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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Greenhouse heating

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:17

I dont recommend gas or paraffin, as they produce too much water, humidity and condensation. I use electric fan heater.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:50

I fancy Galanthus Bill Bishop, a very big one I saw at Kew in the rock garden.

Unfortunately I don't like the price, and with the squirrels digging them up and spreading them around, I would have to put barbed wire around it.

Dove I have PM'd you.

Newbie with a large garden

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 08:56

Conifers that big need a fully qualified and insured tree surgeon, just in case anything goes wrong.

I'm really jealous of the space you have. You can turn it in to your own private paradise.

I agree with gardenmaiden, wait a while to see what bulbs etc will appear, send for seed and plant catalogues to fuel your imagination.

Don't be afraid to ask for help , it would help us if you could mark which way is north, and if possible, whether the soil is sand or loam or clay, and if it is limey, acid or neutral pH

Angels Trumpets

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 20:28

You can use the bits you cut off as cuttings. Have a look here.


Angels Trumpets

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 20:26

They need to be frost free.

 If its going to be really cold, add a layer of fleece.

The tall stems can be cut down to about a foot or 30cm.

They will then shoot in spring and grow rapidly if well fed.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 07:12

Good morning, chicky.

Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 07:10

Have a look at spray crysanthemum, rooted cuttings available from woolmans.

My mum had some last year, she grew them between the beans, they flowered for months . You could also grow the late flowerers in pots outside, putting them under cover in late october to give blooms up until christmas.

Bringing a bland wall to life

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 16:32

What direction does the wall face that you want to cover face? north south, east or west?

I would look at climbers to clothe it. Just which climbers depend on the aspect.

Room 101

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 13:08

The burk on a motorbike with the cracked exhaust that roars up the road, far exceeding the speed limit of 30mph. 

Or as my other half yells... Organ donor!!!

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

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

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