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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:14

 In the formal gardens, there are roses in flower, and paeonys, and dafodils still. There are magnolias and snakes head fritillaries in flower.


Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:07

 One of the old oak trees in the woodland. Other trees are beech, understorey of hazel and hawthorn

Help making feed for plants

Posted: Yesterday at 20:54

Comfrey is looking good at the moment. If you have any near to you in wild areas, gather as much as you can , stuff it in on old dustbin, and put a weight on it. dilute resultant brown stuff to colour of weak tea before using.


Posted: Yesterday at 20:26

Hi, all, I spent a pleasant afternoon at Felley Priory .  A steep walk up the hill to the bluebell wood, but wow, was it worth it. I have never seen such a thick carpet of bluebells. I will post pictures later. I have a builders bag of gravel coming tomorrow, so I can fill the raised herb bed up. Now all I have to do is get the neighbours to park on their drives, instead of across my rear access.....

Still if they get it scraped by a huge pallet lorry, maybe they'll answer the door next time I ask them to shift it.


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:45

I think they filmed most of it in Yorkshire. The sea bits might be cornwall.

Plant Id please

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:07

Is there a flower bud in the middle, it looks like an allium.

What are these balls on my oak leaves?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:05

They look like galls, possibly oak spangle gall.

They are caused by a wasp, they will not harm the tree.


Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:42

Cacti or succulents should cope with the heat. Most other plants , apart from the palm trees that you have already, will need some shade protection from the heat.

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 08:32

David, I am sure we have many members who would allow you to do a free demonstration in return for an unbiased testimonial. Then you would have some good backup for your marketing campaign.

Tomato plug plants - any good online suppliers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:31

Try gumtree as well under plants. people locally are advertising on there.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

bluebells at Felley priory.

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 14:54

The glory of Daffodils

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 01:32

Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 20:27


intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 18:33

unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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