Latest posts by fidgetbones

What is your weather like?

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 11:42

It was cloudy and drizzly here yesterday. Tipped it down last night. Blue skies today.

That should fetch the weeds up.

preparing area for veg next year

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 22:21

Strip the grass off using a turf cutter from handihire or similar. It makes the job a lot easier . Turn the turves upside down and make a turf stack, water and cover with black plastic. It will make a lovely soil for a potting mix. 

Get as much well rotted farm yard manure as you can and put it on the area you want to grow veg next year, except for areas for root veg like carrots.(They fork in freshly manured soil). If you get it on before winter, the worms will pull it down over winter and put the soil in good condition.

 You can order your fruit bushes and raspberry canes now for delivery when they are dormant. Prepare the area where they are going to go, and plant as soon as they arrive, unless the soil is frozen.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 22:13

I also make a point of not using self service tills. It's putting people out of  a job. It's no cheaper. It's more hassle.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 22:11

We are about to lose our local post office. Its now going to be in a bargain booze, in the next town(and county) about 2 miles away. Well That will be handy, NOT.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 22:04

You can use unflowered side shoots as cuttings. Otherwise trim it back and let new shoots grow.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 22:01

I just hate it when people who are too fat to waddle got motorised wheelchairs and went to the front of the queue in Disneyland.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 21:54

When we went to Florida, we went out one night to a local restaurant. We were people watching while we waited for our meal. The table next door had a huge slab of meat delivered and side trays of veg and chips. We thought that was for the table. No, that was just one portion.

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 14:42

I had a look at that website, Dove. I was a bit concerned that the person giving advice states that sterilising compost would remove all the nutrients. Erm, no, it just removes microbes, fungal spores and weed seeds.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 13:08

In Florida, me and hubby used to order one burger and chips and cut it in two.  No wonder we saw a lot of fat waddlers with those huge portions.

My mum has been selling plants for a long time. They are cheap compared to garden centres and the supermarkets, so she was not amused to be asked for  a reduction.

" I'm only a pensioner," was the plea.

"So am I " mum retorted. She's 83 this year.

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:58

Hubby nearly trod on a hedgehog on the back door mat the other morning, just as it was getting light.

 I have just had a delivery on a pallet, and while he was there I got the man to move another pallet  which has some gravel on. Sticking out at one side was another prickly fellow. I moved him to the purpose built hedgehog house under the bug house.

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