Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:22

Off to bed now, work again tomorrow.


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:14

Has everyone gone away for the weekend?


Posted: 04/09/2014 at 20:54

New bulbs should always flower the first year,so long as they are big enough. The flower is already there, it just needs to grow. Second year depends on how the bulb has been treated after flowering.


Posted: 04/09/2014 at 20:52

Big bone for Spike


Posted: 04/09/2014 at 20:04

I have had expensive bulbs, and cheap bulbs.

Lidl bulbs did really well this year. Gladioli at 15 for £1 unbeatable.

Taylors bulbs from the garden centre did well, and also cheap bulbs from Parkers.

I find that the bigger the better, they have to be firm, and no signs of mould.  Then its up to you.



Posted: 04/09/2014 at 19:09

Dad back home with feet up. He's followed instructions to get back home, now he's back to his normal cantankerous self.

I've got home, and have a large glass of red wine. Work tomorrow.

Have a good evening folks.


Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:25

I get holiday jabs tomorrow, OH gets diving medical.. a little bit nearer to holiday every day.

Fence issue

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:22

Get the neighbours to replace the wooden fencing panels with concrete panels on their side to support the soil. If they have altered the level, it is their responsibility to stop it falling onto your fence or land.

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:20

The garden centre group have reduced all seeds to 50p.

They should all be good for next year except parsnips and onions, which need to be fresh, Peas and beans keep for years. As many of these are normally £2 to £4 a packet, I got loads for next year.  and a free cappucino for spending over a fiver.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
Replies: 24    Views: 377
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 126
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 280
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

Replies: 5    Views: 191
Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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: 205
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
Replies: 1    Views: 125
Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


Replies: 20    Views: 459
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
Replies: 16    Views: 353
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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... 
Replies: 0    Views: 117
Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

Replies: 13    Views: 256
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
Replies: 8    Views: 220
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09


Replies: 300    Views: 6656
Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

Replies: 4    Views: 227
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Replies: 13    Views: 320
Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Replies: 19    Views: 384
Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44
1 to 15 of 33 threads