Latest posts by fidgetbones

tree overhanging my property?? what can i do

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 18:27

You might get them to pay for damage to boundary, but if the tree was there before you moved in, why did you move in, either renting or buying?

I have trouble with a neighbour who takes exception to the fact the 150 year old oak on the boundary drops acorns and bits of twigs and even leaves in his garden.  It has a tree preservation order which the solicitor should have pointed out before he bought the place. He can't touch it without permission from the council. His house is about 120 years younger than the tree, it's not as if it suddenly grew there, robbing existing light.


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:22

Clarington, get the idiot what does your wages into the 21st century. Wages go by BACS straight into bank.

No excuses.

You've not missed a lot. Weather is much cooler here, not been above 24 all day. Some weeds got ripped out and some plants put in the space. A bit less watering to do each day I hope.

I think the robins are feeding a third brood. The mealworms are certainly going fast.

Has anyone been in touch with Panda.? She went to a beer festival and then disappeared.

Have a good evening folks.

Good morning everyone

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:42

Generally boiled beetroot is juicy. There is plenty of juice in a raw beetroot if you are juicing.

Your fuchsias sound like they are suffering. if they are in a pot, put the pots in a shady area until this heatwave has passed. If they are in the ground, place a large sheet of newspaper over them as a shade. Water twice a day, morning and evening.

Buying plants

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 23:14

Most don't care if you have the cash and buy in wholesale quantities.

If they ask, you are a jobbing gardener.

Rosebank nurseries have three sites around the country. They are good for buying plugs etc and small plants for growing on. Many you have to buy in dozens for small plants and 32s or more for plugs.

Last edited: 20 July 2016 23:15:03

Flower identity

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:16

Looks like a white epiphyllum. I cant see the leaves. Are they strappy fleshy things?

Fruit Trees

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:08

Either use very big pots or plant them in the ground.   It is probably due to irregular watering, and pots getting too dry at times.

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:32

mix it well into the compost bin., a bit on each layer.

What is it on a Lily pot?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:09

No, if you snip off the top with the bulbs on, the leaves will put food back into the bulb for next year.  Keep it in a sunny place and give it a bit of feed and water.

Tigerlilies especially are prone to stem bulbils.

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 16:33

Complain to the manufacturer. There is no control over the "recycled" stuff that goes in. I put all my bindweed and dock roots in the bin to go to the council. It get "recycled" back into peat free compost.

i'll stick to the stuff containing peat. It might be a £1 a bag dearer. I dont waste the seed and plant money though

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 16:15

32.5C outside in the shade. at 16.41


It got up to 45 in the greenhouse with all doors and windows wide open yesterday.

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