Latest posts by fidgetbones

Festive Monkey Puzzle

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 19:52

I cut down a buddleja on the front to shape and hang gold plastic balls on from tesco. they were in a drum for about a fiver. Cheap and cheerful. If they get nicked, I figure they need them more than me, so far they've been ok.

Killing a yukka

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 12:22

Anybody ferreting around at the back of the border, between the yucca and a hawthorn hedge with a few brambles in, without my permission, is going to get what's coming to them.

Cutting back and moving grape vine

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 07:38

For hardwood cuttings. Use one year old wood. Cut to about a foot in length with sharp secateurs. Cut just below a node (leaf joint). Insert in gritty soil.shady position. Leave for first year, watering well. Move after a full season, after leaves have fallen off to permanent site in sunny position.

Cutting back and moving grape vine

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 07:30

Cut it down and move it while dormant. (No leaves , November, Dec, Jan)Use a few of the one year old shoots  as hardwood cuttings as back up in case you lose it.

Killing a yukka

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 22:00

I dug one out because it had never flowered. It was not happy where it was. The leaves looked awful every winter. It sent up new shoots from the rootstock. I dug those up and potted on. I planted it in a sunny well drained spot and two years later it flowered. I have it at the back of the border though.  I don't go near it without eye protection and gauntlets. It is magnificent in flower.

Killing a yukka

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 21:36

Dig it up and pot it to give it to a friend. I can guarantee it will die.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 21:31

Tonights Poldark....

 Old lady.. " Male of the species., inadequate at best... better to rely on ones own resources" as she pulls out a blunderbuss. Go granny go. It did have a touch of the beverley hillbillies though.

Storing Leaf Mould

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 19:39

I tip it into recycled compost bags, it seems to keep ok for a couple of years. If it is just damp, it will continue slowly breaking down to a lovely peat like consistency. If it is dry, wet it down again before bagging.

Leaf mulch in dalek bin

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:35

Compost corner.

Leaf mulch in dalek bin

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:33

Mine are mainly oak. If I leave oak in open builders bags it takes three years  to make leaf mould with turning once a year. Mixed up with grass cuttings, they heat up and make compost in a year, I start the mix in builders bags then turn into a dalek then two daleks into a tardis.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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