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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Slugs on Delphiniums.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 23:08

There seems to be plenty of 500g and 1kg packs listed on

I use crushed, baked, eggshells around my delphiniums.


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 20:20

I've  had pancakes with strawberries and coconut ice cream.

Very good dive this morning. We have progressed'll need a refresher course at $80 each (not a chance) to putting us in with the numpties for a dive. I asked what happened to my hours dive...well they arent all as good at diving as you he said. Today we got the select group, got an hours dive, twice ,and found a nice yellow seahorse. Result.

Have a good evening folks.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 19:55

Ive just seen the news. I hope everyone is OK. Verdun, keep off the beaches. I'm sure spike will cope with a quickie in the back garden.

Clarington, its time your boss got the sack. Total incompetence. There is no reason whatsoever that he couldnt do a direct bank transfer ,unless there is no money in the account and he is stalling for time. I'm off to the managers cocktail party. Pina Colada, here I come.

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 19:40

I just pulled them off the main stem, and trimmed the heel, snd shoved them in gritty compost.

Late Hellebores?

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 00:17

Seedlings take about three years to flower. Dont give up hope yet. 

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 00:15

Last year I cut them down to about a foot, and used all the side shoots as cuttings. They grew into good strong plants, better than seedlings.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 00:10

DD, hubby had a heart attack when he was 40. Cue total reassessment of priorities. He still works away a lot, but earning money is not as important as it was. 

Squirrel Sabotage of my Wildflower meadow

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 23:53

Squirrel buster plus is excellent. I just bought a new one after a ten year onslaught.  One of them learnt how to unscrew the top. We had to make a  modification fastening the top down.

We have odd crocus coming up in the lawn. We never planted any. A neighbour planted a 1000 and he didnt get one. The squirrels either ate them or relocated them.

Lowering area with clay soil

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:21

Please, if you have a trampoline in the garden, either sink it so the bed is at ground level, or net it. My friend is a radiographer. She gets to x ray an awful lot of kids who have come off trampolines.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:09

Naaa, lets get it up to 60,000 , then lock it.

What do you call a magic dog?

A  Labracadabrador.  Or spike.

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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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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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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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