Latest posts by fidgetbones

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:37

Take cuttings of the salvia now. Any non flowering shoot if you can find one, or dead head a flowering shoot to make it form some side shoots that you can use.


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:32

Dove.. lasagne sheets in oven. Bed sheets in washer. 

Any chance of an ID?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 21:05

Hibiscus blue bird I think.

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 20:23

Maybe Salvia guaranitica ?

Wedding flowers/plants

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 20:20

How about sweet peas in Jam jars. However, be aware that blue sweet peas are really purple.

Wedding flowers/plants

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 20:18

Forgetme nots flower in May They are all over by mid June.

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 20:11

Linaria purpurea

Salvia patens

Snowball bush Viburnum opulus


Dendrobium Orchid

Chelone obliqua

Last edited: 11 August 2016 20:12:36

Manganese in Epsom salts?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:49

Would someone at the main website please note that manganese deficiency cannot be cured by application of epsom salts. Epsom salts contain magnesium sulphate, not manganese.

photo of yellow headed daisy in my garden

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:55

The yellow or orange petals can be dried and used as fake saffron, or used fresh  to brighten up a mixed leaf salad. cheap saffron that you buy in some arab markets is actually dried calendula petals. you get the colour but not the glorious fragrance of saffron. if you are colouring rice to go with a curry, real saffron would be wasted.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:49

It's rained overnight here.  bit windy and cloudy. A  catching up on indoor stuff sort of day I think.

Put the coffee on someone.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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plant identification

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Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

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

New look forum

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

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 04/08/2016 at 05:32

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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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 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

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