Latest posts by fidgetbones

Gap in Border/oriental poppies

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 09:47

I cut mine down. It gets new leaves but doesn't flower again. It may further south. I then have phlox coming through that flower in August. 


Posted: 09/06/2017 at 23:14

No you shouldn't lose them. They may sulk for a year after splitting and not flower for a couple of years.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 23:08

I'm going to have to do some tying up tomorrow. The cephalaria has flopped, and the weeds have gone bonkers.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 22:57

The dandelions are a permanent feature, and made of stainless steel.  They are made by the same people as the ones at Chatsworth by the floral bridge  this week. The umbellifer is Angelica.

Last edited: 09 June 2017 22:58:30

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 22:54

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 22:40

Amaryllis. It took a while to get going, but the flattened stem was about three times as wide as usual, and there was 15 individual flowers at the finish. It flowered for four weeks.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 22:33

Photos taken March to May.

Alliums and forget me nots are going over now, except  allium giganteum which are 6 ft tall but still in bud.


Posted: 09/06/2017 at 22:13

They are best split when they are dormant, in the late winter /early Spring. Each section has to have a bud. You can use a spade. Make sure the divisions are planted at the same depth. If you bury it too deep it will not flower. Generally peonies only need splitting about once every 25 years.

banana leaves going grey

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 22:10

Lower banana leaves can get tatty. Use a sharp knife to remove , being careful to not nick the new leaves which will come from the centre of the shoot.  Give it a high nitrogen feed once a week and plenty of water.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 11:33

I don't think Mrs Krankie is happy either.

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