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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Storing Seeds Over Winter

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:28

I use some old tablet pots, but only those with dessicants in. In a plastic pot, unless there is something to absorb moisture, seeds will go mouldy.

Growing medium

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:24

for the west country you could try here


Growing medium

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:21

I get mine from here. Depending on how much you want, they will deliver by the pallet load.


Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:19

 Lest we forget.......

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 13:26

Maybe you should check with the planners if that height was passed as OK. Maybe they got it passed at usual height and then went ahead and altered it?

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 00:16

Are they damping off with high humidity?if so a fungicidal spray may help.

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 23:39

Very beautiful tree, found in Hawaii, not Australia. Is Hawaii very humid?

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 23:30

In Australia, I have seen eucalyptus germinating in very sandy free draining soil, low nutrient levels, and low humidity. 


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 18:51

I can't help thinking how awful it is for the train driver. One of the boys in my sisters class had a motorbike. He took the bend out of the estate too wide and ran into the front of the once an hour bus. He was hospitalised for three months and then went home to recuperate. His bike wasn't really damaged until his father took a sledgehammer to it. The bus driver didn't work for six months (my father knew him), and wouldn't do that run afterwards. The boy didn't die, but the bus driver had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It must be much harder for a train driver when someone dies in front of them.

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 07:17

Paula. Look for a pigeon fancier putting down antifreeze mixed with milk. My brother lost two cats this way. It's a horrible way to die.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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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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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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