Latest posts by fidgetbones

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 06:09

Of  course it is, everyone welcome.

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 21:12

I agree with bob. Woolly aphids on the vines. The grape splitting and going mouldy is often caused by irregular watering and inadequate ventilation.  If they are dry, then get a lot of water, the grapes swell too fast and split.

Poisoned by Sycamore....

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 17:49

We have a friend in environmental health, he flies all over the world to take samples of water systems. His most famous time was when he was winched by helicopter on to a cruise ship off of Australia. the Australian authorities would not let it dock.  Two days to get there. two hours work, two days to get back.

 He says there is no way he would ever sit in a hot tub that other people have sat in.

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 13:45

Well, I succumbed to an email from T&M for blue poppies. I turned all my Tesco vouchers into  T&M vouchers. Only trouble, when I ordered, they seem to have changed the rules. You cant use Tesco boost T&M vouchers on special offers.  So I didn't order the blue poppies as a present for my sister in law, and I now have £75 worth of T &M vouchers to use on full priced stuff.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 11:19

I think the sofa is the best place for everyone today. I've been out for the papers and the locality is full of  people stocking up for a seige.  It is snowing gently here, but not settling as the air temp is 2C. 

I've thrown food out for the birds and that is it for the time being.

Citrus trees

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 22:09

There is a way of propagating an identical plant from the seed. Some citrus exhibit polyembryony. There is a weak vegetative embryo in the seed as well as a cross pollinated one, but the cross pollinated one usually develops in preference. The vegetative embryo can be dissected out, and will give a plant identical to the parent, in much  the same way as the cutting.

Maybe this will help.

personally I think that is interesting but a lot of faff. I would just buy named varieties if you want fruit.

Last edited: 10 February 2017 22:10:24

Fruit tree lichen

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 21:58

It does no harm. It means you have clean air. I would leave it.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 20:38

When I told the man from the subcontinent that he was not from Virgin, he was a lying toerag, he said that my account would be hacked first!!.

Oh all right then, I'll let you plant malware and pinch all my money.....

The next one I'm going to tell him that I've changed to Yorkshire broadband. I'd like to see them imitate a good yorkshire accent.

Mystery Tree?

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 15:23

Not a good photo, but I suspect it is a Rhus Typhinus or stag horned sumach.  A better photo when it comes into leaf would be definitive. Are the branches furry?


Posted: 07/02/2017 at 20:49

I finally found the picture. Half way down this page, banana before and after.

Then I wrapped it in fleece.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 11/01/2017 at 10:30

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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