Latest posts by fidgetbones

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 10:08

I'm really confused. It sounds like there is going to be a scorched earth policy. If they want an area for wildlife, why not start with an attitude of what can be saved to start with. If woodland is there already, I would save that as undisturbed for the time being, for sanctuary for any animals. When the rest of the garden is done and animal friendly, then the woodland wildlife area can be selectively tidied.


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 07:13

Good morning, Dove and Pat, and Pauline.



Posted: 02/01/2016 at 07:08

Oh dear, Hostafan. The first time I went to Hurghada, we were due to fly Air France from Gatwick to Cairo. Air France went on strike. We ended up going British Midland to Schipol, then KLM to Cairo. When we got to Cairo, our transport had cleared off as we were 8 hours late. No help from England. We had to hire a minibus and two drivers to get us to Hurghada, through the night, through the desert with barely a road, let alone lights.  Good diving though.

I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 23:53

Do you eat many redcurrants?

I only grow what I like to eat. I used to grow gooseberries for Dad, but this years crop is still in the freezer, no one wants them, so I pulled all the bushes out.

I love raspberries all summer long. With a few varieties, you can eat them fresh from June to October, and have plenty to freeze and jam.


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 22:50

I think the writer of that Sherlock was on something stronger than sloe gin. Very hard to follow. Time for bed for me. Night folks.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 22:45

Blueberries will only do well if you have acid soil. I would go with blackcurrants,they are easy, prune once a year, and big crops.

Mulching & compost

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:28

Mix the shreddings with the lawn cuttings, it should help both rot better.


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:49

Edd, pretty much like the last 17 years. Much better than the previous 20.



Posted: 31/12/2015 at 19:39

What have you been doing, Edd.

I hope all your family are safe.

Early Hyacinth!

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 19:37

Hyacinths can stand frost. I picked my first daff yesterday, 

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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