Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 20:52

This snow seems to be all over except in the east mids.  Just chuffing cold here. I've put the electric blanket on the bed.

Flood Plants?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 20:44

Hi, connie. Where are you?

Did the raised beds survive or are you starting from scratch again?


How much bird food do burds eat a day?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 18:52

Goldcrests are insect eaters... try mealworms



Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:43

I can see you , Hazel.

I must be getting yours. I ticked no notifications because it blocks up my email. I still get loads.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:23

Dry but very windy here. The eucalyptus is doing a lot of waving about.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:21

Just for Verdun.... to keep your strength up for nappy changing, GUV



Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:57

I've just fleeced the lemon in the frost free greenhouse, and shoved a couple more plants in the unheated polytunnel.  I hope the polytunnel doesn't decide to go flying again. Getting it back out of my garden was one thing. The neighbours might not be so keen.

Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:19

Most allotment associations have a system to bulk buy (one seed order) and compost by the pallet,  and then pass on the savings to others.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:15

That reminded me. I bought a Kojo-no-mai from Ashwood last year (I must keep away from that place, it does my bank balance no good at all).  I bought it because at the time there was a big one in flower near the restaurant and it was absolutely smothered in honey bees. Mine is a small one in a six inch pot. I must find it a nice pot to bring it on in. I just checked, it is still in my "holding area" ( until I find a space for it.) I've pushed it in the unheated polytunnel for a bit of protection.  The buds are already swelling.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:10

I think the BBC has a lot of wannabees who want to step into his shoes.... Not a chance. When he goes, the whole wildlife loving world will mourn.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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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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