Latest posts by fidgetbones

dahlia planting

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 00:03

You are unlikely to have much success leaving them in the ground in lincolnshire unless you have very free draining soil. Better to lift and keep in a frost free place. that could be a cellar or an unheated bedroom in a box.

Growing sweetcorn

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:45

As above,

I always start mine in heat on a raised bench so the mice don't eat them.

I got 100% germination with Swift F1

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:14

The angelica is a bit dominant at the moment. It took me ages to place the fragrance. very elusive.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:12

 bronze leaved cow parsley

 purple heart  cornflower





Spuds in containers help

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:39

Fertiliser should have been in the compost or soil before you planted.   Don't let them dry out. Potatoes in bags use a lot of water. If you want early potatoes, have a ferret around in the bag, removing the bigger ones as you go. If the tops start dying off, or they have flowered, the tubers are usually ready and you can tip the lot out.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:35

Monty Don needs a sack truck for that banana before he needs an osteopath.!!

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:34

A brother label printer and the laminated tape. They have been stable for three years now. The unlaminated tape fades after six month in sunshine.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:15

Hmm, it might be a good day to watch the entire Poldark series back to back.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:49

Piddling it down here. I've just put the towels in the dryer. I must go and turn the soaker hose off. It's been running all night. Well the sweet peas should be wet by now.

Hardy osteospermum

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:31

Easy to strike from cuttings. Do you know anyone local you can beg a cutting from?

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insects on ivy

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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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