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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 23:09

Aldi had raspberry canes in. When i looked for the variety it just said, long cane. No idea as to variety or even summer or autumn fruiting.


Composting in the tropics

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:33

I dont know about the tropics, but I do know that my friends compost heap in the Perth area of Western  Australia, rots at least twice as fast as mine. In fact it has to be watered regularly to stop it drying out.

In the tropics, I would try and keep it covered with plastic or something like that.

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:25

Beetroot is not a brassica.  It is chenopodia family, related to amaranth

The flowers and seed heads are very different.

Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 18:07

Insecticidal solution wont harm the plant, just kill bugs.

Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:35

You might need to give it a drench with an insecticidal solution. Just warm water wont do it. Don't leave the lemon standing in water at this time of year, it will just cause rot.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:11

Oh , and I bought some Rose harissa. I fancy doing something with it and chickpeas. I've got to start doing something adventurous seeing as I've eliminated pastry, pizza, and pasta and cakes and biscuits. I have noticed that I seem to be better at sticking to this than himself. Its supposed to be for his benefit.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:08

My post from this morning has gone missing too. I asked if anyone had heard from Fairygirl. I hope she's not under a snowdrift.

It seems to have been eliminated. Maybe she's joined MI5.

I am being sent some samples of a new fragrance called 007 for women.  I think it should have been called  Bondgirl instead.

I've been shopping today. Some clinique (on special offer), two bras, and I've cleaned two Sainsburies out of a nice merlot they had on offer. That should keep me going for a while.

When to move snowdrops

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:39

I let mine die down, then dig up and replant the bulbs at once, spaced out more. The important thing is to not dig them up, let them dry out and then replant months later.

Snowdrops never recover from shrivelling up.

Sadly, a lesson not learned!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:30

The big cheese mouse traps, ready baited with peanut butter. Irresistable to rodents.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:34

As it says, you're only exempt if you have the exemption certificate.

I find it amazing that the pricing bureau even bother to check people who are obviously diabetic and having insulin. It seems to me a no brainer, that if they are on insulin, then they should get it free.

They dont seem to pick up on the ones on income support going on a three month holiday to some foreign land and having a stock up on medicines to take with them.

But I should probably put that on the rant thread.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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

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