London (change)
Today 9°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 3°C


Latest posts by fidgetbones

color changing flowers

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:02

I think my wishlist with $10,000 dollars or £7.000 in english, would be  lots of hellebores from Ashwood, daffs from Ron Scamps, Roscoeas from the national collection, rare specimens from Crug farm,  Citrus trees to go in the conservatory in winter, Roses from Davis Austin, a trip around Burncoose nurseries,  a firepit and some nice garden furniture to sit with friends and give the garden a good looking at. And some nice red wine, which always results in a colour change... it makes me flush red. Which is why I try and stick to  sauvignon blanc.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:52

Welcome Alex. I hope you can join the Nottingham /Yorkshire contingent on some of our trips in the coming months,  I am originally from Mansfield, but now in Sandiacre.

color changing flowers

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:42

It looks like a dreadful scam to me.

Send $10,000 and get a lot of plants in 2017.

Actually for that amount I could fit out my garden with a super duper new greenhouse and grow lots of things myself, with plants from the best nurseries in the country.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:38

Kef, my great grandad was listed in the 1910 census as a tripe dresser and seller in Shirebrook.  He went on and up to have a stall selling wet fish and shellfish.My Nan told us how they used to boil all the live crabs before selling them on the market.

She used to stuff her fingers in her ears as the crabs "screamed"


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:31

Throwing out all your medical books? Isn't that a bit drastic punkdoc?

I have the loft boarded out. I admit to keeping all my uni books and manuals, and notes. It was three years of my life, and I havn't looked at them in 30 years, But I can't bring myself to chuck them out yet.

MIL was a collector. 3 cubic yards of books. Lots of collections. When one was sufficient, the next started.  Trouble is her treasures were not as valuable today as she thought. Disposing off them is hard , as we feel we are betraying her, but we don't have the space  or inclination to keep them.

As for dad's garage..... it was supplemented by grandads shed when he died. My brother has a garage full of tools already.   Anyone want a set of imperial spanners suitable for tanks? (Dad and Grandad and a couple of cousins were all in the REME.)

Mum however has an awful lot of plant pots.  Clarington  did you decide what size you want.? Mansfield is not far from Sheffield. I'm sure some could be dropped off on a trip to MeadowHELL.

Plant ID help

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:40

Main plant is an aquilegia, with a lupin coming up in the bottom left hand corner.

The aquilegia looks big enough to flower in May.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 07:38

Sunny but hard frost here. I sowed cosmos last week. My salvia patens are starting to germinate, also S. Turkestanica and Verbascum bananas and custard.Very patchy germination of four packets of sweet pea seeds, but I should still have enough.

Blue poppy plants are showing their furry noses, but weeds are starting to grow.

bulk purchase of terricota pots

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:31

Have you tried ebay or freecycle.?

Chesterfield if you're quick.


bulk purchase of terricota pots

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:26

Exactly what size are you looking for? Do you mind old ones or do you want new ones?

Can anyone ID this plant please?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:39

It looks like a yucca gloriosa, also known as spanish dagger. The points on the leaves are vicious


Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
Replies: 61    Views: 1650
Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
Replies: 26    Views: 1287
Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
Replies: 7    Views: 243
Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

Replies: 5    Views: 442
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

Replies: 4    Views: 241
Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

Replies: 8    Views: 535
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
Replies: 11    Views: 826
Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 00:19

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
Replies: 24    Views: 928
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 460
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 615
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

Replies: 6    Views: 735
Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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... 
Replies: 6    Views: 591
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
Replies: 1    Views: 446
Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


Replies: 20    Views: 966
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
Replies: 36    Views: 1962
Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 16:18
1 to 15 of 40 threads