Latest posts by fidgetbones

Marshmello Strawberries

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 21:38

Marshalls sell them but it is showing out of stock at the moment. They may have them later on in the year.

Plant I.D please

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 19:27

Opium poppy,  Papaver somniferum.

Plant ID please

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 16:44

There's a lot in the lawns around  here . I think it's more noticeable because they haven't been cut for two to three weeks because of the rain. First dry day  yesterday, and all you could here was the mating call of lawnmowers.

gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 13:42

Assuming you will be passing through Devon, a diversion to Rosemoor is interesting. I would not miss Trebah, on the banks of the Fal. last October, we practically had Trebah to ourselves.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 22:09

Not that we're all cake fanatics you understand..... excellent name TopBird

Last edited: 03 July 2016 22:09:46

Can anybody give name to this plant please

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 09:11

      I think you would  get  a mix, like the packeted seed called dancing ladies. I grew this but all the white died out,  and I just have the carmine sort left.

Dwarf sunflowers

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 09:03

If they are the multistemmed sort, yes, take off the dying flower head.New flowers from lower down the stem will then grow and flower. 

Tips for new Gunnera plug

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 08:34

I see  You are in Scotland. It may be best with a plug? Plant to pot it, sink it in the ground in the pot, then lift it to give it protection the first year.

Tips for new Gunnera plug

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 08:24

Dig a large hole about 1m across and as deep. Line it with plastic , puncture some holes in. Gunnera like to have wet area for their roots, but not standing in water. Mix the excavated soil with some compost or well rotted manure or other organic matter.  Use this mix to plant your gunnera.

Looking after it in winter will depend on where you are in the country. Usually the leaves are used to fold over the crown, and a mulch to protect it.


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 07:47

Have you got someone to water all of your pots, Hostafan?

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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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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has anyone achieved this? 
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