Latest posts by fidgetbones

Pears in Scotland

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 21:35

If you are only planting one tree, it has to be self fertile. Conference is self fertile, but I don't know how well it would fruit up North. You could train it on a wall to give it some protection

Sssssssscared or what?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 19:19

I just want to be David Attenboroughs bag carrier.

Leaf ID please

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 19:17

I think it is Ruscus aculeatus or butchers broom. Florists use it as this time of year for bulking out bouquets.

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 10:01

My hotlips is hardy here in the East Midlands.  Amistad is still flowering and is at five foot this year. It will be lifted and overwintered in the greenhouse. I have no cuttings off it this year, every shoot is flowering.

Sssssssscared or what?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 09:58

We were cheering on the baby iguanas against the snakes.

Apparently the BBC want to cut down the natural history unit. 

What's the betting they all go and work for National Geographic. I'd sooner they cut out some of the antique and baking programmes. Or cut the salary of some of the "presenters" that do chat shows and the like.

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 09:48

You're not wrong there , Hosta

Sssssssscared or what?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:37

We did find a red crab in our bathroom, on the upper floor!

Sssssssscared or what?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:06

I said to hubby, if the snakes were CGI I would have said they had overegged it. Talk about a horror story. I hate snakes. When we were last on Christmas Island, I understood that the crazy ants were slowly being eradicated, to protect the crabs. There were signs up in the forested area warning of poison bait. The feral cats were euthanised, and pet cats were  spayed or castrated to protect the birds that nest on the ground. No more cats will be allowed on the island.

Can i compost fallen leaves

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:01

We mow them up and put into a bag. Then when we cut the grass next spring, the wet grass cuttings get mixed with the oak leaves. It heats up, a few turnings and it is done. A lot faster than leaf mould.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:17

Wonderful quilts.Obelix,  They are more like collage  murals, works of art to hang on a wall.

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