Latest posts by fidgetbones

Cut and come again

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:44

I only cut the leaves off at the base of the leaf. You have to leave the growing point in the centre of the plant.

Tree, bush and bulb ID

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:14

Not sure of the tree. The shrub is Choisya ternata 

The bulb is a corm, the new one stacks on top of old ones. Its possibly a Crocosmia. lucifer in particular has big corms. How big is it , its possibly a crocus if it is dying down now, as opposed to shooting up.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:42

I love the gaudy red of Winston Churchill.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:41

Taken before picking. I strip  all  flowers  off every three days or so.

ID my whole garden!

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:32

Osteospermum,looks like the hardy variety. Likes a sunny position. Easy to propagate by soft  cuttings.

Pelargonium. not hardy.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:30

I grow mine in the veg patch too. Last years effort.

Fowl treatment or wot?((

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:08

In Australia they have this stuff called Dynamic lifter. I used to sprinkle it liberally around my friends plants. It was fine until it rained. Phoo ee.

They made me keep the Durian fruit in the outside fridge by the pool.

Growing Multiple Sweetcorn Varieties

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:08

Pollination by other groups  (standard or supersweet) will make tendersweet more tough and starchy. Why I do not know, but it is recommended that the three main groups, tendersweet, supersweet and standard are all grown separately to stop cross pollination, because of this deterioration in quality.

I only grow Swift  F1which is a tendersweet.  You do not get the tendersweet types in shops because they do not  transport as well, too tender. the ones you buy in shops are usually supersweet.

They are wind pollinated, and it is recommended that varieties are at least 75m apart to stop cross pollination. If you are growing on an allotment, then get together with the others to find out what they are growing, otherwise you will all have tough kernels.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 17:37

I've been asked to grow blue sweetpeas for a wedding in mid July.  They are in and tied to the canes. Now fingers crossed.

Old Compost Heap

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 16:45

If its the dalek type, they can be lifted off the contents like a jelly mould, anything unrotted goes in the bottom of the new heap.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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