Latest posts by fidgetbones

Calla lillies

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:47

Mine are only just showing growth. They are in the greenhouse in a pot. A bit of warmth would get them going a bit faster.

Identify Plant from Gardeners' World Episode

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:19

Its an opium poppy. Papaver somniferum.

I think its Ladybird

Last edited: 25 May 2016 19:21:10

Surfina bedding plants

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:17

Where do you live Steve?

I know where there is a greenhouse full.


Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:14

The repeated bits are a bit much. yesterday the exmoor back story was repeated, today the Jordan back story about how cloth is woven. More gardens please. A tour of stands of  garden sculpture wuldn't go amiss either.

Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:03

Not up here in the East Mids. All tucked up in the poytunnel.

any idea on what plant this is?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:44

Yes, I would. In the summer if it is in a big pot, you can water well every other day, but let it drain out. Do not let it stand in water. Keep it only just damp in winter.

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:42

Is that a bulb in the middle or the silvery stuff around it.?

Wildflower ID

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:39

I've got a nice pink one with variegated leaves.I did buy the one named Jenny but it died after the first year.

any idea on what plant this is?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:25

It is some sort of citrus I think. Crush a leaf, does it smell lemony?

Citrus prefer a slightly acid compost, there is specialist citrus compost and feed sold. Keep frost free in winter, i put my lemon outside in the summer, and water well in summer months, but keep it on the dry side in winter. they do not like being parked next to draughts or radiators, they will often drop their leaves , but grow new ones in Spring.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:19

and you'd have to get through the brambles first.

Robin Wight is no longer taking commissions for fairies. He makes what he feels like and has sold one on ebay. He said he hated the experience, so the last one he did by sealed bids. He didn't take the highest bid, it went for a lower offer to a hospice in Devon.

He prefers them to be on public display so everyone can enjoy them.  His daughter makes the dandelions, and when we picked them up ast December, the waiting list was over a year.

His son sells small kits with a basic model, instructions and wire so you can make one yourself.

I had one made for me by my hubby,and he has two kits in hand to make more.

Hubbys version based on the one below

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