Latest posts by fidgetbones

Climbing plants

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 22:05

 My favourite is Jasmine.

Some clematis have a fragrance. Have a look at Taylors clematis list for details.

Anyone else still mowing??

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 18:58

Mine needs mowing but it's too wet.



Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:22

Well don't keep us all in suspenders... what is it?

Talkback: How to prevent Christmas tree needle drop

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 10:58

I have bought Nordmann firs for the last few years. I have the bottom inch cut off the stem by the farmer with his chainsaw when I buy it. Then I soak it in a bucket of water for a few days before I bring it in. It goes in a stand with water in the base that gets the occasional top up. I keep it away from radiators. It usually lasts up to twelth night, when it comes down, with very little needle drop.

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 00:15

Leave them. It is going cold this weekend, they will slow down then.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 18:15

Funny that , we had the same holly and ivy card arrive yesterday.

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:09

The stems are 2 metres and the heads about 60cm across.  Final position is not decided yet.

 I must move that orange bucket. They catch the sun here. Even more so if I trim a buddleia and rose in the hedge line.



Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:36

Snow gum at Kew. I cant look at a eucalyptus with a blue sky behind without thinking of Australia.

The smell of shredded eucalyptus reminds me of the big pile of shredding in Kings Park in Perth. They planted an avenue of different eucalypts, one for each Western Australian soldier who died in the Great War (WW1) Now nearing 100 years old, they are huge.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:28



 stepover apples in the kitchen garden

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:17

I went to Kew on Wednesday. Gorgeous blue skies all day.

 with low light behind it looks like a spaceship has landed.





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