Latest posts by fidgetbones

Fish, blood and bone fertilizer

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 07:12

I don't feed anything at this time of year. The plants are going dormant so it just washes out of the soil with the winter rains, or induces sappy growth that gets caught by frost.

Please help me! Cherry tree identification?

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 00:28

There is no chance of identifying it from that. Assuming it is a flowering cherry, you would need a photo of the flowers as well as shape of the tree before it was hacked about.  I assume you want to replace it with a similar one.  Something columnar like Prunus Amanogowa would fit that site.

Plant ID

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 17:16

Top one is Crinodendrum hookerianum

bottom one Hibiscus  syriacus.  Bluebird. 

Just got a hutton period alert from blightwatch for my area

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 17:05

Only any use to commercial growers. It is sponsored by a fungicide manufacturer.

Walnut tree not producing

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 23:00

The shoots going black and dropping off sounds like a severe frost at the wrong time. The tree then recovered, but you lost the fruit for this year. With a tree that age, a year off now and then is almost inevitable.  Walnut trees require minimal pruning. Crossed and rubbing  branches should be removed in late summer to prevent bleeding of sap.

pruning a rose

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 21:04

Assuming it is not a climber or rambler, or grafted as a Standard,  prune it down to a foot from the ground in February or early March on a frost free day.  If you take it lower than that, you risk pruning below the graft and will lose the rose and just end up with rootstock.

Last edited: 23 September 2017 21:05:01

What is this the seed pod of please ?

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 20:09

Phlomis russelliana.  The stems will stand all winter and look nice frosted or covered in snow.

Lavender plugs

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 20:04

They will be tiny at the moment, so pot on into 7 cm pots of free draining gritty compost. If you can only get multipurpose compost, add some extra horticultural grit. Keep in a protected place over winter. A cold frame or cold greenhouse if you have one, or up against the house wall. Inside the house will be too warm.

ID weed

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 17:23

It looks like a clematis, maybe one of  the early flowerers such as montana.

Garden underwater

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 11:09

Sounds like a heavy clay compacted soil under the lawn. Ideal conditions for a pond. You are probably going to have to dig the lot up. My brother had a new build with turves turning up like old sandwiches. He took the lot up, rotavated a compost heap full of compost into it, removed all the rubble, and seeded. He now has a nice lawn.

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