Latest posts by fidgetbones

ID for a plant???

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:27

Lots of alternative common names

ID for a plant???

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:23

Leycesteria  formosa, aka himalayan honeysuckle

it looks like the birds bought you a present.

What is this??

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 20:21

Looks like an aquilegia black or ruby  barlow type.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 20:17

Perennial rudbeckias left in the ground overwinter have been decimated by slugs. I dug the remains up, potted and moved into TLC area.

 Cherry brandy and cherokee sunset I treat like annual bedding. Space at least a foot apart.

I spent today moving staging out of greenhouse, staking tomatoes which had got to the floppy  stage, and found four roscoeas coming up in a pot. Then I found the roscoea seeds i sowed last year have started to germinate. Little broad leaves all over the tray.

I've also killed a lot of big fat black slugs and stamped on a lot of snails.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:19

Happy Birthday, punkdog


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:19

It seems to have brightened up. Mrs Mallard hasn't been for breakfast. I dont know what shes doing up in Scotland.

I stocked up on dog food at the supermarket. Right load of cheeky fox  cubs this year, I'm expecting them to start knocking on the back door for dinner.

 I've been doing sudoko in front of the fire. I suppose I should turn it off and go and  do something, like water the plants in the greenhouse. I think some of the later flowering stuff like rudbeckias will have to go in larger pots, to slot in when the oriental poppies get cut down.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:32

I'm going to watch it on catch up later.

wilting geranium help

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:30

Can we see a new picture of it flowering?

Sweet Williams

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:18

Sweet williams are biennial ,grown from seed one year and flowering the following spring. 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:40

I'm planting out my Salvia patens,grown from seed last year and overwintered, then grown on in large pots. They should be in flower soon. I have four dahlias in large buckets to go in a piece of weed infested clay. Nothing permanent is going there until I've improved the soil a lot and got rid if the bindweed. Oh well, coffee over, back to the soil....

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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Lotus corniculatus

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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