Latest posts by fidgetbones

ID please

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:32

I think its a japanese anemone too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:31

Lovely tulips Marion.

Dahlia seedlings

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:29

I'd get them into bigger pots. Stand up against a wall for protection and have the fleece ready, or move inside temporarily if a frost is forecast.

Magnolia tree

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:28

You could have the crown lifted, but that wont stop the roots. Magnolias tend to respond to pruning by sending out more shoots. If it makes the house dark, then you might be best to take it out and perhaps plant a new one, a small one perhaps like a Magnolia  liliflora nigra.


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:16

Today, while digging out nasty couch grass roots from heavy clay, OH came to me with a box. Rare, unusual and exciting plants it said. Its supposed to be the replacements for the Phlox and Penstemon that didn't grow last year.  Indeed that is what the delivery note says. Shame that there is a dozen delphinium seedlings in the box.  I've got 24 delphinium plants already that I overwintered from last year.

No ones answering the phone at customer service either.  I left a message.

I'm not excited, just exasperated.

seed collection

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:50

I use the junk mail envelopes that I seem to get loads of, despite being on the mailing preference list. So long as its paper and not plastic, they're fine.


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:21

The new cover for the growtunnel arrived from Gardman, so we've been putting that on.  I think Hayloft have forgotten about my replacement plants for last years rubbish.  Another email I think.

Mum has a  greenhouse  full of tomato plants for sale. The local  paper cocked up the advert, so if anyone in the mansfield area is looking for tomato plants, pm me and I'll send the address.

Mrs Mallard has  taken up residence on what passes for a pond. The drake appears to be missing. Stuff is growing really fast. Busy busybusy.

I hope tomorrow goes Ok, Dove.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 23:22

I did send something via dove, but cant remember what. Was it a buddleja? I think nut hsd roscoea to pass on to Michael? Wonder what happened to him?

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 22:59

I had a good crop of these last year. I thought they were very much like white emergo. I didnt like the firestorm red ones.

What can we do with coffee grounds

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 06:10

I just put coffee grounds in the compost bin, mixed up with peelings,and grass cuttings.

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