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Buddleja Flower Power - no multicoloured flowers only purple

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 13:45

Name and shame. Who did the original plants come from?

compost and manure advice

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 12:21

My soil gets FYM on a three year cycle. 

 Ist year potatoes and FYM

2nd year peas, beans, courgettes, with blood fish and bone.

3rd year brassicas with nettle feed, or carrots parsnips, beetroot (no feed)

My compost is usually a bit chunk, so I use it for mulch around shrubs etc. You can put it in a trench for peas and beans , but its not necessary. I dont trench or double dig for anything. 

Your compost heap will build up in time.  Don't fret, just give it a go.


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 12:13

The leaves will drop off in winter.  Honeysuckles are bone hardy, so prepare a nice hole for it, and plant it outside, in a sunny position.

 It will grow new leaves in spring and romp away.

Fuschias with very few flowers

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:47

Is it a hardy bush fuchsia  in the ground, or is it in a pot?

Yew Hedges - too dangerous near toddlers?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:43

If your yew is regularly pruned/clipped, it is unlikely to have berries. Yew makes a nice hedge. There are lots of poisonous things in gardens. Most are so bitter that kids are likely to spit them out.

As they get older, teach them that they don't put anything in their mouths unless you have OK'd it.

Wisteria climbing inside!

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:38

cut it back hard and keep it well pruned, and it will flower its socks off.


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:36

You cant keep it till next november(2014)

Try planting it in a pot of gritty compost and plant out when you're ready.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:56

My other half always refers to seed and plant catalogues as garden porn. He says they're totally unrealistic, but I  sit and drool just the same.

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:40

I'm not expecting flowers until the year after. If I get enough seedlings, part of the veg patch might get sacrificed.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:21

 I am going to get hellebores from Ashwood at Kingswinford when they are in flower in Spring.  Lots of really nice ones in their photo gallery.

They have an open garden on 28th September. I'm hoping to persuade OH for a day out. Maybe this time we will go North instead of South , when we hit the M5

Discussions started by fidgetbones

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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bluebells at Felley priory.

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