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Latest posts by fidgetbones

30 year old sheep manure?

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:13

If you were local, I'd help you. I bet it's great for growing pumpkins and courgettes in. As you're in Canada, I'll have to pass.

Ideas for Sept wedding flowers

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 20:52

Dahlias should be flowering all through September.

Plenty of tubers still in the garden centres , supermarkets and wilkos.

What exotic plants are you growing this year?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 07:32

I grow hedychium and cannas and brugmansias. The hedychium I originally grew from seed. I have banana seeds in a heated propagator, but no signs of life yet.


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 07:27

Yes,panda, those orange ones are tulip kaufmanniana early harvest. The daffs in the garden are flowering too. Tha lasagne effect in that pot is not right. It should have been crocuses, then daffs, then tulips. But the daffs are late and the tulips early.

Italian rye grass seeds

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 21:18

Rye grass is usually used as part of a hardwearing lawn. Mow regularly to desired height.

aquilegia new disease

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 21:02

Google Touchwood aquilegias, it gives a full explanation.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 21:00

Lidl have got bags of 75 gladioli corms for a fiver. Bargain. I had some last year, lined them up in between the rows of broad beans, useful for cutting for the house.

shop bought spring onions

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:00


what licence to sell produce do I get?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:58

I dont think you need a licence. we never had one. The only problem may be if there is a covenant on the deeds preventing you from selling stuff from the premises.

My mum just sticks a sign in the front garden,and an advert in the local paper when the tomato plants are ready. She's been doing that for 40 years now.

aquilegia new disease

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:53

that link may work better.

Carrie Thomas ensured that a lot of seed from her collection is distributed all over Britain. The plants will live on, but in other gardens.

The only remedy seems to be to dig up and burn affected plants.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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