Latest posts by fidgetbones

When to pinch out sweet peas

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 15:57


Biggest from xglove in the world?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 10:44

I have one that must be eight ft high. I think it was the mild winter, letting the plant get big before sending up the flowering shoot.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 09:50

When I told my first husband that I had seen a solicitor and was filing for divorce, his words were..

"Well you'll have to pay me maintenance, because you earn more than me"

When he had it spelt out to him, that he was going, the assets would be evenly split, and that he was going to get a full and final financial settlement, he got too nice. Sending me Valentine's card, trying to patch things up. It wasn't until I sold my car that he had been entertaining other women in, that he realised I was serious. (I was driving a company vehicle for work) He then reverted to type, forging my signature to clear out a bank account.(Not the first time) it took me six months to get him out of the house. I had the decree absolute before he finally went. Six months of living in separate rooms, two lives in one house. Thankfully there were no children in the crossfire, and I had a busy job to keep me occupied.

Best time to take Semi-Hardwood cuttings

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 09:05

As fritillary says,  Jasmine shoots root wherever they touch the ground. It is easy to layer them. Pin a long dangling shoot into a pot of soil, and cover up a joint or two. When roots have grown,  sever from the main plant.

Best time to take Semi-Hardwood cuttings

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 09:00

If you are doing semi ripe, I put them in plug trays with a plastic dome on top. A cut down 2litre fizzy pop bottle will go over a 7cm pot. Semi ripe should be rooted by autumn. Protect with a cold frame or shed windowsill in winter, they need some light. Pot on into 7cm pots in spring. When the roots fill that pot, either pot on or plant out.

Is this a Marigold?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:13

Pot marigold,  Calendula officinalis.  The petals can be used as a substitute for saffron.

Best time to take Semi-Hardwood cuttings

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:11

Semi ripe is something you get with experience. It is older than soft, but not hard.  If the top three inch is really bendy and wilts easily it is soft. If it had gone hard so that it doesn't bend easily it is hard. Semi ripe is somewhere in the middle.  Can I suggest you take a few cuttings every three weeks or so, from now.

Buddleia Weevil - Cleopus Japonicus

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:06

Pick off any affected leaves and burn them.

Are Brugmansia (Angels Trumpets) poisionous

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:56

I've got half a greenhouse full. I've also got digitalis and some castor oil plants.  Not to mention the Aconitum and the Opium poppies. In fact half an apothecarys chest full.

They're fine as long as you don't eat them.

or feed them to the old man or the PITA next door neighbour

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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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