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Latest posts by fidgetbones

strawberry virus

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:40

The virus is usually spread by aphids. Planting a new bed next to infected plants is likely to lead to the virus spreading.

Clear the old plants out and buy new virus free certified plants from a reputable supplier.

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:04

More than two evergreens together is counted as a hedge and you can be made to keep it to 2metres high. Deciduous you can grow higher.

You could grow Beech, copper or green. It would take a few years to reach 7ft though.

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:48

I bet the other sparrows think hes a bit flash.

Potato harvest

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:40

Carrots or beets should be fine.   Give it a sprinkling of fertiliser before you plant.

new flower spikes on verbascum?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:24

I think you only get one spike per rosette, but they are often branched.  Some foxgloves do this. I just cut off the flowered bit, and let the side shoots flower. I dont think you will get a new spike from the bottom this year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:19

and Lewis Hamilton won the F1 racing.

Total waste of champagne though.

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:16

I thought Christchurch, Dorset. UK

Identification of plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:14

Cut it down when it has finished flowering.Mine didn't survive the winter. I don't think they are very long lived, but you may get them seeding around.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:39

Looks like a dahlia,Dove.

My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:34

You need a good sieve, and a load of compost or farm yard manure. Sieve out all the nasty bits. Fork in the compost to a depth of 15cm or 6 inches,and then plant into it.

You won't need a gym membership this year.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

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: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 16:18

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16
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