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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Beetroot - Choggia Pink

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:59

Plant in a row in the veg plot about 2 inches apart. Just cover with soil and water in.

You can grow in modules inside and then transplant but its not necessary.

What next?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:04

Hardy annuals that you scatter can be sown now, provided your soil is not too soggy.

I would sow a few now, and sow some in April, to give a longer flowering period.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 09:59

Don't worry about the brugmansia.   Mrs G.  The ones in my greenhouse all look like sticks. The cuttings in a jar of water on the kitchen windowsill have grown roots and the oddleaf and are ready for potting on. Its still only early march!!! This time last year the earth was still frozen solid.

I think punkdocs gang of marauding long tailed tits has just arrived, along with Mr and Mrs Mallard. They must have heard the delivery man with fresh bird food knocking at the door.

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:54

We have thousands of photos on computer. I think we ought to print some and have them on the walls.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:23

Wahay. I've just had a male siskin on the niger seed feeder.

First one for this garden. we don't expect to see them as there are not many conifers around(apart from the ubiquitous leylandii)

Mr and Mrs Mallard seem to have departed for their married quarters on the canal or river.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:10

Morning , Panda, Happy Birthday to your OH.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:06

Drizzling here now, but 9C in greenhouse, and the sweet peas have germinated. yippee.

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:05

sun and flash



Posted: 06/03/2014 at 07:26

Good morning everyone.  It's grey here and I'm waiting for bird food to be delivered.lots of gardening things to do. My body has only just recovered from last weekend's gardening. Little and often should be my mantra, but fitting it around work is the usual method..see you later folks.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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Identification needed

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