Latest posts by fidgetbones

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 00:13

It took me ages to do the goose fair one. I'm going back to reading books, I think.

barbed wire plant

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:53

No, I didn't buy one. I still have hundreds of bulbs to plant but my dahlias are still going strong.  I am trying to resist temptation, but sadly it didn't work and I bought a twin stem amaryllis instead.


Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:39


barbed wire plant

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 20:43

Are these the silvery plants that were in Lidl last week?

hope this helps.


Posted: 27/10/2016 at 08:11

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Plant ID/advice

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 07:46

I think it is a Viburnum bodnantense. If it is ,it should start flowering soon, and will flower through the winter on bare stems. It will lose most of its leaves. I prune mine in Spring. Take out the thickest, oldest stems to ground level, and then prune the rest down by about half.

Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 00:06

I find the thermostat/frost stat on fan heaters are not very accurate. I turn mine up to full power, and control it through a separate thermostat plug. A separate  max min thermometer verifies the temp range.

Problem solving

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 20:21

What are the green ball bushes at the bottom?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 18:02

Has anyone else been invaded by Ladybirds? The back wall of the house was covered in them. I knocked them off with a paintbrush and relocated them to the bug house. All sorts, especially noticeable were very big black ones with two red spots.  Lots of usual red with many black spots.

I've been to Barnsdale today

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 09:59

I fancied staying at the Hall. They used to do B&B, but now it's only rented out as a whole. It would take a large group.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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what has been your plant of the year? 
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insects on ivy

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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

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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Special offers

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