Latest posts by fidgetbones

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 18:35

They look ready chitted.  Bury them 18 inches apart and  30 inch between rows.  Try not to knock the shoots off.  If you have any compost use that to mound on top as they grow.

Droopy Thalictrum

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 18:31

Thalictrum prefer some shade.  It may improve once the roots move out from the pot shaped ball. Keep watering.  The best time to move it would bein early spring just as it starts growing again. If you chop it, you will lose this years flowers.

New trees, should I return?

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 03:13

Take them both back. Not fit for purpose.

Tall plant in wet place

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 22:22

Weeping willow will suck it up. Only for big gardens well away from the house.

New trees, should I return?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 22:13

They look pretty poor specimens to me. How much did you pay for them?

New trees, should I return?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:33


Compost idea

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:31

I get them off of the building site foreman who lives across the road. I get them free. he gets free toms and sweet peas in the summer.  They are great for leaf mould as well as compost heaps.

New trees, should I return?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:28

I can't get the links to work. Try loading a photo using the camera icon at the right hand side, top of dialog box.

ID Please

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 23:21

I think Phlomis fruticosa is Jerusalem sage.

Of course none of them are sages at all. Real sage as used in stuffing is a Salvia.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 23:16

I think the no dig only works if your soil has no perennial weeds in to start with, and you can make or obtain loads of compost.  I was going to suggest Sil watched it, but the amount of couch grass roots I forked out over Easter, makes me think of the nuclear option. Glyphosate, and lots of it.

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