Latest posts by fidgetbones

Early Hyacinth!

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 19:37

Hyacinths can stand frost. I picked my first daff yesterday, 


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:47

Have a good holiday, Hostafan

Ive put the greenhouse heater on. Frost forecast for tonight. I'm hoping a few extra bricks will keep the polytunnel in place. Frank sent it over a fence to sit by the plums.

Penny daisies are blooming on the motorway roundabout. I have a rudbeckia prairie sun in flower. Whether it will survive tonight or not is a different matter.

Have a good new year everyone.



Posted: 31/12/2015 at 12:27

I didnt think we had much problem, until I went up the garden. The mini polytunnel which was weighted down with bricks, flew over a fence and landed 20ft away. Amazingly nothing squashed in garden. Cover is still intact. Most of  the stands within were still upright. Only damage a large pot of cyclamen cracked in two, and a dozen primula seedlings need repotting. 

We lifted it back in place and put more bricks on it.


Greenhouse seeds

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 12:11

They dont like transplanting. I would scatter the seed outside, where you want them to flower.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 10:54

Pottie pam, you may be able to tell us. I know many films have been filmed on Burgh Island, but I thought last night that the island was a different one. Does anyone know where last night ATTWN was filmed?

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:57

Its very mild, but there is no point starting seeds off yet. Around March, seed sowing  of annuals starts in  England.

Beginner looking for tips

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:54

Nice shed. Make sure it has a good lock on it. Store pots, bags of compost, fertiliser, and garden tools in it. Also useful to keep garden furniture in over winter.

Do you want to lose it in the background, or paint it like a beach hut and make it more prominent?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:50

I like Priscilla. It does well here but the pink is a bit paler than yours. That may be due to your higher temperatures giving a more intense colour.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:32

Oops, they were cadburys. Now I think about it, the Terrys version was Waifa.

Barbadensis Miller- Aloe Vera Medicinal Plant

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:03

If anyone in the North Notts area wants one, and can collect, give me a pm. Several large ones available, too big to post.

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