Latest posts by fidgetbones

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:23

Lol, I thought Graham had a fish flood.

Lily, did you get to drink all the wine out of the boxes before artfully arranging them?

Lovely gardens everyone. Mine is all bashed down by rain. Every year I put in more  plant scaffolding. Every year something goes over. The banana seems to be loving the rain though.

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:16

If you deadhead you may get a second flush. If you don't, you get seeds to scatter around and more plants. 

In my experience they only last two to three years, so I save seeds off of the best purple to raise a few new ones.

Wisteria hasvdied

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:11

Is it grafted.? Check around the graft join to see if it is weeping or cracked.

Has anyone been using weedkiller in the vicinity?

My flowers ..

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 22:08

You can zoom in????? OMG. What are you using?

gallery of shame

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 22:04

I used to have a rep who always wanted to know if we needed any "babies bokkles"  I used to cringe. Training new assistants how to say bronchial  instead of bron_I _cull was a good game.

Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:53

My enchanters nightshade has white flowers too.

Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:20

JKW ... No

may be enchanters nightshade. If you fork it up, does it have thick white brittle  roots a few inches long?

How tall is it? do you have a sideways view?

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:16

I vote allium

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:15

Use a big bird feeder that doesnt need filling every day, or multiple small ones with differing foods,

eg one with sunflower seed hearts, one with niger seed for goldfinches, fat blocks for Woodpeckers, peanut granules, mixed finch seed. Even then, I can see the level in the feeders dropping a couple of inches a day.

.. and don't get me started on supplying live mealworms for daddy robin to feed his brood.

seedling mixture

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:11

Won't alnick castle shop sell you a sack or two?

My mum orders a pallet  of Levington Pro M3, which is peat based. She uses it for the bedding plants and tomatoes, I use it for everything. As you say, you need a place to store it.

A lot of professional nurseries use it, are there any near you ? How much would you get through in a year?

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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