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Latest posts by fidgetbones

shaded woodland garden

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:36

I find that under the oak trees  is very dry after they come into leaf. I have concentrated on spring flowering stuff. Bluebells, snowdrops, foxgloves, hellebores, geraniums, and aquilegias all seem to cope well. Silver leaved lamium beacon silver is good for ground cover, as is variegated ajuga.

I can recommend long acre plants at

Also crug farm plants for woodlanders.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:26

Its a lot warmer down there, verdun. Last years plants are behind the cuttings.

Unknown Flower

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:25

I'm currently trying not to panic. The lawns are mowed. I just have to get bread rolls, ice, and wash the party glasses. Five bottles of prosecco in next doors fridge.I just hope it doesn't rain.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:21

I have one rozanne flower. I actually thought I had lost it.most of my other geraniums have been flowering for some time. Some have finished and I cut them down.

Unknown Flower

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:17

Trillium flowers come off the top of three leaves, not on a separate stem. Also the leaves do not have that notch. I'm thinking towards a wood anemone of some sort.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:15

Last autumn I took a dozen side shoots as cuttings. I potted them on after rooting, 3 to a six inch pot,  and planted them out in early May. They are just coming in to flower. This years seedlings will probably not flower until August.

Apricot digitalis

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:43

I find that with foxglove seedlings, the all green ones produce pale flowers, and the ones with a reddish hue to the leaf petioles produce purple flowers. Young cosmos plants are similar, green stems lighter colour flowers, stems with a red flushing give darker pink or red flowers. If you have a lot of young plants, you can rogue them at that stage before waiting for flowers. I hope that helps.

To Pee or Not to Pee – That is the Question?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:31

A bucket in the garage is a useful receptacle. A lot more private.

Newbie gardener

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:24

If you want to buy hellebores, the best time to buy them is when they are in flower, then you get to pick exactly what you want.

The best place to buy hellebores is Ashwood nurseries in the West Midlands. They do mail order if you know what you want.



Posted: 16/06/2015 at 16:31

I'd say honeysuckle. Looks a lot like Lonicera telmanniana.

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