Latest posts by fidgetbones

id mystery tall plant

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 12:10

Linaria purpurea aka purple toadflax

Diamond Backed Moths : Preventing Attacks

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 12:09

I would use micromesh veg netting. Tiny holes that let 95% of light and air through.  I think fleece might cause a humid atmosphere at this time of year, causing fungal problems.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 10:46

I've just ordered another kilo of mealworms. As OH says, the robin has me trained. I was going to leave it now as the fledglings are out and about, but a very insistent robin has started to come and stare at me while I made coffee this morning, and usually turns up for "happy hour" and his bowl of worms around 5 pm. I pressed a wrong button on the order, and they thought I was abandoning the order so gave me a code for 10% discount. Happy days.

Rainy Roses

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 10:39


All those lovely roses we buy in the florists are grown inside.

They must think I'm stupid 💰

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 10:38

What fantasy land are they in?.  I think its about time amazon and ebay sorted out these fraudsters, not encouraged them

flower id please?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 10:13

Is it a packet of mixed seeds you have sprinkled?

Blue flax seems to be in a lot of those this year.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 09:45

persisting it down in Nottingham

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 09:43

if they are annuals I am amazed. They would not normally survive the winter. If they have been in that container since then, they need feeding. A  teaspoon of phostrogen in every gallon of water will help or any tomato feed such as tomorite. Mine will be getting comfrey feed, but one step at a time.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 09:04

Very sad, Lily, I hope she is getting the help she needs and is in a safe place.

Dove, sofa day needed. Take it easy.

Hostafan, you are wasting away. You will be able to hide behind the hostas  soon.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:53

Not sure I understand?

You sowed the seeds in April 2015? Did they flower last summer and somehow survive the winter?

Are they the annual or perennial type.? If it was late in the season I would say they needed a good feed. 

Seeds sown either last autumn or this spring will just be starting to flower. I sowed my annual sweet peas this February and they now have flower buds. I will expect them to flower until August, then I dump the lot on the compost heap.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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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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