Latest posts by fidgetbones

Opium poppy seeds

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 05:47

They need light to germinate. Scatter some seed in autumn after the pods are brown and fully ripe, and save some to scatter on freshly turned over soil in March. Mulching on top of the scattered seed will stop them germinating.

red poppies

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 05:41

I find they will germinate if tossed on to freshly dug soil in March. Then water in. They need light to germinate.  Once you have them , if you let them seed around ,you will always have them because the seed lasts for years in the soil. Every time you fork over a fresh patch of soil in the spring, they will come up like weeds.

red poppies

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 22:15

Are you talking about red  californian poppies, or the common red corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas?


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 21:59

Did you kick your fiance into  submission, Clari?


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:46

Today ,we went to the buddhist garden near Newark that was featured on Britains best back gardens last January.

Hmm, a mixed reaction. Some things such as cloud pruning done very well. Other stuff,such as lots of uneven paths and concrete, bad. 

So we left there and went to Norwell nursery, nearby.

The gardens look lovely. The dieramas in particular were good. I bought some plants, a Crocosmia okovango, stipa gigantea, a geum, kniphofia mango popsicle, and an angelica that I thought was a black elder. The leaves are really dark red, it should be interesting next year. I also got a Salvia embers wish.

Plant ID

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:15

Its used a lot in Australia as bedding, it copes well with the hot summers in Perth. There is a pink form as well I think, remembering from browsing garden centres in Western Australia.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:12

I think a greivance procedure about a malicious complaint is in order. Turn the tables, wonky. Otherwise mud has a bad habit of sticking. Make sure that there is no doubt whatsoever. 

Plant ID

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:07

Gaura lindheimeri. Sometimes known as whirling butterflies, which I think is a selection. It does better in hot areas, likes full sun.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 23:47

Are you dead heading regularly? If you let them form pods, the plant will start to die.

tree lillies from HARTS NURSERIES

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:44

I have had then grow about Four feet in the first year, and six feet therafter.

Whatever you do , don't buy Joy lilies aka bouquet lilies. One flower stem will fill a vase it said. Well I only got two flowering stems out of twelve, the slugs ate them as soon as they poked through the soil. The flowering stem did fill a vase, one of those little bud vases, four inches high.  The longiflorum liles that they replaced them with are flowering now, three feet high and perfumed.

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any non religious ideas 
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We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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