Latest posts by fidgetbones

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 11:56

Call me picky bit I don't like fly tipping.

I don't plant biscuits in the veg bed.

Looks like the kids had a bad art teacher.

Don't forget to pack your wellies.

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 11:50

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 11:45

This hedge looked like it had been there for years.

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 11:41

sweet peas

First compost heap - how does this sound?

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 10:12

You could use a builders bag on the inside to stop the bits falling out through the chickenwire.  A piece of old carpet or compost bags filled with something insulating to go on top to keep the heat in.

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:07

I used to do that as a kid. I had an observer book of wild flowers, and if it wasn't in that Mum had a pre war book on wild flowers with drawings in.  Now kids can use an ipad and just look it up. A good idea to get kids out of the house and actually looking at their surroundings.   Those long summer holidays are coming up.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:44

Oh, my legs ache. Walking around chatsworth in hiking boots yesterday , and I am cream crackered.

Yes, everyone,  GO OUT AND VOTE.  I have always voted because I was taught at school that women only have the vote because other women died for us.  I do despair of some of the younger generation. I asked the girls ( in their 20's) at work about voting last week. One replied that she didn't usually vote, but she wasn't voting for that woman because she didn't vote against fox hunting. I said I thought there was a few more important issues on the table, like brexit and terrorism, and taxes. I got the reply that she didn't read newspapers, didn't watch the news, and her only info came from facebook. I despair.

 We seemed to have missed the worst of the wind. The beans and polytunnel are still standing.  It is a bit wet here. I have an architect coming this afternoon. I hope he brings his wellies.

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:21

I saw a couple of black labs being fed ice cream outside the blow up paxton conservatory. I think taking dogs into the crowded areas would be silly.  Assistance dogs are generally used to crowded places. Most other dogs could find it a bit worrying, get panicky, and could get trodden underfoot.  Anyhow  , I have yet to find a dog interested in flower displays.


Posted: 07/06/2017 at 21:43

Well, I think it looks like a potato plant. It could have grown from potato peelings in the bin. It has done well to get to the flower stage.

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 21:40

I have had an email from the RHS apologising for traffic chaos.  I have emailed them back about the dangerous sloping path by the floral bridge. (the centre new one)

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Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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