Latest posts by fidgetbones

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 23:36

Pat, I used to eat a lot of raisin toast in Oz. Yummy slathered in butter.

Hosta, don't forget to SORN the old car/wood shed or they will fine you if you haven't even if its not on the road.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 17:35

I dug some dahlias up and planted tulips and alliums.  The rest of the dahlias are still flowering, and the Salvia Amistad still look so gorgeous I can't bring myself to dig them up yet.


Posted: 31/10/2016 at 17:33

I've been knocking them off with a brush into a pot, and relocating them to the bug house.

Queen Wasps?

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:21

If there was a nest nearby, they may have produced a lot of queens, who will now need  to hibernate, then emerge next spring to form their own colony.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:20

Its all vapour trails here. Low lying fog.

What is this plant?

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:19

I think it is a white Diascia. It is usually treated as an annual though it is a just hardy perennial. You may lose it in very harsh weather. You could take cuttings in Spring from new growth if  it survives this winter.

what is the best pumpkin/squash you've ever grown ?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:30

Crown prince tasted really good and stored well, but took an awful lot of space for the amount produced. Last year I bought a couple in Lidl and then stored them.

Anyone know of these are weeds?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:27

I did that too, when I first came here, I thought I had lots of geums, i even potted some up for mum. She was not best pleased.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:16

I made four fruit cakes in loaf tins yesterday. We're half way through he first one. Just testing.

The rest I have to wrap up in greaseproof for christmas.

Today I have chopped off all the leaves on the banana, so that I can get other stuff in the greenhouse. I have located the heater, so nearly ready for bad weather next week. Amazing how much water is in the leaf ribs. I could squeeze them out.  I then massacred the fig tree, and put the lot through the shredder. Two tub trugs full to add to the compost heap.

 Now for a glass of red with my roast chicken dinner.

ID please

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 15:13

It looks like a lavatera. Did it have pink mallow type flowers?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

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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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