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Latest posts by fidgetbones

When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:58

I think I'd strike some cuttings now, just in case it doesn't like it. That's an old shrub. Now is a good time for escallonia cuttings.

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:54

I think they've had a good cry in every programme this series. I know they're sorting out a garden for people with major problems,but I think a quick gloss over would suffice....and then get on with the garden.

It seems that everything has to have the sob story these days, in reality tv programmes.

Hedgehog Watch!!!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:44

Yes,he's moved. Some of the food has gone, so maybe he had just got up too early and then fancied another doze. I know how he feels.

Never planted veggies or fruits - need advice

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:41

Lots of questions here first. 

New York can be very hot in summer. Are you exposed to many animals,deer etc.? Why do you need to fence it?

What is the soil under the decking like.?  Can you not plant straight into the soil.? Fences will shade what is a  very small area. You may have room for a few tomatoes and eggplant bushes ,but not much else. You will need to remove the decking,I think it will just cause problems. Or you could grow in large pots stood on the decking, but you will need to spend more time watering pots than if you grow into the soil. In such a small space I wouldn't bother with onions. A courgette(zucchini) plant would take up a quarter of that space and be a better option.

clivia/ kaffir lilly

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:57

Repot and split when the roots fill the pot.  make sure each section has a" nose " or growing point.

Love your garden

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:38

I agree with hogweed. Too much emotion, nice garden, would have liked to see more of the plants in the devon seaside garden.

Hedgehog Watch!!!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:35

A little hedgehog ambled across the patio about 8'45 then he stopped and hasn't moved for two hours. I've put a plate of puppy food chum out and some water. Bit worried. I expected him to amble off by now.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:30

Yes,woody, I gave up and went to bed too.

Nice pics, Mrs G.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:04

Arum Maculatum

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:01

I have a red one forming a seed pod. How long do I wait until Harvest, and then when do I sow/propagator/etc.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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