Latest posts by fidgetbones

primroses and primulas

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 22:08

I will be planting some out soon, (after I finally get round to lifting dahlias), but mine are hardened off. If they are in a greenhouse I would try and keep them out in the day, only moving in if frost threatens. They should be hardy generally if the roots fill a 3 inch pot. If they are tiny, maybe plant out in Spring.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 21:08

Gardens of the Bay by night.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:55

and been bitten by those cute looking anemone fish. Not so cute and cuddly when they have eggs.  I saw  a squid laying eggs this time.  Every time we go we see something new, and loads of plastic rubbish.

Moving Buddhlia

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:52

I would take any suitable cuttings. Its the wrong time of year, but I've done a few today of a Bx weyerana.  When they have roots, decide whether you want to move it or plant a new one. A younger plant will do best.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:45

I could watch blue planet on a loop.  I love the colour changes on octopi and cuttle fish.  I think flamboyant cuttle fish are the best for colour changes.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 19:14

Wasn't Howards End done as a TV series 30 years ago?

I've chopped a couple of buddlejas down and shredded them. I've had three men knock on the door in the past two weeks offering to tidy the garden. I happen to like it like that. Its a nature reserve.  OH has mowed the lawns ( on the back) Together we filled two  builders bags. A long bath to soothe my aching back, and I've put dinner on.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 11:06

Our alarm usually goes off at this time of year. The spiders just play havoc. Before we went away I dusted and we squirted with fly killer as we went out, but they still went off.  Having had years of being on call for burglar alarms, I don't miss it one bit.  Even when I wasn't first call. I was usually the one the manager called. 

Water is coming out of the front of the shop what do I do..   ? Turn off the water . I'll get my wellies and a camera (for the insurance people). Nottingham to Coventry, 40 minutes at 4 am.

The back door is off its hinges, they've used a wheely bin as a battering ram.  First we had to fix the door frame  back to the wall and then get it boarded.

There is no glass in the entire shop front and a hole in the ceiling, the flat had its door forced and the carpet and floorboards taken up. The sole policeman in the middle of Lincolnshire on duty that night,  and his panda car got beaten up. The culprits  got away scot free. One of the locals dogs got the seat of one of the burglars  pants.  They left behind a bag with his name and address and a bail notice from Penzance magistrates court. The police still never caught them. We had the TV crews out for that one.

We did turn off all the light when we left didn't we? Only the police called me out for the alarm, the doors are still locked, but the lights are on and there is a hole in the false roof. (There were also a lot of actual roof tiles missing)

The other seven plate glass windows put in and a back door forced became quite boring.

The sad thing is, what got stolen was a pittance compared to the aggro and cost of putting the damage right.

Self seeding land grab

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 10:36

Forget me nots self seed all over my garden. I tend to leave them and then pull them out when they are finished/mildewed/I am fed up with them. Ox eye daisies are a thug on my clay bit. They grow six feet tall, splay, cover other stuff, and I have to cut them down severely. Wild flowers tend to like poor soil. Skim off turf or topsoil if ypu can before planting.  My wild flower meadow does need attention fairly regularly. I grow back up stuff in plugs and drop in to gaps.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 10:32

I love kingfishers . The bottom one reminds me of the kookaburras in Kings Park in Perth WA.

Where are the stoats, Shep? I can see they are on a seashore somewhere.

Newly planted small orchard

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 21:38

You put the moth traps out when the flowers start to open. Instructions are on the pack .the pheromone comes on a rubber plug in a sealed sachet, and you put that in the middle of a sticky sheet of cardboard. The tent things are reusable, you get refills for the following year.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Bucket list

What do you want to do before you die? 
Replies: 26    Views: 1482
Last Post: 31/01/2018 at 10:53

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
Replies: 2    Views: 210
Last Post: 12/08/2017 at 22:51

Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
Replies: 15    Views: 703
Last Post: 13/06/2017 at 13:44

Chelsea 2017

Any thoughts or musings? 
Replies: 127    Views: 6036
Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 12:09

Hello Forkers December

A friendly place to chat about anything. 
Replies: 1371    Views: 48255
Last Post: 01/01/2017 at 07:39

Plant of the year

what has been your plant of the year? 
Replies: 23    Views: 2292
Last Post: 03/11/2016 at 20:36

insects on ivy

Replies: 9    Views: 698
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:05

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Replies: 8    Views: 665
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Ghost orchid

Replies: 1    Views: 591
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 21:02

Manganese in Epsom salts?

Replies: 2    Views: 901
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 12:55

Do you remember?

Replies: 20    Views: 1225
Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

plant identification

Replies: 2    Views: 466
Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
Replies: 61    Views: 7546
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
Replies: 33    Views: 1898
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
Replies: 60    Views: 7797
Last Post: 11/01/2017 at 10:30
1 to 15 of 57 threads