Latest posts by fidgetbones

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 19:44

This buddleja was a self set one, 3 foot from a nanho blue. I've got some cuttings from a dartmoor and a globosa, but I might just put something else there. There are already 4 in the front garden.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 19:09

Evening, Forkers.

I've planted  some foxgloves and tulips in the front. I cut down a buddleja that I think I will chop out this year. I've got all the staging back in the greenhouse. I turned one compost heap into the next bin, and got rained on.

 Tomorrow I feel some retail therapy coming on.

Rosa Geranium

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 17:39

This rose sends out long stems, mine is 12 foot tall. It only flowers on the ends. If you prune it hard, it will just send out more long stems. If you can bend these over in line with the fence, then the flowers will be  at a height you can see.  I only prune off bits that get in the way, or the flowered shoots I dead head in spring, leaving rosehips in winter for the birds.

Seed swap

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 13:14

I got your seeds today, MsBeehaven, Thank you.

Gardening Cart

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 08:42



Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 20:22

It sounds like the attack cat is taking care of itself.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 18:57

Snap. I took all the tender plants in to the greenhouse. Then  I ordered a tripod ladder and another 200 bulbs. A parcel of bulbs arrived, and I potted up eremurus until the area they are going in is clear.

I had a young fox with a limp on the lawn earlier. I threw some dog biscuits out but  it scarpered and the magpie had them all instead. The foxes have been very shy this year.


Posted: 08/10/2013 at 07:25

I was woken by a dawn raid-------those dustbin men make a hell of a racket with the wheelybins.    Suppose  I better get up then. 

Cheap seeds

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:53

Thats odd because I could only see things in dollars, and no address for parent company. I wouldn't give credit card deatils to a company that doesn't  give basic details on  its web site.

Fruit Tree Issues

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:23

deacons nursery has many varieties of trees. 

M26 is a dwarfing rootstock. GFor your plan  I think you would need a more vigorous rootstock.


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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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