Latest posts by fidgetbones

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:15

Use a big bird feeder that doesnt need filling every day, or multiple small ones with differing foods,

eg one with sunflower seed hearts, one with niger seed for goldfinches, fat blocks for Woodpeckers, peanut granules, mixed finch seed. Even then, I can see the level in the feeders dropping a couple of inches a day.

.. and don't get me started on supplying live mealworms for daddy robin to feed his brood.

seedling mixture

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:11

Won't alnick castle shop sell you a sack or two?

My mum orders a pallet  of Levington Pro M3, which is peat based. She uses it for the bedding plants and tomatoes, I use it for everything. As you say, you need a place to store it.

A lot of professional nurseries use it, are there any near you ? How much would you get through in a year?

I think there might be a hive in my loft?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:06

We had a load of tree bees in the bird box on the side wall.They were swirling around the other day in the heat,but seem to have settled now. They did it a couple of years ago, then just disappeared at the year end. Google tree bees. They have a rusty orange back.

My flowers ..

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:58

I think my Roscoea alpina has had babies. Tiny seedlings  at the side of the main plant.

Rounding up the slugs

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:33

Glyphosate is supposed to be harmless to wildlife once it has dried.

My flowers ..

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:13

What is the grass in the last two pictures?

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 19:54

I see you muddle up.  I agree.

I gather that campaigning has been cancelled for the day as a mark of respect.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 19:30

No robin at the moment, it's thundering and lightening and bucketing it down. His new worms are due tomorrow. Between this mornings persisting and tonight bucketing, I managed to get 18 cleomes in. They are about a foot high at the moment. Do I pinch them or leave them if I want them for cut flowers?

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 19:26

Unfortunately , it doesn't matter how much you legislate against guns and knives, the nutters always find a way.

My flowers ..

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 17:38

Lovely epiphyllum, Phillippa.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

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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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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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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