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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Follow up fox illumination pink

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 23:16

Good luck with that, verdun.

What is this larvae?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 21:59

Where did you get the plants from?

I've never seen NZ flatworms either, but i agree with dove, they do look a lot like the google images of them.

What is this larvae?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 21:19

Is it in a bag of old compost you have had or did they come in the plug plants?

is there a mouth sucker on the underside? they look almost like leeches, but they are usually inhabitants of dank water like ditches.

Planting up

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 21:14

Cut it off as close to the parent plant as you can. You will probably need a breadsaw to do it.They are really tough.

Red Lime - What do you think?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:01

I think if it was in a garden centre and the customer could look at it before purchase, there is no way they could sell it.

I think they should replace it.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 14:33

If you want the formula....

opodeldoc was a synonym for soap liniment BP and  it was popular among the older generation for rubbing on chapped hands when mixed with an equal part of glycerin (or glycerol, as we must now call it).

 opodeldoc’s pharmacopoeial formula calls for powdered soap 60g, camphor 45g, oil of rosemary 10ml, alcohol 700ml and enough water to make it up to one litre.

You've next to no chance or buying camphor or camphorated spirit but some private chemists will still stock soap liniment and bottles of glycerin/glycerol


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 14:24

This will show that I'm not really 27.

Opodildoc  pronounced oppo dill dock is an old name for Soap liniment BP. Mixed 50/50 with glycerin and then used to soak feet.

Hope that helps Kef. Please don't ask me for Borax and Honey for sore throats, although I used to make a brill five haporths.(Can't get the ingredients these days... no red poppy syrup.)

Best mulch for veggie garden?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 11:41

You could try mushroom companies for used mushroom compost.

Help me decide on plants please, newbie here :)

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 11:24

Does the border get sun all day or is it in shade? Do you know what direction(North, South, east or West) you would be facing if you stood with your back to the fence?


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 11:14

We'll keep you out of the doghouse. We don't want you becoming a puncdog

My delivery has arrived, after I got the offending car removed. I think I woke her up, but if she ignores my nice polite notice.....

Its chuffing cold out there. Too cold even for the greenhouse, but now I've got the rest of the day to myself. I wonder how warm the garden centre is.

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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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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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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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