Latest posts by fidgetbones

What am I growing??!!

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:34

Mystery plants are aquilegias. The laves are a bit mildewed. Shear them off, water and feed for new  fresh growth.

 I leave lavender heads on over winter as the goldfinches pick the seeds out of them, but when the last florets are done, you can tidy the plant up by giving it a gentle chop back. Don't cut into old wood or it won't resprout.

Hydrangeas gently fade. If you don't like it cut it off. You could leave it over winter.

 Stuff in pots needs more water than you think in summer.

Soil mould.

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:30

I don't see why you want to destroy the  plants. The mould is growing on dead  stuff in the soil. It is part of the decomposition process.  Leave it alone and let it find a natural balance.

Last edited: 16 August 2017 19:30:15

Planning for pruning grafted apple branches

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 06:27

Mark the graft with red wax or similar , so that you know where the graft is.  I would also label each graft so that you know the variety.

Pruning/topping? A eucalyptus tree.

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 20:38

If you prune all the lower branches to stubs. they will probably regrow and you will have juvenile foliage to use for flower arranging etc.  As regards height, eucalyptus will regrow even if you take the lot down to stumps.  I've done it. Its now back up to 25 ft in a few years.

Garden Wars

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 19:28

Maybe start a tenants gardening club?

Green waste bin smothered in white bugs

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 18:58

A good squirt with  household fly spray should sort it.

Green waste bin smothered in white bugs

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 18:58

A mite of some sort. I think pansyface has the answer.

Green waste bin smothered in white bugs

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:42

Could you post the photo using the camera icon at the right of  the tool bar.

Tree Lillies

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:05

Trim off the spent flower head. Leave it until end of September when the leaves will fall off. You can then tip them out, prune the stem off.

Pond plant

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 13:44


 use the camera icon in the toolbar to upload photos.

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