Latest posts by fidgetbones

Can this plant survive

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:59

Wahay. keep it watered, fed and in a sunny position , and you may have a plant. Take it in for the winter.


Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:57

Have you got an in focus photo, of it on the plant?

Insect identifying

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 18:48

Ladybird larvae.

The orange round ones are late stage before turning into ladybirds, the longer black and orange are earlier stage.

Nothing to worry about.

Last edited: 21 June 2017 18:50:36

Possible Rambling / Dog Rose

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:44

How big is it?

Its the wrong time of year to prune roses other than just deadheading flowers.

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:41

R I P Artjac.

Tree lily issue

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:40

Either a virus affecting the whole plant (probably spread by aphids) or vine weevil grubs chewing the roots. Some varieties are more susceptible than others.  Any lilies in pots not doing well, I tip out at the end of the season when they die down. There are often white grubs chewing the roots. Spread on the ground, the blackbirds will eat them.

Can you identify this?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:48

I think it is Chenopodium album. Pull them  out before they seed.  The flowers are pretty nondescript.

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:41

The visit we did was three years ago this week. The photos are on here if you would like to see them. You could see any changes if any. I do think they keep the main TV gardens the same and maintained as a tribute to Geoff Hamilton. I have to say his son is so much like him, it's almost like seeing the man himself wandering around.

Photos start around page 14

Last edited: 21 June 2017 10:46:41

What berry is this? Please help!

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 13:35

Definitely ribes. They look a lot like my blackcurrants do at the moment. If they are blackcurrants, they will ripen in the next month or so, so I would leave them to see if they are edible variety before you chop them. Blackcurrants are good for pies and jam and freeze well for adding to porridge in winter.

Winter Jasmine

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:54

You can, but you may lose next years flowers. If it is totally out of control, a major hack back now is probably the way to go.

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