Latest posts by fidgetbones

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.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 18:48

Best wishes DD

If you don't want him to read your posts, use a new name. PM a few that you know to let them know who you are. Above all,  stay safe. Verbal abuse and controlling behaviour can be as bad as physical  abuse. You can always make a new garden . Will you stay in France or return to England?

Mature trees, shrubs and perennials dying

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 14:56

The curling of the leaves looks more like hormone weedkiller damage. Have you mulched around your garden with bought in manure? Some is contaminated by aminopyralid, or compost using grass clippings treated with clopyralid.

What was the winning name for the sweet pea competition

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 09:32

Not my choice then

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 09:28

I did that with the wheeliebins this week. Two full to   put out, and three compost bagfuls to go in them after emptying. The weeds are loving all this wet. I compost as much as I can, but perennial weed roots and anything seeding goes in the green waste bin.

My dahlias have buds but no flowers yet.

Blue Magnolia

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:37

Is it a Magnolia acuminata, aka blue magnolia or cucumber tree? 

or are you expecting blue flowers?

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:23

Lol, I thought Graham had a fish flood.

Lily, did you get to drink all the wine out of the boxes before artfully arranging them?

Lovely gardens everyone. Mine is all bashed down by rain. Every year I put in more  plant scaffolding. Every year something goes over. The banana seems to be loving the rain though.

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:16

If you deadhead you may get a second flush. If you don't, you get seeds to scatter around and more plants. 

In my experience they only last two to three years, so I save seeds off of the best purple to raise a few new ones.

Wisteria hasvdied

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:11

Is it grafted.? Check around the graft join to see if it is weeping or cracked.

Has anyone been using weedkiller in the vicinity?

My flowers ..

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 22:08

You can zoom in????? OMG. What are you using?

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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