Latest posts by fidgetbones

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:37

Pretty big,but a fair amount of shade. if you do Island beds, you can have different colours or months in each bed. I noticed at Bressingham, it seemed to be always in colour, but actually as one bed is over, another bed adjacent comes into its best, and draws the eye so that you don't otice the going over plants.

Pelargonium cordifolium rubicinctum

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:15

Its native to South Africa. It won't withstand frost. Keep the pot on the dry side (but not bone dry) and keep it frost free. Up against a wall inside a porch would do. A heated conservatory or greenhouse is best. If you keep it in the house, and there is heat on, it will require a bit more water.

Advise on lawns

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:12

I think your husband is right.

Wildlife and pristine don't go together.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:49

I love the tree. There are some posts in Fremantle near South Beach that are similarly done.  Its a bit of a hippy type area so they get left. it all adds to the colour of the area.

Sunny day here. I hope its the start of the three week heatwave. I must get on and sort out the music today. Number of guests and Catering has been finalised.

OH had to repair the back gate the other day. It is only featherboarded, and it looks like someone is taking a shortcut through next doors wood, over the top corner of my garden, and into the estate at the back. They have pulled out a couple of boards to get through as the gate has a padlock on it.  Then I found the greenhouse door open and some tomatoes  squashed around 20 yards away. 

I think metal gate with spikes on top will be called for. We cant see the top of the garden from the house, so they get away with it.

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 21:01

How fast does it spread? A new plant in this year, it has grown to 7 ft and is flowering,but as a narrow pillar if that makes sense. I would like a patch a few feet across. Do I need more plants or split this one, or leave it to spread naturally?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:53

I finfdthey are prone to vine weevil, so I like to get new ones from offsets each year. They grow huge in one season.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:28

Nice echeveria.SGL I had some left outside last year, in the ground but under the eucalyptus.  They looked a bit tatty by Spring, but have come back well.  The  variegated Agave  americana, however collapsed into a mushy mess.  Little ones in the greenhouse survived. Sometimes I think it depends on how wet they get.


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:22

Fairygirl, are you getting the Aurora borealis up there, or is it too cloudy. ?

I have never seen it , and although we were going to go South for the week after the wedding, if there's a chance of seeing the Northern Lights, we might go North instead.

Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:17

I'm just practising for the wedding table decorations.  I think cafe au lait will be too large for the jugs.

I will have some brass and copper jugs available in three weeks. Any one interested, PM me.  All sankey, circa 1920.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:08

I bought some tatties this morning. When I got them home and opened the bag they were smelly and part rotten like blight. I took them back, then went up the garden and dug up some neglected volunteers. I think they are one of the Sarpo varieties. They made lovely roasties.

I picked some beans to have with them, but beans have not been plentiful this year. Onions out of the garden and the last of the tomatoes out of the greenhouse.  They went nicely with a bit of steak and a glass of red wine.

I planted some aquilegia seeds. Not much gardening, but satisfying nonetheless


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