Latest posts by fidgetbones

New trees, should I return?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:33


Compost idea

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:31

I get them off of the building site foreman who lives across the road. I get them free. he gets free toms and sweet peas in the summer.  They are great for leaf mould as well as compost heaps.

New trees, should I return?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:28

I can't get the links to work. Try loading a photo using the camera icon at the right hand side, top of dialog box.

ID Please

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 23:21

I think Phlomis fruticosa is Jerusalem sage.

Of course none of them are sages at all. Real sage as used in stuffing is a Salvia.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 23:16

I think the no dig only works if your soil has no perennial weeds in to start with, and you can make or obtain loads of compost.  I was going to suggest Sil watched it, but the amount of couch grass roots I forked out over Easter, makes me think of the nuclear option. Glyphosate, and lots of it.

ID Please

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 22:15

I'm thinking Phlomis russelliana. It has yellow flowers in whorls up the stem.It is also known as Turkish sage.

Last edited: 21 April 2017 22:17:20

What plant is this please?

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 17:33

Could you post a photo?

use the camera icon at the right of the tool bar.

Lily beetles

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 07:43

The only good lily beetle is a  squashed dead lily beetle.  They are not native to this country, there are no local predators except me, and the larvae are quite disgusting. I spent one summer wiping them off with damp kitchen towel, and still my lilies were ruined.

Broken Gladiolus a lost cause?

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 22:43

Get a bag to plant straight into the soil.You can plant gladioli up until the end of May. At the best you will have a succession of flowers. At worst, you will have some in September.

Glen Coe Raspberry

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 22:37

I got one shoot three foot long. Last year it had about Six fruit. Polka planted at the same time has formed nice clumps. I thought it would add variety, but really a waste of space.

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