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Latest posts by fidgetbones

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:19

Was it Gardening News? My nan used to have it delivered each week, along with Amateur Gardening. I got them a week or two later.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:17

Ignore the lawn until March. Feeding at this time is a waste of time and money. Most lawns are too soggy to cut now.  Keep off it while it is frozen or muddy.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:06

Yes, I have been scuba diving since 1994. 21 years this year!!!.

More warm water these days than cold.but I still have my dry suit and thermals.

What can I do for you edd?



Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:00

There is time yet. The ones I bought last year from Ashwoods are in bud, lots of promis  of flowers to come.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:09

I am very sorry for your loss,Verdun. I am pleased  that it was peaceful and she was not suffering.

Summer or autumn fruiting raspberries

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 21:40

If you cut them down now, the summer ones will not fruit this year, as this years fruit will be on last years wood.

The autumn fruiters will as they fruit on new year wood.

Summer or autumn fruiting raspberries

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:41

If you leave them this year, and label each one next year with the month that it fruits, then you can divide  and move the following spring.


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:36

I was wondering if that would be enough!!. Mind you I suspect it will be same as blackcurrant jam... amazing how many friends i acquire at jamming time who declare that blackcurrant jam is their favourite, apart from the lodger next door who wanted to know if it had bits in.


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:35

I've just ordered 12 polka canes. I love raspberries, I want enough to make jam.


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:10

I've just got to the jam bit. One and a half hours to make two sorts!!!! how ridiculous.

When I make jam its a day job.  All morning to pick the blackcurrants, wash and cook, sterilise jars, fill then cool. Ready about 7pm. and whats wrong with chewy jam?. My mum made some marrow and ginger one year that was really popular. It was just like toffee.

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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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

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

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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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... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

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

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