Latest posts by fidgetbones

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 13:49

I have to say that I like bright clear colours in Spring. I had some Purple tulips as part of an offer a couple of years ago. In dark dreary days, they got lost. A bright yellow or red or orange is much more cheerful.


Posted: 07/09/2016 at 11:47

so what is it? a deterrent or a killer?

I like my worms.

Polytunnel irrigation.

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:56

The hozelock micro irrigation system has been reduced at Wyevale. My mum has used one of these for years for the greenhouse tomatoes, and the multiple hanging baskets around the place. Her tunnels are considerably shorter than yours but the side of the bungalow is quite long, around 50ft, so the longest length goes around 70 ft I think.

Has anyone used Thomson and Morgan for shrubs? Would you recommend?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:30

I had a shrub sent as part of an offer. It was poorly packaged,looked like it had been run over, didn't survive, and I got a refund from customer services.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:36

That's OK, bushman.  Just post when you feel like it.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:07

I spent ages at the jewellers today. Mother in Law used to wear a couple of three stone diamond rings, always referred to as her knuckledusters.  Following her demise a couple of years ago, the only thing left to be sorted is her jewellery. I made the proposal that her two granddaughters might like to have them, but as they are rather old fashioned, it is unlikely   that they would wear them. The jeweller  has taken out the stones, and is going to make two pairs of studs and two drop pendants out of them, so they have something modern, but with the old stones to remember her by.

I have to ring up the bird seed people tomorrow. the order placed  for mum last week should have been delivered by now. Mum has the same problem as me, her deliveries often go to a parallel universe, because the road kinks and the straight bit is a different road.

I have got to the point when a pizza delivery man knocks on the door with a box, I ask, Is it paid for? No? well you probably want the next town then. I live on L Lane, which becomes L road in the next town, then L Lane again in the next village. Of course they number them again in each section, so there are three with my number.  Confusing or what. The neighbours did manage to stop a tipper lorry from dropping a huge load on my drive once, when I was not in.

Time for bed again.

 I suspect the mods will have a few complaints to clear up tomorrow.

The Billion Pound Flower Market.

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 22:53

Mike, the  tulip chopper only took the top couple of inches off the stems, just the flowers, to build up the bulbs to a bigger size so that they can be forced the following year. I do just the same, only I leave the petals to fall off before I dead head, leaving the stem which will continue to photosynthesize.

I thought it interesting that they get EU money, but British flower growers get none.


Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:52

I see hop flowers which are the bits used for brewing. I believe they have to be dry before harvesting for use.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:09

Support sent via proper channels, audited and accounted for yes. Requests for support to be sent to a facebook or just giving page, No.

If you want to send money to Syria direct you may be accused of supporting a terrorist organisation.

 Support sent via Unesco, or Red Cross, or other known charity by all means. It should be shared amongst all people in need in the area , not just one man and his cats.

This JayneReed has also popped up on another gardening forum, The GardenDrum forum based in Australia.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:10

Are they back? I thought they had gone.

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