Latest posts by fidgetbones

"Fishing" Waders

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 09:12

Check out the second hand sites for a dry suit.

Plant identification

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:27

I think it is an Echeveria (Debbie or purple pearl?)or possibly a Graptopetalum which is related to the Echeveria. Not hardy.


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 20:22

I've just been out to check and as usual they have no label

The nectaroscordum  do not have the  same leaf arrangement.  The leaves do not smell of onion or garlic.  The bottom leaves on mine  now have fine yellow streaking on , but this may be because they are bone dry under the eucalyptus.


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 20:13

I've got some new allium bulbs that are looking exactly like that. A week ago I thought the leaves looked pretty, sort of twisted, but no sign of a flower bud. Now there is a fine pointed bud. Not at all like purple rain or sensation, which are about to flower.   They should be interesting at least. I think they were a replacement for something that was out of stock, so I look forward to the result.

Not well Eucalyptus tree

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 20:07

You can cut it down like you would a buddleja. It will regrow each year and you have a bush of fresh new  leaves. ( the flower arrangers love them)


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 08:59

The tree will not grow, the roots cannot grow without any leaves up top to provide energy.  It will take a number of years for the trunk to rot.  Just chop off any roots you find while digging. The plants will have impoverished the soil, so if you want to grow fruit and veg, you will need to add compost and fertiliser etc.

Plastic Greenhouse

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 07:27

Good advice , Mike.  My 14 yr old nephew started with one of these last year. By autumn he wanted a larger greenhouse. He now has a 6 x 8 .  I think he is a late developer. I started with a corrugated plastic  6 x 8 at 10 and had a glass 8 x 16 when I was 14. It's in the genes you know.  Also a bit addictive. But then that's a better addiction than standing around on street corners up to no good.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 22:34

I've got two of the midge nets. I forgot to take one on holiday one time so had to get another. I can't stand flies on my face.

They may not look good but they do the job.

Has anyone heard from punkdoc? Is he due back yet?

Plastic Greenhouse

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 20:36


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.

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