Latest posts by fidgetbones

What's this then?

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 09:43

Doesn't look like either balsam or JKW to me. 

One for Nutcutlet I think.


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 22:39

Another reason to use latin binomial names.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:52

I think lobster has to be really fresh. The best I had was in the middle of the red sea, for christmas day lunch. The divemasters caught them the night before.

Amaryllis bulbs - advice please!

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:49

If you keep it cold and dry, it will not start to grow. Wet and cold, it may rot. Wet and warm, it will grow. Up to you. I haven't started mine yet. Last years bulbs are in the greenhouse which is pretty cold, when they start growing seems to depend on variety. When the buds show I bring them into the house.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:28

Looks like sweet chestnut to me. Roll one under your boot to split it and see what the seeds look like.   By sweet gum I presume you mean a Eucalytus. Eucalytpus pods vary in size but look nothing like that.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:06

Some people integrate. Polish who came here during WW2  fought for their country from here, many stayed after, married and had children. Others have no intentions, demanding interpreters, separate schools and in some cases separate laws. If you dont want your girls contaminated by our culture, dont live here. If you want to live under sharia law, where women are treated worse than the cat, go and live in Saudi Arabia. I object to being told by men who can barely speak English, what I should wear, and where I can go. I liked England as it was.

Beech hedging advise

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:49

I would stick to one colour. My green beech hedge has one odd colour, not really copper but a red tinge to it. It looks odd. It also comes into leaf at a different time.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:46

Best wishes to Chicky and hubby.

I went to bed at 1am,very depressed. If the BBC  news were making it all up, so were sky, CNN and the al jazeera news channel.  No doubt it is all we will hear about for weeks, until the next atrocity takes over.

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:39

I agree punkdoc. Some people hate CCTV. I think if you are not doing anything wrong, whats the problem? People with hoodies up that are obviously avoiding cameras come under suspicion. I dont look at certain sites, or send dubious emails inciting terror. I would rather the security services can check out the terrorists. I feel safer knowing everone is scanned going through an airport. My underwater camera gear regularly gets swabbed because it is unusual. I allow extra time for the airport.

I do think that if that had happened in a UK city, we do not have the hospital capacity to cope, nor enough police and army to put on the streets as fast as the French did. The curfew  to clear the streets to allow security services and emergency vehicles to get through worked. I wonder if it would here?


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 00:34

I share your fears, Verdun. The Bali bombings, the attacks in Sharm, the London bombings and now this, strike fear into our daily lives. Holidaymakers and people enjoying a night out, are seen as soft targets.

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