fidgetbones


Latest posts by fidgetbones

Fertilizing corn plants

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:33

I prepare the soil before planting with blood fish and bone. I don't feed after that. They like a lot of water, but they are certainly getting that this year.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:30

Is Charlie pregnant or just eaten too much?

Bugs in Wheelie Bin

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 12:47

Fly maggots from rotting vegetation. Spraying the bin with  household fly spray should kill themm. Give it a huge squirt and shut the lid.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 08:55

I know the nutters always claim that their God is on their side. I was reminded of this while perusing an auction site. A german WW2 belt buckle with (God is with us in german) on it. The men fighting the Germans also thought  that God was on their side. All Abrahamic faiths have a common starting point in a translation of the Old Testament.  Thou shalt not kill.


I had an argument with a catholic priest who was bought in in an attempt to convert me when I married my first husband. The Irish troubles were at the height. My brother in law was a catholic british soldier, who dared not visit family in Northern Ireland because it would make them a target.His mother sat glued to the news every night, hoping it was not a member of her family being blown up.One mans freedom fighter is another mans terrorist.Protestants versus Catholics. All supposedly Christian. Thou shalt not kill.


As  I said to the priest. If that is religion , you can stuff it.


A sad day for all peace loving people.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 06:50

I caught the news just before midnight last night. I hardly slept.  It got worse, the figures came in, another gunman on the run, hostages in hotels. It seems total chaos.


All in the name of religion.  

Help

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 23:37

Look up coral spot on trees on the RHS website, and see if the picture there matches your red spots.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 17:06

I've just picked 160 stems of sweet peas. Just waiting for them to be collected.


I've got raspberries to pick as well, but I daren't disappear back up the garden or I won't hear the knock on the front door.


I've been chopping down and shredding all day. I'm ready for a bath. I think it will be fish and chips for tea tonight.

Tree ID

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:47

Ist one is the silk tree  Albizia julibrissin


2nd one is Magnolia grandiflora

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:43

Blue skies out there.


It looks like a good weekend for the wedding. I am picking the sweet peas for the arrangements tonight.


Still, lots of weeds to pull out, up and at em.


Have a good day everyone. 

Websites/Message Boards You Visit When It's Too Wet For Gardening

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:40

Plant porn sites compiling wish lists...


Crug farm


Claire Austin


Chiltern seeds


Plants of distinction


David Austin roses


Kelways peonies


Ashwood nurseries


Sometimes I just Google a particular plant and see what it throws up.

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