Latest posts by fidgetbones

Interrupted Hardening Off

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 15:35

I will be sowing my french beans , runner beans and sweet corn this weekend. All will be germinated inside  and planted out at the end of May.

Large curly leaved weed identification

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 20:24

Thats where the crystal ball went. Are you hiding it , Pansyface.?

ID if poss

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 13:14

It looks like a forget me not has seeded into a pot and is about to flower.

Talkback: Calla lily

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:06

Feed with a high potash fertiliser such as tomato feed, give it plenty of sun, and water well.


Posted: 26/04/2017 at 08:05

I have three agriframes arches joined together to make a pergola. I explained what I wanted and they supplied extra poles and brackets to join it all together. I have had it over 20 years and it has been used as a climbing frame by nephews, and supported a huge overgrowth of wisteria, honeysuckle and rose. The growth had a severe pruning back this year and the frame still looks like new.  It has withstood anything the weather can throw at it.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:11

Well done Wonky. I hope you are happy there and get an extension to your job.

I tend to wear thermals that are meant for under a diving dry suit. They are Fourth element xerotherm.  The top is like a fleece lined jumper but it is long and comes over my hips. The leggings have foot loops and come high above the waist. Together it means the lower back is double covered and kept cosy. I put normal clothes over the top.

I don't like their thermal socks though.

Last edited: 26 April 2017 07:14:29

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:05

I have blue skies here at the moment. Different to yesterday , when we had four lots of hail and the neighbours cat yowled to be let in, and then spent the day curled up on the sofa.

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 06:56

This may sound daft but it looks like it desperately needs water. The root ball may be dry even if surrounded by damp compost, especially if it was pot bound before you potted on. Try plunging the whole lot into a bucket of water and stand it in the shade outside.  Let it soak for  couple of hours and then drain completely.

Help identify this weed

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 06:03

I agree with Hostafan on all counts. There is a long tap root. I dig them out over and over again. Any bit of root left, it will regenerate. Paint regrowth with glyphosate gel.

 They do not usually survive mowing twice a week.

Paeonia delavayi

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 05:59

I have the deep red form. It grows to about five foot, but I have never seen it set seed. It travelled under a path and now has spread into a shady border. The flowers do not last long, but I like the leaf shape .

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2017 at 22:51

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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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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