Latest posts by fidgetbones

Water Absorbing Polymer to combat above-normal summers and below-normal monsoons

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:21

I feel that the Indian monsoon season isn't going to bother me too much , here in Nottingham

Hesperis taking over

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:18

I think it is due to the mild winter. Next year it will probably die off altogether. Just enjoy. Pull it out when you've had enough of it.

Garden Consultation

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:16

Do you post to England?

Dead patch under tree in full shade!

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 19:08

I would plant in the autumn, when the soil is damp. You might find it too hard to dig now.

Runner beans

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:24

Water them well, but let it drain. I have planted mine out now. We should be free of frosts now, unless you are in Scotland.

Comfrey (NOT Bocking 14) - how to ensure it does not self seed or spread?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:22

Stew it in water for a month or so. Dilute the resultant witches brew to the colour of weak tea before use. The sludge at the bottom of the bucket can go on the compost heap at the end of the year.

How long until I can harvest my first courgette?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:20

About two days I would reckon. Better pick small and tender. Turn your back and it's a marrow.

Dead patch under tree in full shade!

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:18

I think its a sycamore.

There is not much that will grow in dry heavy shade. As it is deciduous , you need to concentrate on early flowerers such as cyclamen, or snowdrops, followed by hardy geraniums.

Pruning Tomatos?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:12

You do not normally remove the lower leaves until the tomatoes are fully  swollen and starting to ripen.  The leaves provide energy to swell the fruit.  If they are discoloured and fading to yellow, they are no longer working and so you can remove them.

Feeding with tomorite once a week after the first truss of flowers has set is correct.

Vomit plant?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 17:20

Privet when it flowers has panicles of  small white flowers. 

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

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Any thoughts or musings? 
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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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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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