Latest posts by fidgetbones

Lots of legs, no ID

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 20:25

I thought centipedes.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:20

Last night while stripping paper off the kitchen wall, I noticed two large nuts sticking out of the wall. I thought that maybe they were extra large bolts for the living room radiator. My brother had to come and move a wire for the plasterer and I mentioned them. It appears that they are gas cap offs. For years I opened the cupboard with the mugs in and swore there was an odd whiff of gas. I have repeatedly been told that I am imagining it as there is no gas on that side of the kitchen. At this my brother fetched a spray to test for leaks. Lo and behold I have had a gas leak for 20 years.

It is now fixed and the kichen is replastered. Tomorrow I may get a sink back.


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 11:09

Hosta, is all that weight loss due to giving up alcohol or are you dieting as well?

I have to say the Pina Coladas did for me on holiday. Normally, if I'm diving most days, I lose weight or stay the same. I have to say, when I asked for a diet coke at lunch, I was the exception not to be drinking alcohol.. Filling a glass several times during a meal was usual as well. Some people were even on the "champagne" style fizz for breakfast. 

I dont suppose a load of takeaway or microwave  ready meals will be good for me this week.

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:25

Shirley tomatoes are F1 and are a specific cross. The progeny will be F2 and can no longer be called Shirley. It will still be a tomato but with different characteristics.

Marmande are open pollinated and will come pretty much to type.

W T Browns have a 99p offer on at the moment.


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:20

I was stripping until 1 am. The plasterer just woke me up. See you late folks.

Willow arch - how to make it NOT grow?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:18

You have at nearly three months before runner bean plants can be planted. Make your arch and let it dry out on concrete meanwhile.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:04

i hope your daughter is feeling better, Runnybeak.

Hubby got past the smash on the M6 and just made the ferry. The Captain has said the crossing will not be too rough. I suspect his version of not rough,and  Hubbys version may be different.

Back to stripping wallpaper for me.

Tulips in cold weather

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 15:12

I had open flowers on early harvest at the beginning of February. we went away and it went cold. We still have the flowers, the ones in bud at the beginning of February are flowering, the ones that were open at the beginning of February are starting to go over.

If it gets warmer again they will go over faster.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 13:09

Hubby is heading to Aberdeen for the ferry to Shetlands. He has been stuck for over an hour on the M6 North, the problem is a pileup and oil spill on southbound. Cumbria is at gridlock.  next ferry is tomorrow night.....

Hard frost overnight, now sunny but cold.

The remainder of the kitchen has been ripped out. Apparently the plasterer is on his way, the ceiling has to be reboarded, and the mess behind where the cupboards have come out has to be seen to be believed. Not the fault of the rip out man, he dismantled cabinets very carefully using a screwdriver.  This morning at 6am I was wiping down surfaces on work surfaces waiting to be ripped out.

Happy Birthday Liri.


Bulbs for wetter soils

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 23:34

Snakes head fritillaries love damp meadows


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any non religious ideas 
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We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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