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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Overgrown grape

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:13

New growth can be cut back now. If you want to cut back hard into old wood,wait until October,November,or December.

Rhs has good advice on pruning for fruit.

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:40

The plugs are tiny, will need growing on in small pots, then you could plant out in autumn and cloche them against the worst of the winter.

I need hugs too....

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:38

That's exactly what my OH said


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 06:43

Good morning,beckie.


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 20:02

Hi everyone. Mr Titchmarsh on ITV NOW new series of love your garden

Growing Roses

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:56

It's not recommended because of rose sickness. Dig a really big hole for the new plant and replace the soil with some that has not had roses in, such as veg  plot. You could also add some mycorrhizal powder on the roots to help the new rose establish.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:48

It might be a vase from eBay.  I need more vases for sweet peas.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:44

I tried them last year. You can put three plants in a 10 inch pot and treat like cucumbers. I thought they were a waste of time.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:42

Well it should rain now, I've just spent 2hours watering. Everything damp and watering cans filled. I'm off to work tomorrow so early night for me.

I have to go to sorting office at 7am. Postman tried to  deliver a parcel on  Friday, but I've only just found the card. I hope it's not plants, I did put on to leave behind bins in shade.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:31

She has the right to cut off anything crossing the boundary  and over her land. If they were overhanging then she can cut them off . She has no right to cross into your land to cut your hedge.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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