Latest posts by fidgetbones

Tomato Bell Pepper Hybrid??

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 21:23

It looks like one of the plum tomatoes like San Marzano. They have less seeds and thicker flesh than usual tomatoes.

Muck Boots

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 21:58

I bought Muck Boots at Chatsworth show to replace my huntress green wellies that leak. I find them a bit tight on the calves and hard to get off.

Couldn't be further from gardening - earworm issues

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 21:56

Ribena advert

dooby do, dooby do, dooby do.

Can you Compost Conifer trimmimngs ?

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 08:43

Yes. If they have been shredded, mix them up with grass cuttings (beg off neighbours if you have to. ) You may need to do a double mix. Ie mix the shreddings with an equal quantity of grass cuttings. Let it heat up and cool down.  The pile will shrink in size. Then mix the pile up with another equal quantity of grass cuttings.  Conifer shreddings take longer to compost than softer stuff like elder or buddleja, but it makes a good mulch for under shrubs when you have done.

Only 2 hands

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 22:07

Which banana type is it.?

Most of the bananas produced for consumption are Musa cavendishii. Other have ornamental  leaves but not great in fruiting.

Undug new potatoes

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 19:42

If they are well below the surface and hence have not gone green, and have not been attacked by slugs, they will be fine. They could be bigger than usual.

And this one?

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 11:22

The plant with the smooth heart shaped leaves looks like Houttuynia cordata. It likes boggy areas. The leaves (when crushed)smell more citrussy to me. They are often described as burnt orange.


Posted: 09/09/2017 at 11:18

I think its caper spurge... Euphorbia lathyris.

 Wear gloves when you remove to protect skin from the milky sap.

Bitter pit

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 08:12

Bitter pit is caused by the tree being unable to take up enough calcium.  Some types of apple are more prone than others. If you can get some calcified seaweed (the french call it Maerl), then spread that all over the root area at 100g per sq metre . Then top dress with compost. If you can't  get that use a balanced fertiliser and water well during the growing season. Too much nitrogen ( grass cuttings as a mulch ) will exacerbate the problem. You can spray with calcium nitrate  but that is not easy with big trees.

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Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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