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Latest posts by fidgetbones

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 22:52

I'd pinch out the tops to make them branch and then plant them out as a group.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:25

I've started to use a brother labeller with laminated labels. The ordinary labels fade.

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:18

Lot of photoshopping I think , with catalogues.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:16

I wish I could grow kangaroo paws (anigozanthus) here.

Horse Manure - When to Use

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:08

If its well rotted and you're laying it on vacant land , Yes. using as a mulch now is likely to lead to too much soft growth.

What do you want to use it on.?


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:03

Hampton court palace flower show on Beeb

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:57

Glad it came out pink and not yellow, Kef

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:43

Parker bulb catalogue arrived today. Garden porn to peruse in the hanging tent thingy beneath the oak. now what bulbs do I want for next year.?


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:39

SGL. I think you have made the right choice. I work at a number of different places, but I choose the places I return to.  Many times, other members of staff have moaned how unhappy they are there. My answer is always,  "Find a different job."


Today the hawthorn hedge got cut by OH.  It spans a number of gardens. The helper for the old man in the bungalow thanked us. The one with the house cat that wants to be a free tiger thanked us with a box of Roses Choccies. Funny thing is, its our hedge, and OH only did our side and the top. Seems a bit churlish to say OH cant have them because he's allergic to brazil nuts, and I prefer dark chocolates.

 I finally got the clayey patch planted. A few less plants in the nursery area to water.

what is the triffid?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 20:34

Looks like an actinidia (  kiwi ) plant. You need a male and a female  plant in close proximity to get fruit.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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

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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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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

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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