Latest posts by fidgetbones

Quirky Nursery

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 21:27

I take my own coffee to work. For some reason, all the staff drink tea, and they have a jar of supermarket finest for the locum.

As I tell them.


Not had an apple for years!

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:07

If it flowers but has no fruit, you need a pollinator. You could do this by grafting on a a suitable bit.  I greatly regret not taking a graft off of an old tree in the Orchard next door. It produced superb apples from a hollow trunked tree on its last legs.We know it was planted pre WW2 The RHS people could not identify it at an apple day at Harlow Carr.  Unfortunately a big storm brought it down and it has now been lost.

Wrong compost?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:47

Camellia can be tolerant to normal pH soils but do best in an acidic soil, or ericaceous compost.

Quick Onion Question

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:22


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 10:35

You got me excited then. The only truffles I like are dark chocolate with an alcoholic filling.

cut flower border

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 20:24

Don't forget the gladioli. Very easy to grow in rows on an allotment.

In trying to preserve what I grow I did lots of research, here is what I learned

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 10:37

Where do you live, Stuart?

Instead of faffing with canning or bottling and the prospect of botulism, I have a big chest freezer in the garage for surplus, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, Apple's, etc.

Last edited: 30 August 2016 10:38:20

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 01:19

She's got no money left, Verdun, it's all gone on plants.

I love the photos of your garden , Verdun. Is the dahlia in the top left quadrant, Twynings after eight?

Plant ID

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 01:13

Chiltern seeds have some interesting Canna seeds.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 14:32

Ooh, thats pretty.

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