Latest posts by fidgetbones

compost or bark

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:52

The bark will last longer. The mpc will have added feed.

Cucumber planting advice

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:45

We get frosts in May. i wouldn't plant the seed for marketmore until early May bank holiday,plant out late May bank holiday.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:20

Good morning. OH has gone to Huddersfield for the day.  I'm off to work soon. I hope everyone has a good day.

Date palms

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:14

My friend in Perth, western Australia had a date palm. It had a trunk 4ft wide. It used to attract the galahs, who made a dreadful noise at 4am. It had to be pruned with a chainsaw to get individual dead leaves off. The council did not like taking the leaves away because they are so tough, spiky, and take too long to rot.  In that climate, I would stick to Citrus trees and bougainvillea.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:06

I love it when amaryllis do that. I buy new every year, but throw the old ones in the greenhouse for the summer. They die down and then sometimes at this time of year there is a phallic bud rising and I bring it indoors to flower.

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 18:37

you'll just have to grow your own, verdun.

calorie free


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 16:53

Hurray, a pic from verdun.  Lovely hellebores . keep it up


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 15:23

Well I've got to get rid of them somewhere. I might have some spare cosmos cupcakes this year.

Talkback: How to deadhead lilies

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:49

I just cut the head off.  That stops it making seed. I leave the stem and leaves, so that the bulb for next year builds up. The bigger the bulb, the better the flower next year.

seed onions

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:47

I think the show people will feed, but I dont feed until they are in final position. I plant in a well fertilised soil.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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any non religious ideas 
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