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Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 20:14

I noticed today that the Eucomis Octopus that flowered last year, had formed seeds. I planted some, I suppose as its South African it should go in a propagator. Has anyone grown this bulb from seed before?


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 19:59

I like haslet but couldn't stomach brawn or tripe. Yet 100 years ago my great grandfather was a tripe dresser. we tend to follow his fathers proclivities.  He had a pub.   Its known in the family as the Paling failing... Rum.

pruning wysteria bush

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:51

Cut back all last years shoots to two buds.,soon as they are starting to grow with this mild weather. That should leave you with a thick main stem and a framework of shoots off it. Bush wisteria is the same as the normal one growing on walls , it is just the training technique.   There are some done  as freestanding shrubs this way at Kew.

Grape vine prune advise please

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 13:50

Cut back hard to the framework now, leaving a stump with a couple of buds. This is where your fruit will come from. Late summer pruning doesnt bleed. If you winter prune too late and the sap is already rising, this is when it bleeds sap.

Something to mull over

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 08:45

I second that,Posy. We are not perfect, but improvements happen generation by generation. 

Something to mull over

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 23:11

I find it abhorrent that young girls are taken from this country to endure female genital mutilation, that there are countries where women have no education, where they are stoned to death after being raped by a man, and homosexuals are thrown off of buildings to their death. I do not want any acceptance of any of these.


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 20:01

Chatsworth is really nice in May. Bluebells in the woods and orchids by the long canal


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:52

You should have called in, chicky. Next time, give me a bit of advance notice and I can bake a cake.

wierd weather

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:06

Enjoy it with butter.


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:58

I'm finishing dinner with red wine and stilton. Have a good evening folks.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

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

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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