Latest posts by fidgetbones

Bug Hotel

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:28

I saved some pallets for making a bug hotel, but the little sw!!e of a hyperactive grandson of my cousin smashed them up when I had my engagement party. I know how people who went away for the weekend to find their darling sons had a facebook party feel. However, I salvaged some half pallets and made a bug hotel with a hedgehog basement.

New hubby had the temerity to say it looked untidy!!!!

Not mine, this was in the botanic garden in Aarhus Denmark.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:12

Is it good for wildlife?

I'm looking at the rose that I planted in next doors old orchard. Its 40 ft up a cherry tree, but it could do with company.

The hawthorn on the boundary has a clematis montana, a rosa filipesx? and a jasmine up it. You can't actually see much of the hawthorn.

I do have an orange peel clematis (Bill Mackenzie?) through a buddleja x weyerana. I chop both down in spring, and up they come.

Plant identification help please

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:23

Similar leaves to wild chicory, but mine is currently much taller.

Salvia Amistad seeds

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:13

Glad we are singing from the same sheet

Salvia Amistad seeds

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 18:55

Amistad is a cultivar , not a species. It is propagated vegetatively by cuttings.  It you take seeds off of Amistad, they may be similar, but equally may be somewhat different , depending on what the bees have done. If you want a lot, the best way is to buy one plant and take cuttings.


Posted: 28/06/2016 at 18:11

I put the heating on for a bit too. Drizzling here all afternoon.

Murray won his first round match at Wimbledon. The poor brit facing him put up a valiant effort.

Cup Plant

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 17:28

Whether something is an invasive weed or not,depends on the conditions in grows in. For instance, Zantedeschia dies if left outside  in my garden. In Cornwall, it thrives. In the upper reaches of the Swan River in Western Australia, it is a weed and spreads everywhere. How big is the patch now, and how long have you had it?

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 15:09

OMG chicky, until I read it properly I thought that was your garden. Time for some coffee and wake up properly.

What Is This

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 13:56

Can we have a close up of the leaves please?

Charlotte Pots CHITS

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 13:55

Bit late but plant them asap. You may have spuds for christmas if you grow them in the big bags and can give them protection from frosts in October.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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