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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:13

 The old potting shed has a wisteria macrobotrys growing on it. The trunk is enormous. I love the melted candle effect that old wisteria have. The buds are there but its not open yet, about two weeks I would think. There are a number of old wisteria on site. If I lived nearer I would have a season ticket and go every few weeks through the season.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:09


Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:06


Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:01


Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:58


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:52

 Overwintered cerinthe seedlings are just  starting to flower.

 Newly planted bulb area, alliums are yet to flower, and the tree lilies are coming up at the back but hidden by forgetmenots.

 No idea what sort of hardy geranium this is, it came from a packet of mixed seeds.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:47

 The pear blossom is looking good. There should be plenty this year if we don't get a sharp frost.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:42

 The long border is coming on. I really must get the edging done. There are lots of perennials coming up between the forgetmenots, and the aquilegias are just starting to open.

What goes into a new border?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:38

Whatever fibrous stuff you can obtain in bulk cheaply. At the moment for me this is well rotted FYM. I also have a cubic metre of home made compost to top dress with. Even coir is ok if you can get a bulk load. If using coir there is no nutrient so then mix in fish blood and bone. Think of it as making a fruit cake, you want a nice even mix of all the ingredients. Only use FYM at this time of year if it is well rotted. It should have no farmyardy smell at all.


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:29

The rain has just stopped here, and now its brightening up. Thats going to save me from a lot of outside watering.

The rain has finished off a lot of tulips, but some doubles are just starting.


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