Latest posts by fidgetbones

Canterbury Bells

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:23

Get them in their final positions, and then give them a good watering in.They are biennial and need to make good root systems before next spring.

Is this an underground weed?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:01

I think alstroemeria from the leaves.  Easier to eradicate than bindweed.


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 08:47

Time to give them a nudge and drag them into the 21st century, Clarington. Most people pay by BACS these days. Practically instantaneous. Apart from one person I work for, who likes to pay me in cash to save him having to bank it. When I take it to the bank, they look at me as if I have been working on street corners. I think I prefer snotty clothes shop assistants who treat me like a bag lady. Amazingly, if I go shopping directly from work, in a suit, they can't fall over themselves fast enough.


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 23:43

Once they start forming the black seeds, the plants die off as they are annuals. Collect the seeds and sow next spring for more plants next year. Seeds dropped in the soil now will overwinter and flower earlier than a spring sowing.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:46

 This was a rooted cutting I bought in February. I potted it into a 6 inch pot, then into this pot. It was kept in the frost free greenhouse, and then unheated polytunnel until late June.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:29

 Gladioli are three tied back to back with raffia, then dahlias around the base. This colour will be over by october, but I hope I will have buddy which is yellow, also coral ruffles.  The dahlias may get changed for chrysanths or cosmos.   Experimenting, if I put the gladioli in as soon as the first floret is starting to open, they look their best about 4 days later.

We're to buy JARDIN DE FRANCE cutters

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:20

Sorry, missed a decimal point. £2-99 or 299p

gladioli clumps

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:18

Dig them up, fertilise the soil. Replant the big ones, discard little bulbs.

Gladioli are cheap. Last year Lidl had huge bags for a fiver. Maybe time for a change.?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 15:00

Wyevale garden centres have reduced all seeds to 50p packet. Apart from parsnips and onions,(which have to be new each year)  shop to your hearts desire.

We're to buy JARDIN DE FRANCE cutters

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 14:56

I bought some secateurs from Lidl last week. £299. Brilliant. Very sharp.

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