Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:39

About 20 Lion fish removed from the reef. Currently marinating, and will be served with rum punch later.

Ive just sent back lunch. The pile of melted cheese in a doughy wrap was not a quesadilla wirh salad, guacamole and sour cream , as described. Totally inedible was a polite term for it.

Snowdrops in the green

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 11:20

I move mine after they have died down, but I dont let them dry out before replanting.


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 11:19

Looks a bit choppy today. We are going Lion fish hunting. Lion fish are not native to the Caribbean, but aquarium owners released them in Florida and they have spread. There is no predator here to take them out, so they are decimating the usual reef fish. So Thursday is lionfish barbecue day. Careful cutting off of the poisonous dorsal spines and filleting produces a white fish that is very nice steamed  in foil parcels or barbecued. See you later folks.

Gu pots and pringle lids.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 09:01

I used a load of glass gu pots for tea light holders for my wedding. The rest of the year, they are slug pubs, dotted around the garden.

Sensory Garden

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:50

Where are you?

Forum members in the vicinity may be able to donate spare plants.


What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:32

I have a plant growing in an awkward crack next to paving, that I assume is a seedling from the bowles mauve that was planted there. The flowers are yellow and pink rough stripes. I will try to get cuttings off of it. There is no chance of moving it.

Is February an ok month for planting bargains from local nursery?

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 10:55

If they are growing plants in pots, they will be OK to pop out of pots and plant the whole thing in the ground. If they are still just dried up bulbs with no growth, I would give them a miss.


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 01:55

Just don't tell the yanks they are behind the times



Posted: 22/02/2016 at 01:41

Its late evening here on Sunday. I think you are about 16 hours ahead of me. You're on Monday now arent you?


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 00:56

Weather fine.water temp 27C,    air about 30C but dry mostly, not humid. 

We have had the occasional shower but they last about 2minutes. Another week to go. Last weeks Dentist convention have departed, yesterday a load of canadian doctors arrived for a medical conference. One hours conferring, and Seven hours drinking rum punches and getting rowdier by the minute.

Crepe  suzettes were a disappontment. Soggy and filled with some gunk. They should rename them crepes SueEllen, or Swellen as Terry Wogan used to call the character in Dallas . Apart from that the food has been brill. I have found that the house fizz is much improved by a dose of Absolut Raspberry.

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Ghost orchid

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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

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

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