Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 23/03/2016 at 23:32

Mouse traps are cheaper to feed and just as effective. I had one digging in the seed trays in the greenhouse.. a baited trap broke its neck last night. I put the remains out for the fox. In case its got a cousin, another trap is ready and waiting.

Poorly Dragon Tree

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 23:28

I was thinking sycamore or field maple seedlings


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 16:59

I'm watching Terry Wogan in Harrogate. He's been to Bettys. My niece had part of her hen party weekend there in a private room upstairs. All the old relatives had afternoon tea with the youngsters, then we oldies  had a quiet evening while the youngsters went out clubbing, then  the turkish baths next day.

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:13

I had a collection of phlox from hayloft. They were also bare roots. They needed potting on into smallish pots and grow them ln first. They flowered the second year.

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:11

Chicky, I increase phlox by irishmans cuttings. At this time of year, I hack a lump off of the side of the plant without digging it up. It usually has a few roots and a strong shoot or three. I pot it up until the roots fill a three inch pot, then plant out.

Bird song is back

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 10:09

A blackbird singing woke me up at 4am today. I wasnt all that happy about it.


Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:40

6m high, I would want it down.

I think anything planted at the base would suffer because of dryness. Large leylandii will impoverish the soil beneath.


Should I Plant or Pot

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:11

Not invasive around here in the east midlands. the frost gets them.

I grow them in large pots.

Anyone ever ordered from Bakker Spalding?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 15:51

the worst thing about them is the photoshopped colours in the catalogue.

What the ?*******? is doing this?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 15:49

Squirrels eat my camellia flowers. they chew the base and the petals go everywhere.

I had them strip an entire bed of 70 sweetcorn plants one year. the trail went into the wood next door. Most years they leave them alone

Sometimes there is a roguemale, showing off to females that is very destructive.

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