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Latest posts by fidgetbones

bog garden

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 21:46

My psychic powers are failing me, tonight. It must be because I dropped the crystal ball at work. 

Chinotto Orange tree

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 21:25

Check for scale insects as well. They can be removed with a piece of cotton wool soaked in meths.


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 21:17

Well the shooting in Cairo yesterday, and this in Hurghada, will finish the remnants of the Egyptian tourist business. 

I hope you are both safe, Hostafan.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 20:51

I've cut off hellebore leaves, they were flowering away hidden by the leaves.

bog garden

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 20:49

Plant it?

Talkback: Starting a new vegetable patch

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 17:57

I always use about 100g per square metre of blood fish and bone., for growing veg. I also add calcified seaweed if it is acidic, to grow cabbage family or onions.


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 17:49

At least youll be warm, fairygirl


Comfrey. Can we juice it and drink it?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 19:52

Comfrey is great for making ointment for external use, but it will damage your liver if you swallow it. Dont do it , Edd. We need you here, and so does your OH and children.


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:38

Interesting about  matriarchal dna, Pat.  At my aunty Mo,s 80th birthday party, great aunt Sylvia (now 100) produced a photo of her mother, my great grandmother. Everyone remarked on how much my niece looked like her greatgreat grandmother, born 100 years apart., all female line.  I am told that personality traits wise, I am like my grandmother, my niece is like me, and nurture has nothing to do with it, as my grandmother did not bring me up, and I have little regular contact with my niece.

This crazy climate

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 19:39

I saw five robins in the jasmine by the feeders yesterday. Usually they only come near each other when pairing off. A flock of robins???'

Also, tonight by the motorway island, the verge is full of dandelions just showing yellow flowers. Another week, and it will be a mass of yellow.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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: 10/11/2015 at 00:19

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

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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