Latest posts by fidgetbones

Yellow Toms & purple carrots

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 10:25

Sungold is a very sweet yellow cherry tom. My dad turned his nose up at yellow tomatoes at first, but having tasted them, he then wouldn't have any other.


Posted: 24/01/2017 at 10:22

Dahlia tubers started with a bit of warmth  and kept in a mini polytunnel or greenhouse will be in flower by July. Start them off in florists  bucket size pots ( 5 for a quid in morrisons, drill your own drainage holes.) Pop them into gaps in the borders as required . Lilies also can be started in big pots, and dropped into the gaps. Sweet peas in bunches on the tables are very effective.

Cheap Kitchens For Sale Charnwood

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 16:13


at this time of day. Do they not know its coffee and cake time!!


Posted: 22/01/2017 at 19:57

I fork it into the area being planted. I pile it on a few inches deep and then fork it in well before planting.  Make sure it is well rotted. it should have no smell and be crumbly and fibrous.

Research for a novel. Info needed......

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 00:27

I think that during the war, slug and pest control would be to handpick the pests off.  DDT came in for general use after the war.

Potatoes would be planted in march(usually Easter time) and maincrop such as King Edwards (introduced 1902) would be dug up from September to end of October

For Irish apples try here

clicking on each apple will give you info on date introduced and cropping times.

cabbages  are planted from spring onwards  and cropped from late summer through the winter.


Posted: 20/01/2017 at 21:21

I'm with Nut on this. A couple of corner bends from the plumbing store, and divert it back to his side. Glue them in well.

 I think that legally, it is classed as a nuisance.

Nuisance in English law is an area of tort law broadly divided into two torts; private nuisance, where the actions of the defendant are "causing a substantial and unreasonable interference with a [claimant]'s land or his use or enjoyment of that land",[1]

Maybe a letter from a solicitor if you don't want to take direct action.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 16:06

Interesting looking leaves, Liri.

We've been to view a new place. Looks like it has everything we want except someone has already made an offer and we haven't got ours on the market yet.  It even has a good pub up the road. We had lunch while we were out.

I'm not getting my hopes up yet.

Magnolia tree

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 21:58

Generally magnolia do not  need pruning. Only remove a branch if it is in the way. Just because it overhangs next door does not mean that you have to cut it back. Let them enjoy the flowers too. When it flowers take a photo and post it, someone may be able to identify it.  Give it a feed in Spring with something like blood fish and bone, and then mulch it with bark chippings or compost.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 21:34

You do pick some holiday spots, Hosta.

How about Tenerife next year?

rare seeds

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 17:59

Try Chiltern seeds or Plantworld in devon.

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