Latest posts by fidgetbones

Neglected asparagus bed.....

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 20:22

Hand weed as best you can.

.Paint any weeds carefully with a glyphosate gel touchweeder(roundup)

Mulch well

If you start a  new bed, you must be sure to eradicate any perennial weeds before you replant.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 16:33

Well I've done some gardening. Three lots of banana seeds in the propagator. I've floated some hellebore flowers in a bowl, and I've picked some kale.

Onion seeds tomorrow I think.  I'm pacing myself.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 14:27

Beautiful pictures of Grenada., punkdoc. Did you go to the nutmeg factory? I thought it smelt of sunday mornings. My mum always made egg custard with nutmeg on on sundays.


Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 14:00

Some people like clipping little hedges. I dont. To me it just gets in the way. There might be someone local who would take it off your hands.

Personally I would rip the lot out, and make a useful  veg plot. I suspect you would double your functional space.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 23:08

oops , planted the wrong colour again.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 23:07


Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:31

I agree with Verdun. Nothing wrong with growing in normal soil in rows.


Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 11:21

Dont chillies have to be soaked in tea for 24 hours first? I seem to remember something like that on Staceys, chilli thread last year.

I am soaking banana seed, before they go in the propagator tomorrow.


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 11:16

The ground is still solid here, but I have put banana seeds in to soak,to plant and put in propagator tomorrow.   The summer flowering bulb  tally is increasing. Some for pots, some for cutting garden, some for flower beds.

Now I'm browsing clematis.

I'm watching show me your garden. Someone is criticising the "dead"grass. Actually its a bronze carex, its meant to be that colour.!! That cliff garden is amazing. A very brave woman to take that on.


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 08:42

EDD, Remember she is hurting too. It will either drive you apart or make you stronger together. Its valentines day this weekend.

Verdun, I was going to make chicken soup yesterday, but i wouldnt carry the chickens in the supermarket out of the shop. I know its the leftovers from the weekend, but they really looked ropy.

Thompson and Morgan seem to have a real customer care team now. My email about the lilies produced a telephone call yesterday morning. I was at work, so this was followed up with one email to say they were investigating further, and then another, saying  I was right, the lilies I was sent are unscented, as opposed to the website which said they were. I can keep the bulbs they sent me. They are going to update the website. They will allow me vouchers of 25 quid, for which I am opting for Lilium longiflorum bulbs, which I know are scented. Result I think.

OHs blood sugar retest confirmed that he is prediabetic. Long chat with diabetes nurse on phone, and he told her he has lost 4lb last week, target is to lose three stone, the diet and increased exercise will continue. The other option is to carry on as before,  get diabetes, take lots of tablets, and all the problems that being diabetic is. As his father died from diabetic  complications at a fairly young age, thats not going to be an option.

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