Latest posts by fidgetbones

French beans

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 10:19

Mice will eat peas and beans.

Beans will usually keep for years so long as they have been kept dry and cool.

Bottle gourd flowers get burnt

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 08:05

Where are you , Naveen.?

They look a bit advanced for UK.

Sick plum tree?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:34

I would be more worried about a split trunk than excessive blossom. If they all set you can thin plums.

Sick plum tree?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:32

I can't see the photo

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:50

A lot of organic matter helps. it acts like a sponge.  I have clay on one side and sandy soil on the other, and both are improved by as much compost and FYM as I can get.

Patio pots can need watering twice a day in high summer.

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:45

With flowers or shrubs, I puddle in new plantings, then only water if things are starting to droop.

Veg patch has soaker hoses which get turned on after a week of no rain fall in high summer. Runner beans in particular like a fair amount of water.

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:25

I found the young squirrels can get in the bird cage type. As they get fatter on my peanuts, they get excluded.

I have bought new ones this year, but basically replaced my old  dilapidated ones with new ones. I bought the Yankee Drolls new generation, and a new squirrel buster.

First paeony of the year

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:07

Is that a white tree peony , Nut? or a herbaceous sort?

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:00

Has the size of photo that can be posted been altered.? I use the same camera , but photos I could post last week, I can no longer post,it tells me to reduce it below 5 Mbit, I have no idea how.Before I just clicked and it posted. I am using a 12 megapixel sony happy snappy camera.

Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:49

I have had a notification about PM from Nora. No other notifications. I do not want notifications on every time a followed thread is answered.  I use AOL

I would prefer an opt in for notifications rather than an opt out every time.

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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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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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