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Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:49

In our local town, even the charity shops are shutting down.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:33

Presumably you have seen it flower. Google B. Globosa, davidii, and alternifolia to see if you can match it.

Taking a cutting from a wisteria?

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:30

Try layering a long whippy shoot. Peg it down and leave for a year to root. Then transplant to where you want it.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:31

I am assuming these are Buddleja davidii type. Some of the other species such as alternifolia do not have such severe pruning. Do you have a photo of it in flower?


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:16

Gypsophilia is a herbaceous perennial, not a bulb. Presumably you have a dry root.

White roots go down,green shoots grow up, plant in a pot of

 Compost to get it started before you plant in the final position.


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:42

Where do you get your clematis from, Wintersong?. I had some cheap ones(old varieties ) from Morrisons last year£2 apiece, but I have been tempted by some of Raymond Evisons new varieties. There is a garden centre near here that has some display pyramids in big pots of his, but they had sold out of the varieties I fancied most.

Blue sky and breezy here. Bed stripped and sheets being washed. I'm thinking of getting some broad beans in, starting them off in pots in next doors conservatory, which is mouse free, unlike my greenhouse.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 15:57

It's too cold to do much.  Perusing plant porn, I came across a pomegranate tree that apparently is hardy to -- 20 C.  Has anyone down south managed to ripen one in this country?.I doubt I would have much chance up here, some years we struggle to get the grapes ripe.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 15:47

I dont know if these would be any use to Clarington or anyone else. Amongst my Dads posessions,we have found two destination rolls that go in the front of old buses for  advising customers where its going.  These are at least 20 years old and have Trent bus co destinations.... Nottingham, Mansfield etc.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 09:55

The annoying thing was, most of the stuff would have gone into a dustbin. As she has had access to two sets of bins, 10minutes once a week would have cleared almost everything. But she sticks her head in the sand, ignores it until the last minute, and then expects someone else to sort it. OH had to unplumb the washer, of course we hadn't taken any tools, so we had to go to b and q to buy some.

My brother is sorting my dads garage, one carboot full at a time. There is now room for a pallet of compost in there, and the workbench is being converted to a potting bench. My dad had a bit of a hoarding gene too.  When my brother takes the train set layout up to my sisters for her grandchildren, the half size snooker table is going to go, and mum is going to convert the front bedroom into a room where she can sit and read in the mornings. Does anyone want a set of blizzards books of woodworking projects? Also half a dozen ancient lawnmowers?

What flowers in February?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 09:15

Its my mums birthday then also. She got married two days after her birthday, and would have been married 60 years this month, if my dad had lasted another 3months.

She is going away that week with my sisters. I have planted the flower bed under the front bedroom window with spring bulbs, hellebores and alliums. They get the morning sun, and should be in flower when she gets back.

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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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