Latest posts by fidgetbones

mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:36

Most bedding plants respond to pinching. I see dwarf french marigolds for sale at the moment, with one central flower, and I just want to cut them all off.

mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:09

Grow from seed as bedding plants. pinch out the tops to make them branch at about 3 inches high. Plant individual plants about six inches apart.

I used to grow and plant them for a neighbour, about 45 years ago. I raised them and planted them, and got a penny each for them. (a shilling a dozen ). You get a lot more in and six inches apart, but you get a better effect.

flower identification

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:04

I have melton pastels, soft pinks, grow to 4 ft tall.

unidentifiable pods

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:41

Possibly. In Perth botanic gardens (Kings Park)they had a lot of palms, and some of them had what looked like nests of dinosaur eggs in (but pointy). These were the buds of flowering shoots. I'll see if I can find a photo.

flower identification

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:38

Knautia macedonica?

New shoots

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:35


unidentifiable pods

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:15

Have they dropped off and are loose. or are they the buds of flowering heads?

mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:12

Have a look at Godetia Rembrandt in Thompson and Morgan. If you sow now they will be in flower in about 10 weeks.

Planting Out Debate, now or wait?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 13:18

Get them in the open air(not in the cold frame) for a few days, putting them back in the cold frame at night. After a week of this hardening off you should be fine to plant. If a frost threatens, lay a sheet of newspaper over the top of them, removing in the morning.

Desperate for weed help

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:56

I had this in a bed in my old house. I forked out as much as I could and then planted single flowered tagetes. Something in the roots is supposed to be toxic to certain plants. If you don't want to nuke it with glyphosate, it has to be worth a go.

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