Latest posts by fidgetbones

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 19:18

Now, I've had baptisia several times, and lost it before it flowers.

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 18:58

Top is a foxglove. Second maybe a phlox?

growing in pure compost

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:38

I wouldn't move a blackcurrant at the moment , unless it was a pot grown one you have planted in the last two weeks. We are about to have a heatwave, the worst possible time to move anything.

growing in pure compost

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:36

Are we talking home made compost, or multi purpose compost bought in sacks?

Are you planting in pots or the ground?

lavender likes a gritty free draining soil, so add grit to whatever you are planting it in. 

Hellabore Help

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 22:32

I don't think hellebores will thrive in a lawn.  Try lifting them and moving them to a border in part shade, then mulch well  as Dove advises.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 06:39

I fear there are people trapped who cannot get out. The pumps can only reach about half way.  I wouldn't live in a tower block for all the tea in China.

More tears for London.

RHS Chatsworth

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 06:18

When we have been to the Maldives, some interesting clothing and footwear turn up. As all the floors in the bars and restaurants and roads are sand, anything other than flip flops are useless. New  female holidaymakes are identified by stilettos. It is hot  so loose flappy clothing is de rigueur, however, I did see a Bride and Groom arrive, presumably straight ( 18 hour of flights including a small sea plane) from the reception. He still had on a suit and tie, She had the full meringue. We just stood and watched. Totally gobsmacked. I was hot in a swimming costume .

Garden out of control

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 21:56

The dying docks look like they have had a dose of weedkiller already.  If you can,  wet the area, then twist the dock as you pull. I had a huge one come out this way, it left a sheath behind, but I got three foot of centre of tap root out.


Posted: 13/06/2017 at 21:47

Centranthus ruber.

Are these weeds please??

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 21:35

First two look like onopordum seedlings, easier to identify when first true leaves show.

3 I think is a tree seedling.

4 I think is possible jack by the hedge.

3 and 4 I would get rid of now. 1 and 2 I would let the next set of leaves grow and they will be easier to identify.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Bucket list

What do you want to do before you die? 
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Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Chelsea 2017

Any thoughts or musings? 
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Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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Plant of the year

what has been your plant of the year? 
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insects on ivy

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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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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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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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