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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Planting Sunflowers Out Now?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:51

Sunflowers are hardy, but if it has been grown soft and with heat, it will need hardening off. Put outside during the day, and leave up against a house wall at night for a few days and then plant out.

Removing Horsetail

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:45

Ha Ha, I love the change of name. Kibosh is now called Kurtail 

Does that mean it doesn't Kibosh it, but only curtail it?

Gardening courses

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:27

Lee, where do you live? When you leave the military, where will you be based?

If we know this, we may be able to recommend something in your area.

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:14

 In the formal gardens, there are roses in flower, and paeonys, and dafodils still. There are magnolias and snakes head fritillaries in flower.


Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:07

 One of the old oak trees in the woodland. Other trees are beech, understorey of hazel and hawthorn

Help making feed for plants

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:54

Comfrey is looking good at the moment. If you have any near to you in wild areas, gather as much as you can , stuff it in on old dustbin, and put a weight on it. dilute resultant brown stuff to colour of weak tea before using.


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:26

Hi, all, I spent a pleasant afternoon at Felley Priory .  A steep walk up the hill to the bluebell wood, but wow, was it worth it. I have never seen such a thick carpet of bluebells. I will post pictures later. I have a builders bag of gravel coming tomorrow, so I can fill the raised herb bed up. Now all I have to do is get the neighbours to park on their drives, instead of across my rear access.....

Still if they get it scraped by a huge pallet lorry, maybe they'll answer the door next time I ask them to shift it.


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:45

I think they filmed most of it in Yorkshire. The sea bits might be cornwall.

Plant Id please

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:07

Is there a flower bud in the middle, it looks like an allium.

What are these balls on my oak leaves?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:05

They look like galls, possibly oak spangle gall.

They are caused by a wasp, they will not harm the tree.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

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

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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