Latest posts by fidgetbones

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:11

Chicky, I increase phlox by irishmans cuttings. At this time of year, I hack a lump off of the side of the plant without digging it up. It usually has a few roots and a strong shoot or three. I pot it up until the roots fill a three inch pot, then plant out.

Bird song is back

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 10:09

A blackbird singing woke me up at 4am today. I wasnt all that happy about it.


Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:40

6m high, I would want it down.

I think anything planted at the base would suffer because of dryness. Large leylandii will impoverish the soil beneath.


Should I Plant or Pot

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:11

Not invasive around here in the east midlands. the frost gets them.

I grow them in large pots.

Anyone ever ordered from Bakker Spalding?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 15:51

the worst thing about them is the photoshopped colours in the catalogue.

What the ?*******? is doing this?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 15:49

Squirrels eat my camellia flowers. they chew the base and the petals go everywhere.

I had them strip an entire bed of 70 sweetcorn plants one year. the trail went into the wood next door. Most years they leave them alone

Sometimes there is a roguemale, showing off to females that is very destructive.

sweet peas.

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 11:29

If the are hardened off and not soft growth, they can go out. If they have been under atificial heat, harden them off first. Pinch all the tops out to make them branch.

What an amazing forum this is

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 11:18

There are often trips organised through fromSpring to Autumn. A visit to a garden and a bit of plant swapping in the car park.  Join in if you can.

Flower Sprouts

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:37

They were sold as Brukale but now seem to be sold as flower sprouts. Grow like brussels sprouts. They are hardy, so dont keep them warm. A cold frame by night, while they harden off. If the soil is not ready, pot up individually in three inch pots of soil to let them grow on a bit. I sowed mine in small plug trays at the weekend. Where they will go is too cold and wet and claggy for them to go out yet.

Camellias behaving very differently - one turning yellow

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:32

It sounds like a nutrient deficiency, caused by too much alkalinity. Check the pH and try a good dose of miracle grow for acid lovers. Top dress with peat to keep acid conditions.

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