Latest posts by fidgetbones

Help to ID this?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:32

I cant see any eggs. Is it a poppy. It looks like something has nibbled and the poppy has exuded sap which has then gone black. I would leave them alone. If they've finished flowering you could remove them.

is this a Hebe?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:35

Callistemon  probably citrinus which is fairly hardy here. also known as the bottle brush plant for obvious reasons.

It comes from Australia, Hebes come from New Zealand.

Orange Flowered Climbers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:04


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:15

Rozanne should flower all summer. If it gets tatty, cut it back hard, feed and water, and then it will send up new shoots.

Overgrown grape

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:13

New growth can be cut back now. If you want to cut back hard into old wood,wait until October,November,or December.

Rhs has good advice on pruning for fruit.

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:40

The plugs are tiny, will need growing on in small pots, then you could plant out in autumn and cloche them against the worst of the winter.

I need hugs too....

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:38

That's exactly what my OH said


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 06:43

Good morning,beckie.


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 20:02

Hi everyone. Mr Titchmarsh on ITV NOW new series of love your garden

Growing Roses

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:56

It's not recommended because of rose sickness. Dig a really big hole for the new plant and replace the soil with some that has not had roses in, such as veg  plot. You could also add some mycorrhizal powder on the roots to help the new rose establish.

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