Latest posts by fidgetbones

Sow Hardy Annuals

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 23:36

If you have a clear piece of ground, and you won't be mulching in winter, scatter the seed now. I grew Ammi majus this year from seed in Spring, but it is very late. I will be sowing next years soon so that I get bigger and better plants next year.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 23:29

Does the hockey count as 16 gold medals or 1?


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 23:06

Tom Daley diving well. Just topped the preliminary round for the 10m board. 

You have to say that all the lottery funding has helped make a huge improvement in the British Team. I thought that the home team effect at the London 2012 games, would not be beaten, but I think that they have excelled. Being able to concentrate on training, not trying to hold down a full time job as well as training, makes all the difference.

Controlling an old large tree

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 22:58

Start by cutting off excess foliage. Then undercut the branch about a foot from the trunk.  Cut the branch off in sections, making the final cut close to the trunk. If you try and take the whole branch off in one go, close to the trunk, you run the risk of ripping the bark on the main trunk.

New Fairy garden

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:21

No, She's at Fantasywire head office, on the drive. We spotted her when we went to fetch the dandelions.

Hubby has two kits to make 2 more fairies yet, but he hasn't got the time yet. Maybe a winter project.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:06

Diving is on the red button . Tom Daley just did the firework. Its a cracker.

New Fairy garden

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:47

You won't see this one at Trentham, it's in a secret place.

I don't know where you live, Marc, but if you are anywhere in the middle of England, Trentham Gardens at Stoke on Trent has a fairy trail.

 There is a new one called  Anahi there, only for the summer.

If you get bored by fairies, the monkey park is open during the summer.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:08

As Verdun says. I would pinch out at slightly larger than they are at the moment.

Mulching questions

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 07:30

If you order in bulk it is cheaper than by the bag. If you have a farmer nearby who rents out stables, make some enquiries. I get a full tipper load of really well rotted mix of cow manure bedded on straw and horse manure bedded on  wood chip. It costs £40 for a tipper load. Of course you have to have somewhere to store it.

I also shred as much of the hedge prunings as I can and mix it with kitchen veg waste and grass clippings to make compost. Autumn leaves I load into the one tonne builders bags to rot.

If you just want mulch as opposed to soil improved, try the local tree surgeon.

Last edited: 18 August 2016 07:31:15

Please help with plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:18

A photo would help

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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