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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Cheap Dahlias

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 23:04

Ive got lots of tubers of bishops children, grown from seed last year.

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 22:38

Lots of annuals can make an impression.

Cosmos, cornflowers, larkspur,cleome, godetia, nicotiana.

Summer flowering bulbs such as lilies and dahlias add interest.

Do you have a particular colour scheme in mind?

Is this idea safe?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:04

Hellebore seedlings don't need heat. Most of those will be ok in a cold frame outside.

If no cold frame, up against a sheltering wall.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 07:29

Football, huh.

At my old house, i had a corner plot with a large triangular rear garden. I came home from work early one day, to find bikes in my parking space and noise coming from around the back. The local kids were using my lawn as a football pitch.

I swiftly fitted a padlock to the gate for the back garden.

Garedn design software

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 07:25

Advertising from bulgaria now. 


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 07:21

It was trying hard with snow, yesterday at work, but pretty much melting as it landed. I will find out when I hit the A6

Last night I ordered some glen fyne razzers as well as a black one, and an orange one.  The glen fyne is summer fruiting and supposed to have the best taste. We should have enough for us in a couple of years time. I have a big freezer.

Is this idea safe?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 07:09

The main problem I see, is lack of light ,and the seedlings becoming etiolated, weak and lanky.

Tree Lily Bulbs

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:36

I have had the triple offer. The plain yellow ones go from strength to strength, 6 ft tall and stems like broomsticks. The red ones do not seem as strong. The striped one has faded away. I have ordered some of the double ones for this year. My garden needs big punctuation points, the little ones get lost. Everybody commented on the amount of perfume they pump out.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 07:14

Back down to earth with a bump. A section of spring has fallen off my car. I cant get it in to the garage until Tuesday, and I've got four 50 mile round trips to do before then.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 07:10

When I was little, I used to watch the holiday programmes about foreign lands and get wanderlust. My dad used to say that exotic places weren't for the likes of us. When my other half had a heart attack, out of the blue at the age of 40, we changed our perspective on life. We have no kids, so now we spend what we can, having a good holiday. When the weather is good, a week in a caravan in cornwall can be magical. In fact, when the weather is good, a week in the garden can be brilliant.

My dad could have written the definitive book on how to go on holiday and spend very little. He seemed to know every beach with free parking and no ice cream van.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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