Latest posts by fidgetbones

confessions of a gardening sloven

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 23:59

I threw away the tuna dated" use before 2004"   yesterday. I don't like tinned tuna anyway.

daffodil bulbs

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 23:54

More likely to be Narcissus bulb fly , a hoverfly that mimics a bumble bee. The larvae are very fond of narcissus and snowdrop bulbs.

Camera Corner

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 23:35

Love the eucalyptus. I dont suppose the Ajuga would survive here.


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 23:33

A friend came round to eat as her kitchen is being refitted and she has no oven or washer. We fed her and got drunk. The towels are three weeks used. Eeugh. 

Leaf mould

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 16:42

I use builders 1 tonne size bags,

I fill two, after a year they have gone down to about half, I turn them into one bag, and use after second year. Mine are mainly oak leaves.

Fireplace Ash

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 22:28

Soft fruit such as raspberries, goosegogs and blackcurrants benefit from a sprinkling of wood ash in Spring. Sprinkle it around the base and tickle it in with a hand fork, or cover with a mulch of compost.

tomatoes end of season

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 22:26

Cut all green toms off and bring in the house and put in a bowl with a banana.

It gives off ethylene gas which hastens ripening.

Dispose of plants, compost if not diseased, or burn if badly infected.

Old growbag compost can be used for bulbs with a bit of added fertiliser.

Overwintering Tibouchina

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 20:40

I got one from lidl too. Its just starting to flower. 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 07:14

Bit cloudy here. Better than rain and fog though. Yesterday visibility due to spray on the M1 was 100 yards.  How many cars with no lights on?!!!'


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 21:00

Xxx good luck for tomorrow, mr chicky.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

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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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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