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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Cut roses growing!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 21:10

Cut the flower head off, and plant the rooted cutting in some gritty soil outside.

If you plant it where you want the final plant, you won't have to move it.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 21:08

My next door neighbour can only see blue flowers. I made him a list and the year I successfully raised a load of blue poppy  plants, I gave him half a dozen. They were planted in a group in shaded soil enriched with lots of horse manure. When they flowered , he bought me a bottle of champagne.

His blue poppies did better than mine. Must have been the horse poo.

New Gardener I am

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:55

With five acres ,  see if you can obtain a copy of  "the self sufficient gardener' by John Seymour. You should be able to get it from amazon.

It sounds like you should be able to grow a lot more than we can in England.

Good Luck. I hope you achieve your dream.

New Gardener I am

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:46

How many hectares/acres/square metres of land?

How much rainfall do you get each year? and in what seasons?


New Gardener I am

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:45

What sort of soil do you have?



New Gardener I am

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:38

Where do you live?  How much space do you have to grow plants in?


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:35

What sort is it ,?Lisa.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:09

Overheard in the garden centre today....(in Derby)

"Oh no, madam, we wont get a hard frost now, it will be fine outside....."

I've just switched the heater back on in the greenhouse. It has been up to 23C, but is now down to 11C and dropping. Clear sky here, with an odd pink cloud.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:51

I like your cheery yellow crocus, Panda.

I cant grow crocus, the squirrels eat them all.

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:49

Parsley is what you chew for fresh breath.  Its easy to grow in a pot in the winter inside, and then at this time of year, in a pot outside.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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