Latest posts by fidgetbones

Plants Surviving Winter

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 06:46

If they are hardy, plunge the pots into a bed of compost or peat or bark.  That can be outside.   So long as the roots are protected and do not freeze , they should be OK. Half hardy plants that have rotted , you are likely to lose. remove any decaying parts, and open up the tunnel in milder weather to get an air flow.

 What are the plants?

Germination Failure

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:16

Attics are not my first thought of a good growing room. How much light did they get? My attic is dark and has huge temperature variations. If they are easy grow seedlings, they should germinate readily in a seed bed outside. Maybe you could get a cold frame or mini greenhouse up against the house wall.What were the seeds of?

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:09

the lacy bit is like an eyelid. I will see if I can find a close up tomorrow.  All the colours are real, a flash has been used, but other than that they have not been manipulated.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 22:23

Rhinopias ScorpionfishPorcelain crab.two claws are modified into fishing nets which they trawl the water with.

These are both from Mauritius.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 21:54

Top to bottom

Harlequin shrimp with blue seastar

Sea cucumber holothurian , this "union jack" sort  I have only seen at Ningaloo .

 Crocodile fish. Hubby is fascinated by the lacy covering on the eyes.

Dragon Moray. Fiercer looking than they are. Really hard to find, they hide in coral heads.

Fire goby

Anemone fish in a bubble anemone.

porcupine fish

Christmas Island Pygmy angel fish (also found on cocos island)

Flashing file clam. the blue line flashes as its heart beats.

Booby chick on a nest by a remote beach.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 21:01

Not sure where to put this, fans of John lewis adverts?

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 20:47

Last edited: 17 November 2016 20:51:26

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 06:48

All  photos are double backed up, on a computer and on a separate hard drive. TiVo box records telly, so I've lost a couple of series that I was saving. I tend to watch in blocks like box sets, some things are just too long otherwise. I did finish poldark, and Him. I've lost all the gardening programmes I'd saved and a few films that will probably be repeated anyway.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 20:38

I think most of the spider crabs caught in Cornwall go to France.  Spider crabs tend to wander around in the day, the edibles sit in cracks in the rocks. Hubby had a bit of a to do with one in lamorna cove. His camera had two red strobes, which vaguely looked like a larger crab with two claws out. Macho spider crab challenged his camera. He got a picture similar to the blue crab above.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 17:09

My great grandfather had a wet fish market stall, (followed by a shop) and they used to boil the crabs themselves. Nan always said she stuck her fingers in her ears as they screamed when they were dropped in the copper boiler. we know it was the air coming out of the shells, but she was not convinced.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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