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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Tiny Onions & Parsnips

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:20

I sowed my onions in February, and parsnips in March.

Tiny Onions & Parsnips

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 19:31

I think both should have been sown earlier. They both need a long growing season.

Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 13:35

I think people have lost touch with where food comes from. My sisters kids wont eat "tree apples" because they might have a maggot in. My great neice, complained to my sister that she had been offered carrots at her friends house. She thought they were disgusting because they had been dug up out of the soil. For them fruit and veg comes from the supermarket in poly bags. It is washed, a regular size, and a lot more expensive than it should be because anything not fitting the perception of perfection is thrown away.

spikey seed pods

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 03:44

A photo would help in identification.


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 13:44

Isn't Chris Beardshaw one of the RHS judges though? Maybe that is what Mr T will be doing. Presenting as well would be a major conflict of interest.


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 13:14

All men are allowed to cross their legs at this point,


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 13:14

With Fairygirl having 100 whips, and Dove having a certificate in castration, I can see a queue forming af disgruntled women with their errant husbands.

Compost again

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 06:37

No expert. Urine is sterile when it leaves the body, and is a good source of nitrogen which acts as an activator for the bacteria and fungi that are needed to decompose plant material and make compost. It is also known as universal household activator, or in doves case, recycled beer and cider. It's a lot cheaper than garotta. Bob Flowerdew recommends it all the time. You can also use fresh grass cuttings, mixed in with chunky woodier stuff.

How To Unlock Pension Before 55

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 06:26

Spam reported

Butternut Squash

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:56

Jamie Olivers new book has a recipe for Rotolo. You bake the thing whole in the oven while you're doing something else, scrape out the flesh , and use pasta sheets and a tomato sauce.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

bluebells at Felley priory.

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 14:54

The glory of Daffodils

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 01:32

Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 20:27


intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 18:33

unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 22:01
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