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Latest posts by fidgetbones

tomatoes end of season

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 22:26

Cut all green toms off and bring in the house and put in a bowl with a banana.

It gives off ethylene gas which hastens ripening.

Dispose of plants, compost if not diseased, or burn if badly infected.

Old growbag compost can be used for bulbs with a bit of added fertiliser.

Overwintering Tibouchina

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 20:40

I got one from lidl too. Its just starting to flower. 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 07:14

Bit cloudy here. Better than rain and fog though. Yesterday visibility due to spray on the M1 was 100 yards.  How many cars with no lights on?!!!'


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 21:00

Xxx good luck for tomorrow, mr chicky.



Posted: 28/10/2015 at 19:33

I've got an Astra twintop. The hard top folds into the boot. Also got hot bots (heated seats) for Winter. The hot bots get more use than the top down.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 06:12

Can I have one too. East Midlands airport has been sending planes in my direction for the last couple of hours. Then I dozed off and dreamed one had crash landed in the back garden.

rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:52

I think it would have been Rose of the year at Hampton court flower show if it was real.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:35

The fairy man has installed some new dandelions at Trentham gardens. As its sunny we're off to photograph them. See you later, folks.

rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:33

I think the one on the link you gave, nut is photoshopped to get the individual petals like that. It aint gonna happen folks, its about as real as the millions in your name in a nigerian bank account.

How many people can identify Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:43

I once had the council serve me an emergency tree preservation order on an old decrepit pear tree. They were holding work up, so I got their surveyer out. He said it was a walnut tree. No its not, I said. The walnut tree is a sapling over there on the boundary. How do you know its a pear tree, says the surveyor.  Errm, it has pears on every summer. Cue chainsaw. I now have a nice wooden bowl carved from the pear wood trunk.

You'd think that they would put someone with some knowledge in these jobs, wouldn't you.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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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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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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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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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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