Latest posts by fidgetbones

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 18:33

I think you are probably nearer to punkdoc than me.

My wisteria has buds an inch long. Some way off flowering yet , I think.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 18:30

Definitely punkdoc.

All my grandparents and both parents were born in Derbyshire, but I was born in Nottinghamshire. My first job in Derbyshire, all of 10 miles from where I was born and brought up, a lady peered at me, and announced. "You're not from round 'ere, are ya?"

Spotted on a walk

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:52


Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:52

 Hello, Learnincurve and welcome.

I am in Derbyshire too. 100 yards from the Erewash canal so only just. We do have a Nottingham postcode and phone number but we pay Derbyshire council tax.  Part of my garden is sandy, the other side is heavy clay.  I started with what the previous occupants thought was a golf course. A lot of grass and not a lot else.  it is very satisfying to see it grow from a clean slate. Show us a few piccies.

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:45

Apparently Shropshire seaweed is dried bladderwrack  or knotted wrack from Ireland. Then they cold press it.   I wonder if Shropshire trading standards  could decide if (Shropshire seaweed)that is a false trade description.

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:39

I'm off to wet Wales to plant  blight resistant potatoes for the sister in law this week.   If you see a mad woman on Harlech or Criccieth beach collecting seaweed in trug buckets, its me.  I figure if it works for Jersey royals, it should work for these as well.

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:36

I thought it was a bit far from the sea.

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:48

Is there a lot of seaweed in  Shropshire?

Have my dahlias died ?

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 20:28

mine are not shooting yet either. plenty of time yet.

Breeding hellebores!

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 20:26

I let the bees pollinate them, then put paper bags over the seed heads as they were getting near ripe. I then sowed the seeds singly in deep roottrainers. I currently have a couple of dozen seedlings coming along nicely. As they fill those I will grow them on in deep pots for moving.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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what has been your plant of the year? 
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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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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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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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