Latest posts by fidgetbones

More IDs needed from the honesty shop

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:43

Could be a plain brunnera, or maybe Phlomis russeliana, although I think phlomis might be hairier than that.

More IDs needed from the honesty shop

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:32

I agree on the topone, hardy geranium, maybe sanguineum. Then  Lychnis coronaria, could be red or white flowered. Bottom one looks familiar but its not coming to me immediately.

Quick question on a leaf mold pile

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:29

I find that mowing the leaves off of the lawn seems to help the decomposition. The mower chops them and any collected grass mixed in seems to help the rotting process.

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:26

At least you didn't have to get Inspector Clouseau out, Steve.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:32

I have grown Swift F1 . Here in the Midlands, we were eating the sweet corn all through September. I sow the seeds under cover in early May, and plant out at the beginning of June.


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:27

Squirrels like them too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:56

Any idea what the bones have come from ,Steve?


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:53

Poor pollination.  Plants need to be in a block, not a line, to give the best chance of wind pollination, the bigger the block, the better.  Even with my block of  9 x 7, the ones on the edge do not get pollinated as well. The best cobs come from the middle of the block.


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 12:36

Just had a cloudburst here.  A warm fire beckons.

It took a while for some birds here to adapt to a new feeder. The robins were definitely left out, until the nuthatches arrived. The nuthatches cling to the house wall, then hop on the feeder. The robins do the same now.


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 12:05

Funny that, I had a lying sod on the phone from Bangalore. Said he was from microsoft and their server could see that people were trying to hack me.  Except I dont have microsoft.....

Don't ring me.. I'll ring you.

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plant identification

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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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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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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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any non religious ideas 
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We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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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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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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