Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:22

Clarington, get the idiot what does your wages into the 21st century. Wages go by BACS straight into bank.

No excuses.

You've not missed a lot. Weather is much cooler here, not been above 24 all day. Some weeds got ripped out and some plants put in the space. A bit less watering to do each day I hope.

I think the robins are feeding a third brood. The mealworms are certainly going fast.

Has anyone been in touch with Panda.? She went to a beer festival and then disappeared.

Have a good evening folks.

Good morning everyone

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:42

Generally boiled beetroot is juicy. There is plenty of juice in a raw beetroot if you are juicing.

Your fuchsias sound like they are suffering. if they are in a pot, put the pots in a shady area until this heatwave has passed. If they are in the ground, place a large sheet of newspaper over them as a shade. Water twice a day, morning and evening.

Buying plants

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 23:14

Most don't care if you have the cash and buy in wholesale quantities.

If they ask, you are a jobbing gardener.

Rosebank nurseries have three sites around the country. They are good for buying plugs etc and small plants for growing on. Many you have to buy in dozens for small plants and 32s or more for plugs.

Last edited: 20 July 2016 23:15:03

Flower identity

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:16

Looks like a white epiphyllum. I cant see the leaves. Are they strappy fleshy things?

Fruit Trees

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:08

Either use very big pots or plant them in the ground.   It is probably due to irregular watering, and pots getting too dry at times.

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:32

mix it well into the compost bin., a bit on each layer.

What is it on a Lily pot?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:09

No, if you snip off the top with the bulbs on, the leaves will put food back into the bulb for next year.  Keep it in a sunny place and give it a bit of feed and water.

Tigerlilies especially are prone to stem bulbils.

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 16:33

Complain to the manufacturer. There is no control over the "recycled" stuff that goes in. I put all my bindweed and dock roots in the bin to go to the council. It get "recycled" back into peat free compost.

i'll stick to the stuff containing peat. It might be a £1 a bag dearer. I dont waste the seed and plant money though

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 16:15

32.5C outside in the shade. at 16.41


It got up to 45 in the greenhouse with all doors and windows wide open yesterday.

Dementia Charity needs advice and help please

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 16:11


Discussions started by fidgetbones

Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
Replies: 1375    Views: 39664
Last Post: 01/01/2017 at 07:39

Plant of the year

what has been your plant of the year? 
Replies: 24    Views: 1460
Last Post: 03/11/2016 at 20:36

insects on ivy

Replies: 9    Views: 404
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:05

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Replies: 8    Views: 464
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Ghost orchid

Replies: 1    Views: 316
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 21:02

Manganese in Epsom salts?

Replies: 2    Views: 429
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 12:55

Do you remember?

Replies: 20    Views: 832
Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

plant identification

Replies: 2    Views: 324
Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
Replies: 61    Views: 5523
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
Replies: 33    Views: 1154
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
Replies: 60    Views: 6079
Last Post: 11/01/2017 at 10:30

Special offers

time limited special offers 
Replies: 3    Views: 735
Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Fantasy garden

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 
Replies: 70    Views: 3819
Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
Replies: 53    Views: 3058
Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
Replies: 24    Views: 2185
Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15
1 to 15 of 53 threads