Latest posts by fidgetbones

Newly planted Victoria plum - no leaves

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 23:41

Sadly they sound as if they are dead. Contact the supplier. Most reputable suppliers will replace, assuming that you have been watering it each week during the dry spell we have been having.


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 22:13

Onions need a well prepared bed, and plenty of feed during the growing season. They also like a lot of light.

Mystery plant in garden

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 20:16

Bird seed!!

Salvia Amistad

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 13:54

Last year I had a wonderful show from three plants together. They grew to 6 ft and flowered until late October.  I intend getting a load of cuttings off this year.

Plant ID, please?

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 12:57

Sweet broom , Genista racemosa is similar.

Salvia Amistad

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 12:54

The soil will still be cold. The first year I grew them, I left it in the soil. It took until June to start showing shoots at the base.(sunny well drained position) This year I have overwintered in the greenhouse, they are now in a polytunnel, but are only just growing. Plenty of time yet.  I found that overwintered cuttings that were planted out in June were in flower before the overwintered plants.

Busy Lizzie lightly frosted!

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 12:07

If they are that badly damaged they are likely to succumb to moulds, rots and mildews. Bring them in to the warm if you want to try and rescue them.

Lidl Compost

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 12:06

Moominmama. You will need to add some base fertiliser to it. Chempak make a suitable one, or Phostrogen,  or give it a good handful of Blood fish and bonemeal.  2 oz to a 2 gallon bucketful.  You may also need to add something to alkalise it if it is acidic such as dolomitic limestone or calcified seaweed. Home made compost is brilliant for soil texture, but does not have a lot of nutrients.


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 11:30

Prune it down to a growing shoot on each branch. Repot it. Feed it with tomato fertiliser or phostrogen once a week through the summer.


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 08:53

Is it dry? or exposed to too much wind?

 My boggy bit is bone dry at the moment. We have had no rain for what seems like months.

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