. I'll be back at the weekend.


Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 20:38

Also Hodsock Priory, at Blyth, North Notts, is open during February for the snowdrops.

This might be suitable for the Notts/ South Yorks contingent.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 20:34

John Masseys garden at the back of Ashwood nurseries in Kingswinford, west Midlands, is open on February 8th, 10 am to 4pm.

Outstanding winter interest is provided by hellebores, cyclamen, snowdrops, witch hazels and the coloured stems of dogwood and willow.

This garden was featured on the alpine section of the great garden revival.

if anyone wants more detail.

I will be going and taking my mum.(unless there is heavy snow) If anyone wants to meet up let me know.

herbaceous plants

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 20:13

If you've got deep pockets you can try

Woottens of wenhaston,

Ashwood nurseries in Kingswinford

Burncoose nurseries in cornwall,

Crocus nurseries.

Crug hardy plants, north wales.

herbaceous plants

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 19:55

Very few people send out mature plants because of the high cost of postage.

Why dont you try a garden centre or nursery in spring, and then grow them on?


Posted: 15/01/2014 at 00:38



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