Latest posts by fidgetbones

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:31

Most of my bud vases I get from charity shops. They often have real crystal ones for a couple of quid each. The copper jugs I got off eBay for the wedding. They took a lot of polishing.

Transplanting "Bee" orchids

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 15:43

I would prepare an area for them, and plant the whole pot as it is, with as much of the pot soil as possible. Lose the lilies, easily replaced. The area needs to be moisture retentive, but free draining.  I would do it in the spring, as they start into growth.

Please help ID

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 12:25

One of the Willowherbs I think.

Weed with lots of seed.

Last edited: 11 June 2016 12:26:01

Plant identification

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 12:22

I can't open the first picture.

why only one bud on tree peony this year

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 08:29

Beautiful flower. I bought a bartzella, intermediate ,last year. It had a couple of flowers last year, but none this year. I assume it is settling and growing bigger and better for next year.

What do I do now?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 08:16

 I think it's just died, possibly helped on its way by pruning at the wrong time. Take it out, and see if there is room for a good replacement, maybe holly , that would be more amenable to being hacked at.

You have a lovely drive and mature trees.


Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:16

They will still be Agapanthus, and similar to the parent, but if a sneaky bee has been around, there is likely to be some variation.

If you want it true to name, you have to vegetatively propagate, by splitting the plant.

A number of plants that need identifying.

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:12

I think a pieris.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:04

The alliums have finished, and the leaves died off, so I dug them up. The bulbs have increased from little things that were not big enough for the flower borders, to 150 bulbs, some the size of my palm.

I noticed the first bud on the sweet peas. The ones I have booked for someones wedding in July should be OK

This month should be roses, so what have you got?

New Hawthorn Whips Failing

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 19:50

Pick up all fallen leaves and burn, but there is usually something else like a cedar,where it overwinters and then comes back. There is no spray available for domestic use in the uk.   It is worse in damp humid conditions. I had it really bad last year, not much this year.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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