Latest posts by fidgetbones

Mail Order - Perennials

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:53

I'm with fairygirl. Good advert lad.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:58

Use any side shoots that you cut off as cuttings. They root quickly in gritty compost.

Five cuttings around a six inch pot, tops pinched twice as they grow, will give an instant filler for a space come June, and will flower until the frosts.

Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:44

There is two sorts of levingtons. The stuff packaged for gardeners contains recycled rubbish and is made by one firm, and is sold in garden centres.

The other stuff is packaged for nurseries, comes by the pallet load, and  is fine peat based. If you can get it, its called Levington Pro . I use the levington pro M3  for potting on and tomatoes in buckets. I add some perlite to it to weaken it for seeds, although they do make a seed compost.

Erysimum Apricot Twist/Wallflowers

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:34

I had this one year. It flowered from when I bought it in March until October. I never found a non flowering shoot to take a cutting from. Basically it flowered itself to death as it died over winter. I still thought it worth the cost.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 19:00

Not to mention sleepwalking, sleepeating, and hallucinations.Hostafan, have you tried the imagining walking around the perfect fantasy garden?

Sometimes I change it to lying on a beach somewhere tropical. You close your eyes and listen to the waves. As they come up the beach gently, you breathe in, as they ebb, you breathe out. Feel the sun on your face, concentrate on the waves. Let all other thoughts go. The sea comes up the beach, it goes out again.

Give it a try. Also make sure there are no electronic devices that emit light in the bedroom. The blue light they emit can hinder sleep.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 02:01

All the z drugs, ie zopiclone, zimovane , zolpidem,zaleplon, should only be used for a maximum of 14days without a break. However they do seem to be used continuously, and doctors prescribe them for long periods. Bizarre side effects are exacerbated by mixing with alcohol.

Hodsock Priory

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 01:54

That bank of hellebores has grown quite a bit in the two years since our forum visit.

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:24

I thought I had lost it last year, but it came up frum the base, very late flowering though, compared to rooted cuttings overwintered in  the greenhouse


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 18:22

Anyone of delicate sensibilities, look away now.

Have you ever been in the supermarket, thought you were talking to hubby, and found he had moved away and you were talking to a complete stranger?

Well, the hotel cat seems to have hit on me for a soft touch.  It followed us into breakfast this morning, a buffet arrangement. After I had got cereal, I was by the hot dishes, when I uttered to the man next to me, dressed in same colour t shirt and shorts as hubby, and said "pussy would like some bacon" . An american man I had never met before turned round and said"excuse me" in an indignant voice and took two steps away from me. 

Ho hum.

Two young canadians on boat. Male was buff. Female was about a slender size 6 and made dumb blondes look good. We had a performance while she was taking off her frilly lacy shorts and poking her pert posterior in the direction of a boat full of men with their tongues hanging out.

Later on we were introduced. His name was Ken. I have no idea what hers was because I couldnt get Barbie out of my mind.

Difficult dry shade woodland planting

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 00:24

Is it under conifers shade or deciduous?' Deciduous woodland shade will support lots of spring flowering perennials before the trees come into leaf. Foxgloves, cyclamen, hellebores, pulmonarias would all do well.

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