Latest posts by fidgetbones

what is it?

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 17:00

Any chance of a photo? Use the camera icon in the tool bar to load one.

From Packet of Wild flower seeds

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 16:58

It  is flowering. The flowers are green. Pull it out quick. I am forever trying to get rid of it. Wear gloves because the sap can photosensitise the skin which will then burn in sunshine. (should we ever get any)

Old boundary fence becomes legal?

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 14:18

Since you erected the fence, you can put it where you like.  If the land is registered at the Land Registry it cannot be claimed as someone elses, under any circumstances.  The old rule only applied to unregistered land. He is wrong.

First frog in wildlife pond

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 21:21

If they lay eggs in the pond, then the nymphs  reside there for a year  until they change into flyers to buzz around.

Polianthes tube rosa the pearl

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 20:58

They need a lot of sunshine and heat. A feed with a tomato fertiliser might help as well.

First frog in wildlife pond

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 20:56

We get dragonflies buzzing around the garden. It may take a year or two, but when the wildlife arrives, it is wonderful.

Plum tree bugs

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 20:45

If you cut the plums in half, you may find a pink wiggly larvae in it, plus brown frass (faeces). These are the larvae of the plum moth.The infected ones tend to ripen early, you may find later ripening ones on the same tree are OK.   Maggots in apples are the larvae of the codling moth. You can get pheromone traps from the garden centre which will catch the males in spring so they cannot fertilise the females. That has some effect on reducing the numbers. Attracting insect eating birds in to the garden helps too. Hanging a fat ball or two up to attract blue tits, helps reduce insects as well, as they search for other food in the garden. Gather up any infected fruit and dispose of in a bin. Any left on the floor just increases the problem for next year.

To paint or not

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 18:50

I like the blue and cream on the shed. The turquoise is too much.

Last edited: 08 August 2017 18:50:26

Large lawn

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 18:47

I mix it up with a lot of shreddings, cut down elder, brambles, hedge prunings, all put through the shredder and then mixed up together. Ripped up newspaper can be used. Also any veg trimming, potato peels, citrus peels, banana skins etc.

Perennial plant id

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:04


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