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Latest posts by fidgetbones

How to build a compost bin

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:28

I find that the dalek plastic type (council or rotol) are best for initial rot down. It seems to keep the heat in better. If it is only half full, I put an old compost bag on top. The compost has to be wet to rot down. I find the open top sort let grass etc dry out too much. I have a bigger tardis type(square with a lid, I use for final maturation. Because it has ventilation holes in the side, often the edges are not fully rotted and dry andwhen I empty it for use, I have to shove  the dry stuffback in and wet it.


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 23:40

 I think it is so sad that people feel the need to spoil the forum, some are clearly deranged.  Others just don't like this forum being successful.

 For those that left, but like to stir it here under an alias, and then go back and have a snigger with the rest of their little coven, I know just where I would like to shove a fork handle.

What to do with a Datura

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 23:10

Mine is pink,  and they are a martyr to red spider mite. The big one is still outside, with a flower on it. Nothing like the ones at ruston though.


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:18

The trouble with the internet is that you don't know whether you are talking to a man, woman or child. When I first came on here, most people thought I was a man.

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:10

They will be fine.  Get them in as soon as possible. If they are in the house in the warm, put them somewhere cool (garage or shed)until they can be planted.

August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:06

I agree with chicky on timing.  You would need a big chiller to hold them back...

Planting in pots is not a problem. Last year I ordered 75 purple sensation alliums. I then couldn't get them in the ground due to excessive rain. I planted them all up into 7cm pots. Theys overwintered in a poytunnel, I planted them out in March. They flowered in May/June.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:10

Very good archiepem.

high winds and greenhouses

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:07

I shut everything up as tight as possible, but my garden tends to be protected. I'm more worried about a tree falling on it.

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:22

I know what you mean nut. My ponds a disgrace, it needs a new liner. The frogs and toads and newtlets have only just emerged, the bigger ones are bedding down for the winter. What time of year do I empty it for minimal wildlife disturbance. ?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 01:32

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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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

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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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 22:01

solitary bees

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