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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Date palms

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:14

My friend in Perth, western Australia had a date palm. It had a trunk 4ft wide. It used to attract the galahs, who made a dreadful noise at 4am. It had to be pruned with a chainsaw to get individual dead leaves off. The council did not like taking the leaves away because they are so tough, spiky, and take too long to rot.  In that climate, I would stick to Citrus trees and bougainvillea.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:06

I love it when amaryllis do that. I buy new every year, but throw the old ones in the greenhouse for the summer. They die down and then sometimes at this time of year there is a phallic bud rising and I bring it indoors to flower.

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 18:37

you'll just have to grow your own, verdun.

calorie free


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 16:53

Hurray, a pic from verdun.  Lovely hellebores . keep it up


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 15:23

Well I've got to get rid of them somewhere. I might have some spare cosmos cupcakes this year.

Talkback: How to deadhead lilies

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:49

I just cut the head off.  That stops it making seed. I leave the stem and leaves, so that the bulb for next year builds up. The bigger the bulb, the better the flower next year.

seed onions

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:47

I think the show people will feed, but I dont feed until they are in final position. I plant in a well fertilised soil.

Conservatory Plants

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:44

Lemon tree. The smell of the flowers in an enclosed space is gorgeous. Lemons come in handy for g &t.

Pinching out sweet peas - once or multiple times?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:22

I only pinch out once. 


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:21

Hard frost here as well. 

The party went well. Quite a lot of leftovers for foxy, but the Baileys cheesecake my sister made disappeared rapidly.

I'm off to work in Derby today, so I better get a wiggle on.

Have a good day folks.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

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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