Latest posts by fidgetbones

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 09:45

persisting it down in Nottingham

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 09:43

if they are annuals I am amazed. They would not normally survive the winter. If they have been in that container since then, they need feeding. A  teaspoon of phostrogen in every gallon of water will help or any tomato feed such as tomorite. Mine will be getting comfrey feed, but one step at a time.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 09:04

Very sad, Lily, I hope she is getting the help she needs and is in a safe place.

Dove, sofa day needed. Take it easy.

Hostafan, you are wasting away. You will be able to hide behind the hostas  soon.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:53

Not sure I understand?

You sowed the seeds in April 2015? Did they flower last summer and somehow survive the winter?

Are they the annual or perennial type.? If it was late in the season I would say they needed a good feed. 

Seeds sown either last autumn or this spring will just be starting to flower. I sowed my annual sweet peas this February and they now have flower buds. I will expect them to flower until August, then I dump the lot on the compost heap.

Tiny Plants

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:14

Clarington, I have pm,d you.

Tiny Plants

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:13

I start nasturtiums off in pots that size, then transplant. As each plant can cover several metres, long term, tiny pots are not an option. I think I have said before, a course in garden design does not make a gardener.

A few questions

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:09

Lupins are better split in the dormant season,  They are better in the ground at this time of year. Give them a watering can each of water after planting.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:58

  I've lost count of the times I've answered the door to    the postman in a towel or a dressing gown. I think they're used to it.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:52

It's raining here. Yesterday I managed to tie up some things that were leaning at funny angles, and labelled the aquilegias I want for seed.  Other than that, not a lot got done. I have a lot of standing water in trays that needs tipping out, and the weeds are growing faster than anything else.

Wild orchids

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:56

Wild bee orchids are rare and protected all over England.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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