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Latest posts by fidgetbones

squash crown prince

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

As there are only two of us, I guess more small, rather than a few large would be better. I seem to have lots of flowers on at the moment on the crown prince, so heres hoping they set.

I also planted 4 courgettes Black Forest. One eaten by slugs/snails. One not doing much. The other two producing faster than we can eat them. The Marketmore cucumbers are a bit slow so far.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:01

Too hot to do anything. 

Must go and water though.

apricot Tree

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:00

I get fruit. Then the squirrels eat them before they get ripe. They leave the juicy bits all over the lawn, they only eat the stones. If only they'd leave them , I'd let them have the stones...

Please help identifying this Berry producing Plant

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:58

If you're thinking that they are sloes... No.  Similar colour berry but thats all.

Aloe Vera Issues

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:49

Too much Sun in the windowsill. Put it in a bit of shade for the summer.

Overwintering potted citrus

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:48

Where are you.? I was not expecting frost for months yet?

Brown circles in grass

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:44

Bitch or vixen I think. The dead patch surrounded by bright green is a giveaway.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:43

Couldn't sleep last night . Still dozy. Woken up by neighbours kids screaming in garden. Blue skies here. Looks like bbq weather.   Zzzzzzz

squash crown prince

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:37

I am growing squashes crown prince and buffy ball for the first time. The buffy ball are growing slowly. The crown prince look like they want to take over the world. Has anyone grown this variety before? Do I stop them at a certain number of fruits or let them get on with it.? I have four plants of each, a metre apart in well manured soil, in the sunniest patch.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:39

Gorgeous, verdun. And the garden looks great ,too.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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