Latest posts by fidgetbones

Ivy or the tree roots

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 18:51

If they are above the weed control fabric, they are ivy. Pull them off. Most tree roots go down before they branch into very fine feeding roots.

Raspberry pruning advice

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 18:43

If thy were all cut down last year, then you have autumn fruiting primocanes.  If you tip them, they will probably produce a crop early next year, and new canes produce a later crop. My Terri louise do this. Polka , I cut completely to the ground in the winter, and they start  fruiting before the autumn crop Terri Louise.

Summer fruiters, like Glen ample, will only have produced a cane this year to fruit next year if they were cut to the ground last year. Hope that helps.

Tulip bulb planting protection

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 13:15

I have planted in large pots, covered with chicken wire until they emerge. That keeps the squirrels off. They lose interest when the new shoots start growing.

New GW...??

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 22:00

I thought the bit about mycorrhizal fungi on plantain roots was interesting.  Given the price of the powdered stuff, I may be digging up a few plantain to mix in the compost.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 15:21

Dad used to have to get steps to lift the hanging baskets down. Now his grandson does it for mum. No  steps needed, he's 6 ft 9 inch in his bare feet.

Please help identify my plants.

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 22:17

I think morning glory are likely to be got at by the frost unless you have a heated conservatory.

Decidiuous cuttings

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 21:55

Wash them out with a bit of vinegar in the final rinse, and hose them down. Smell goes after a few days, or leave them outside in the rain.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 21:53

We have top speed virgin cable, but at the mo, it seems to be on a go slow.  Hubby did a check, and it says five computers, someone streaming video, and two kindles.  We only have one kindle in the house. We've changed the password twice. Next door neighbour did work with Alan Turing at Bletchley in Ww2, but at 98, I don't think it's him hacking us, probably some seven year old.

Decidiuous cuttings

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 21:13

Excellent idea. Fishmongers have fish delivered in deep polystyrene boxes, with handy drainage holes. I find them useful for growing  salad leaves in a cold greenhouse, but they would be excellent for plunging pots in.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 20:52

OMG , punkdoc.

I know you wanted to get away from the neighbour , but... OMG.

I'm glad I didn't know where you were, your wife must have been terrified.

 it must make Sheffield A & E on a Saturday night before Christmas look like a picnic in the park.

 All I can say is, if you can do that , you can do anything.

Enjoy the bottle of wine.

 I think you deserve a fat rascal or two.

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