Latest posts by fidgetbones

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 13:41

Found today in the top of the mini polytunnel with the tomatoes in.

Tomato hornbeam worm have you seen one?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 13:28

I just went to pick tomatoes and found a large moth, with mottled top wings, but flashing a red underwing like a red admiral. I think it is  a red underwing moth Catocala nupta.  very excited. Photos to follow.

Buying a new shredder

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 13:24

I have an old Alko, rotary blade type, better for small stuff like perennials,and a Bosch screw type, better for straight stiff stuff like branches and brambles. The Bosch is no good for fine stuff.  They both block at times, I try and run dry stuff through before putting away to clean it out.

 On a bad day, with wet fine stuff, I strew it on the lawn and mow it up with a rotary mower.

Not had an apple for years!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:44

Does it flower. If it doesn't flower, it needs pruning to shape and the area around it clearing. If it flowers but no fruit, it may need a pollinator.

Eucalyptus? ID please

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:41

As nutcutlet says, it could be one of many species. The bark looks like my  E. perriniana, it is splitting like that at the moment, leaving a red bark underneath.

Plant ID x 2

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 22:13

I think the first one is a scented leaf pelargonium, second one is a bougainvillea.

 I like Tia Maria in my coffee, with double cream floating on top.


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 22:04

Well done, wonky.

Greenhouse tomatoes and eucalyptus tree

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 21:56

Are you growing in the same soil in the greenhouse every year, or in pots, or are you replacing the soil?

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:20

I always thought that Picasso was having a huge laugh on the Art World. He knew that from a certain point, he could turn out any old rubbish and the art world would ooh and aah and put a high price on it. He generated thousands of paintings that only came to light after his death,  so that if they all came onto the market after his death, the prices would plunge.

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:10

I didn't get the pile of scrap girders they had at Chatsworth the other year.

I don't get why people complain about a lack of lifeguards on beaches, but how many do you think would put a quid in a collecting box for the RNLI at the beach entrance?

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