Latest posts by fidgetbones

Monkey puzzle seed

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 09:16

Monkey puzzles don't need a lot of heat. If they have germinated, I would take them out of the propagator and into small pots of loamy compost or garden soil. Then keep them in a cold greenhouse or cold frame over winter, just giving them protection from the worst of the weather.

Watering potted citrus during winter

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 18:03

If it gets too dry, the leaves start to curl. At that point I water it and make sure it drains well.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 16:21

Snowing here.  The only gardening I have done is making sure the greenhouse heater has kicked in.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 14:29

Marion, you should have a T shirt that reads, "Gardening Legend"

Help with a Flamingo Plant?

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 09:25

Is it an Anthurium? I think it is probably beyond saving, but keeping it damp over winter and then slowly starting to water in Spring may lead to a miraculous recovery. A lot of stuff does tend to die off at this time of year, although Anthuriums are tropical and so should be perennial growers.

 As you have found the fleshy roots of anthurium tend to rot when standing in water. It need to be damp but not standing in water.

Planting a garden cheaply

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 09:19

The cheapest way to do it, is learn how to take hard wood cuttings, and then beg a few cuttings off of frnds etc. Placed in position now, they could be rooted by next  May, ready to grow on in the summer. If you want instant, however, you will have to fork out for larger plants.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 08:41

Just got up and put telly on. Lorraine has men in kilts doing Yoga. Get your xmas treat here girls.

 I went to Great Aunt Sylvias 102nd Birthday Party on Sunday. As she said, see you next year. You have to be optimistic at her age.

We seem to have had a bit of a frost. Blue skies and chilly out there. I'm trying to summon courage to go out to the post office to collect the parcel they didn't  leave yesterday.

Help a novice gardener with his new herb garden? :)

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 18:55

I dont know fox farm ocean soil.  Is it loam based or a fibre base such as bark or peat?

Last edited: 29 November 2017 18:55:29

Help a novice gardener with his new herb garden? :)

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 06:38

None of these need to be inside. I am assuming you do not have frost or snow in southern California. If you are container gardening, I would use largish pots, holding at least five litres of free draining soil. Add  Sharp grit or perlite or vermiculite to aid drainage. I would not use any pesticide such as neem oil on plants where you intend to consume the leaves. All herbs do best in a sunny position, and need little fertiliser. Your cactus mix would probably be suitable.

Last edited: 29 November 2017 06:40:15

Positioning Peach Tree

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 19:07

You can, but if it was against a wall you could erect a cover easily to stop peach leaf curl. Out in the open it will get it for sure.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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