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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Sweetcorn novice

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:00

I dont remove side shoots.  Do not mix up side shoots for the female flowers which will form the cobs. The male flower at the top of the plant, you tap to let the wind distribute the pollen.

idenify please

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 23:16

1 lookslike verbascum violetta

2 some sort of campanula

3 looks like foxglove flower but leaves are wrong, maybe isoplexis??

what country are you in?. I dont recognise any of these as british wild flowers.

More good guys

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 22:36

Have you bought this for seed? You do know its biennial and if its in flower now it will die shortly? Although it will scatter so much seed around you will have it for evermore

Pruning a grape vine

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 22:28

If it is a new vine, you need a framework before you prune for fruit. Tie in new shoots to give a good framework,remove all others. Next year you prune new shoots back to two buds from the main framework to give fruit shoots the following year.

I use the rod and spur system for a black hamburgh in my greenhouse.


Unexpected tomatoes

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:45

Not only have I got last years  missed potatoes coming up, I also have runner beans that have grown from dropped seeds. If they weren't in the Kale patch I'd be grateful.

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:37

Tesco are no better.

The Range had tomato plants shivering  outdoors in early  May and the  hardy pansies undercover.



Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:23

excellent fish and chips, followed by summer pudding.   very full now.

Hope your brugmansia is happy ,Kef

Could anyone ID this plant for me please?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:04

It scatters around easily once you have it.I find it beneath the oak,and I suppose its birds that dropped it. There is a pink version as well, often called "Canon Went"

My bees seem to really like it, they've been on it all day.

Could anyone ID this plant for me please?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:57

Linaria purpurea


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:17

Its raining heavy here.  I chased off the birds and picked some blackcurrants and raspberries and made summer pudding with butter brioche instead of bread.  I did have a quiche ready for tea, but now its gone cold  and wet I fancy fish n chips.

It looks sunny at wimbledon.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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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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