Latest posts by fidgetbones

Independence Day?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:29

We had unions, workers rights, the Shops Act, The Factories Act an Equal Rights (for women ) Act and a lot of other stuff ensuring decent working conditions before we went in the EEC. I see no reason why we will have worsening work conditions now.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:42

Talking dogs and cats on the telly. Raining cats and dogs outside. Grass is so long on the lawn the local  cats are going to get lost. On the other hand there are all sorts of flowers showing. I managed to cut some elm out of the hedge, and some elder and shred it, but thats all I've done in the garden today.

Independence Day?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:38

In this area the out vote was between 60 and 70%.

I wouldn't think there is much chance of an MP being reelected if he/she totally ignores the wishes of their electorate.  I think they are waking up to the fact of who they are supposed to represent.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:28

Fairygirl. No, apart from the infamous Stoney Cove when my niece was training,  I did all my diving in UK waters in Cornwall, either out of St Ives, Hayle, Penzance, Lamorna Cove, or off the Lizard for the Manacles. I towed someone in full kit for 200 yards in a hailstorm in Porthoustock Harbour for my Rescue course. Memorable moments are wild dolphins off St Ives, Basking sharks off  Porthcurno, and an Orca off Gurnards head.   The Runnel Stone in 30m visibility one June day was pretty spectacular too.

I like warm water too much these days. Far less gear to hump about.

Plant ID please - are are these beasts?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:19

A. spinosus  I think, spinosissimus has even more spines.


Posted: Yesterday at 09:46

Ever since I started diving, I stay in St Ives at Rivendell on Porthminster Terrace. I have seen their little girls grow up from bringing a basket of Easter eggs around the guests when they were toddlers, last year we had a short week because they were going wedding dress shopping for the youngest. On days when there was too much wind and chop for diving, I would visit gardens. It was used as a guest house in one of the Wycliffe dramas. The front room is still known as The murderers room. Apparently they get requests from new guests that want to stay in that particular room .

Planting schemes

Posted: Yesterday at 09:12

My "wild flower and grass" bed I did a matrix, so the plan was that a flush of hesperis was followed by a flush of ox eye daisies, etc. I had about six different sorts and spread them all through. Only one lot collapsed on top of another, some seeded too much and became thugs and it all became a bit of a mess. A bit more order in the border I think. The Poet Oudolf borders at Trentham appear very naturalistic, but if you look in spring before they get too big, they are patches of 20or so of each plant, a foot or two apart, knitting together late in season to become a large clump.


Posted: Yesterday at 08:16

Hi Pat. Just the thought of snow is making me think that I haven't booked a holiday yet. If the pound is going to bomb, it may be Cornwall this year instead of somewhere exotic. If the weather is good, there is nowhere else I would rather be.

Planting schemes

Posted: Yesterday at 08:12

In a formal big border, clusters of plants give more impact than dotting them about. Group the three or five together. If you are planting choice perennials, and can only afford one, use cheap annuals or biennial to fill the spaces until something like a phlox gets bigger and can be split into several to fill a space. Cosmos, dahlia seedlings, lilies,foxgloves, make good fillers. A dozen or so cosmos through a border will give a cohesiveness to it. If you have loads of money, buy three or five of each sort of perennials. in six inch pots, cluster together, and watch it go. Most of my long border, first year was cheap fillers, three years later, I don't know what to do with the cosmos, the border is full. 


Posted: Yesterday at 07:52

No light gardening here. With all the rain, the elm in the hedge has gone bonkers,  elder is going berserk, and the lawn looks suitable for haymaking. Mowing and shredding and compost heap for me today.

Have a good day folks.

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plant identification

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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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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has anyone achieved this? 
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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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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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