Latest posts by fidgetbones

What month is the sweet corn harvesting season?

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 10:09

Ours are just about ready. The ones we ate yesterday were much better flavoured than last weeks.  The squirrels haven't found them yet, they are too busy in the oaks.

Talkback: How to prune summer-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 15:19

Yes, these will give you fruit next year. Give them a mulch over winter and a feed in Spring. Tie the new canes to supports.


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 22:34

Just watching Dr Who.

Please can someone Identify this pumpkin/squash cultivar?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 21:45

As I understand it, summer squashes are used under ripe, don't have very hard skins and don't store as well as hard skinned winter squash. Pumpkins are a type of winter squash, but are usually orange and ribbed.. Other than that, they are the same family. I think there is a certain amount of overlap.


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:05

Fairygirl, you sound like you're emulating verdun with his carbs consumption.


What month is the sweet corn harvesting season?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 17:56

I think you have poor pollination, which is why you have an odd arrangement of the kernels instead of neat rows. That one should be ready in a day or two.


Replace plum?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:53

I had three plums. Two are coming out, a waste of space. The only one I would bother with is Victoria. Not brilliant when cooked, but fantastic when picked ripe from the tree, as opposed to the unripe fruit that gets to the shops. Of course you have to beat the wasps, although  there haven't been that many this year.

Talkback: Rosemary beetle

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:48

If you have Rosemary beetle, you can notify the RHS via this link. They are keeping records of the spread of this pest.



Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:44

A neighbour has been away and I have been walking their dogs while the house sitter is at work. I go along a walk way along an old filled in bit of a canal. There was a bit of land adjacent  that was just waste land. Well they managed to squeeze about a dozen houses on it, and bulldozed the wild area adjacent to the old canal. It was screaming for some plants, so I planted a few wild damson pits, and scattered some seeds to give a nectar bar for insects next year. I hope its prettier than the docks and nettles coming up. The developers did plant some trees. Unfortunately they planted in June and no one has watered them. Most of them look pretty dead.


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:23

I've given up on heleniums. Expensive annuals in my soil and climate. I planted several   last year. Not one reappeared this year.

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