Latest posts by fidgetbones

neighbours - fences vs hedgerows

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:36

Maybe next door would not want a hedge narrowing their garden as well. One of my neighbours used to prune a beech hedge right back to the boundary, even though it left a row of are trunks on their side.


Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:32

Ideal place for it, if it is a sunny spot. 

Tree Lilies

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:20

If you are growing tree lilies in pots, they need to be the biggest pots you can handle. All my tree lilies are in the ground. The other lilies are in huge clay pots. Use a free draining compost, if you only have the multipurpose, add plenty of grit and crock the bottom well. Feed well through the growing period, or mix in osmocote granules to last a season. Big lilies in small pots just fall over, too top heavy.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:14

Aquilegias seed sown in Autumn germinates in Spring. They don't need heat, a cold frame will suffice. Sown in March they germinate in about  eight weeks . I then pot into 7 cm pots. When the roots fill those pots they go in the ground, to flower the following year.

neighbours - fences vs hedgerows

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 13:07

Nothing to stop you planting a shrub border on your side of the fence. Different shrubs provide a variation in wildlife habitat, so will attract a bigger variety of wildlife.  

good year for camellias?

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 12:59

I think the good show this year is due to a mild winter, and no frosts to damage the buds or opening flowers.

Fig Problem

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 17:22

That pot looks big enough for that plant. If you overpot it , you get a lot of leaf and no fruit.

Badger in my city garden

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:56

You can get live mealworms from here.

Last edited: 02 April 2017 11:56:53

Badger in my city garden

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 09:05

Wow, I am on the outskirts, in Sandiacre, but I never see a badger. It seems the only ones I see are squashed on the A610 near Kimberley.

 I do get Robins and blue tits. Last year the robins went through a couple of kilos of live mealworms. As it is nearly chick feeding time, I must get my order in.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 07:32

It looks like your hubby is like my dad was. I let things overhang paths. So long as there is room to  place one foot in front of the other, I am Ok. My dad used to prune shrub borders into hedges, usually the week before they flowered, and paths are strictly for walking on, not overflow space for pots or plants.

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