Latest posts by fidgetbones

Strange Flower on Banana plant

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 11:25

It would appear to be an Ensete lasiocarpum or the golden lotus banana.

 Well done for getting it to flower.

I doubt it will fruit , but you never know.

 If it does and that stem dies, don't throw it away, they usually throw up new stems from the rootstock. Bananas are not trees, they are herbaceous.

Last edited: 02 September 2016 11:27:09

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 19:35

I tried that with Anglian Windows.

Some woman rang while I was waiting for a phone call.

I just screamed at her that my dad was dying, I was waiting for a phone call from the Hospital, and would she f.. off.

 They phoned back the week after.

And the telephone preference service has no effect whatsoever on foreign phone call scam  centres.

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 18:46

The " I am from microsoft and I need to fix your computer " people have now changed to

I am from talktalk it is about your account.  When I said I didn't have an account with talk talk they hung up.

The following day..

 I am James from Virgin Media. Your computer has been sending messages to us that there is a fault. I  can fix it for you. 

Funny but they all sound like they are in India.

Actually I get quite rude with them.

cut flower border

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:46

Wyevale have reduced all packets of seeds to 50p. I just bought all my sweet pea seeds for next year.

Quirky Nursery

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:43

Difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a little longer.

I dropped the crystal ball this morning, and no I am not psychic.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 07:09

Looks like it's going to be a sunny day. time to top up the vitamin d to get us through winter.

Quirky Nursery

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 23:16

Can't work, garden and bake cakes. I do not wear my underpants on the outside.

Quirky Nursery

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 21:29

and I provide the cake on Fridays. Best  M&S Blackcurrant swirl.  OMG it's gorgeous and we worked hard all week , we deserve it.

If they are out of Blackcurrant swirl, we manage with Lemon drizzle.

Quirky Nursery

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 21:27

I take my own coffee to work. For some reason, all the staff drink tea, and they have a jar of supermarket finest for the locum.

As I tell them.


Not had an apple for years!

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:07

If it flowers but has no fruit, you need a pollinator. You could do this by grafting on a a suitable bit.  I greatly regret not taking a graft off of an old tree in the Orchard next door. It produced superb apples from a hollow trunked tree on its last legs.We know it was planted pre WW2 The RHS people could not identify it at an apple day at Harlow Carr.  Unfortunately a big storm brought it down and it has now been lost.

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