Latest posts by fidgetbones

Does Trachelospermum jasminoides smell like jasmine sambac?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:22

I'm going to disagree. Trachelospermum jasminoides smells more like artificial jasmine perfume or jasmine base. (synthetic).  Jasminum officinale smells like Jasmine absolute.(genuine extracted oil) One is £5 a bottle, the other £500.  It has to be said I was the only one in a room of 30 that could tell the difference. ( I was on a perfume course at Bush Boake allen who make a lot of the perfumes used in household products)

Is this a weed?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:02

Its quite unusual. How tall is it?

Couple of IDs please

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:01

I think the top one is a form of sedge, the bottom one is a foxglove.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:56

We've had thundering and lightening here for the last hour, now its piddling down.

Telly watching afternoon I think.

Chicky, I think Lord Lambourne are wonderful. We have about a dozen on the little tree. Something to savour, you never find them in the shops.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 13:00

Time for breakfast here. We are only just up. Hubby woke up screaming in the night. Thank goodness, only cramp in his thighs. I thought it was going to be an ambulance job again. After Brunch, I have a load of bulbs to plant, and some to go to mums.... Dads red daffodils ( family joke, they are red tulips), to go around his fruit trees, and some double peachy ones for mum.

 Have a good weekend everyone.

My plant this summer

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:22

Don't forget the cacti need to go indoors in a cool frost free room for the winter. Keep on the dry side to stop them rotting.

Potatoes in grow bags

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:15

Potatoes need plenty of nutrients. If you mix in fertiliser with   cheap grow bags they will grow well.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:06

A weed is a plant in the wrong place. That looks like one of the mallow family.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 23:03

Not always.I have had some gorgeous days in Lamorna.On a sunny day, it's the best place in the world. I also remember one Easter when the storm was throwing waves up to the top car park.  About 50 ft up. I never noticed the houses up above the cove, I was usually concentrating on getting down the road avoiding other traffic and those unforgiving granite walls.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 22:40

Not sure about the cooking bit at the end.Too many cooking programmes as it is.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
Replies: 1375    Views: 38891
Last Post: 01/01/2017 at 07:39

Plant of the year

what has been your plant of the year? 
Replies: 27    Views: 1397
Last Post: 03/11/2016 at 20:36

insects on ivy

Replies: 9    Views: 381
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:05

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Replies: 10    Views: 444
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Ghost orchid

Replies: 3    Views: 300
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 21:02

Manganese in Epsom salts?

Replies: 2    Views: 399
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 12:55

Do you remember?

Replies: 20    Views: 791
Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

plant identification

Replies: 2    Views: 315
Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
Replies: 61    Views: 5350
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
Replies: 33    Views: 1084
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
Replies: 69    Views: 5943
Last Post: 11/01/2017 at 10:30

Special offers

time limited special offers 
Replies: 7    Views: 716
Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

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 
Replies: 70    Views: 3732
Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
Replies: 53    Views: 3005
Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
Replies: 24    Views: 2137
Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15
1 to 15 of 53 threads