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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Grape vine newbie.

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:57

try these instructions. Usually you tie to wires not up a trellis. Are you growing in a greenhouse or outside? where do you live?(county or country would give us a clue.)

Making a leaf stack for leafmould/mulch

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:00

I filled two of them two years ago, they rotted down to half in one year , so I tipped them both into one, and damped them down again. I put a bit of chicken wire on the top to stop them blowing around .

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:31

We had all the rain here. That's because I watered everything well on Saturday morning. Put the sprinkler on ,dove.

In the theater

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:30

Mike, you need verduns joke thread.  What are the pair of you like?


The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:28

Mice or voles.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:24

Hi, everyone. I'm back from visiting friends. We went to hidcote  today, but didn't go to kiftsgate because it started raining. I will post pics tomorrow. Time for bed for a tired Easter bunny.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:48

I don't think that osteospermum is usually hardy, Steve. This last winter has been so mild a lot of tender plants have survived, whereas normally they would have succumbed to frost. I have a row of argyranthemum that I expected to die but is about to flower. Normally you would take cuttings in Autumn to overwinter for the following years plants.


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:44

Sounds like an oddsockers reunion...

The borage is already flowering for the pimms.


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:32

Well you saw my garden at the worst possible time of year. its starting to look a lot better now. We'll have to arrange a visit later on, say end of May?

Rosemary seeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:30

It might be easier to do cuttings from an established plant, also in well drained compost.

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has anyone achieved this? 
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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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