Latest posts by fidgetbones

bog garden

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 20:49

Plant it?

Talkback: Starting a new vegetable patch

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 17:57

I always use about 100g per square metre of blood fish and bone., for growing veg. I also add calcified seaweed if it is acidic, to grow cabbage family or onions.


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 17:49

At least youll be warm, fairygirl


Comfrey. Can we juice it and drink it?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 19:52

Comfrey is great for making ointment for external use, but it will damage your liver if you swallow it. Dont do it , Edd. We need you here, and so does your OH and children.


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:38

Interesting about  matriarchal dna, Pat.  At my aunty Mo,s 80th birthday party, great aunt Sylvia (now 100) produced a photo of her mother, my great grandmother. Everyone remarked on how much my niece looked like her greatgreat grandmother, born 100 years apart., all female line.  I am told that personality traits wise, I am like my grandmother, my niece is like me, and nurture has nothing to do with it, as my grandmother did not bring me up, and I have little regular contact with my niece.

This crazy climate

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 19:39

I saw five robins in the jasmine by the feeders yesterday. Usually they only come near each other when pairing off. A flock of robins???'

Also, tonight by the motorway island, the verge is full of dandelions just showing yellow flowers. Another week, and it will be a mass of yellow.

More help needed for a gardener wannabe

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 13:40

Hellebores are lovely under deciduous trees, when they catch spring sunshine. if you are anywhere near the west midlands, Ashwoods nursery has the most beautiful hellebores to pick from.

Rose leaves are curled/wrinkled

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 07:16

Look carefully for insects that suck sap like aphids. You probably have differing insect pests to us, but that looks like insect damage.

Bugle (Ajuga Reptans)

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:42

I think chiltern sell seeds.



Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:37

Rubbish on telly. It might be an early night tonight. Work tomorrow.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

insects on ivy

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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 04/08/2016 at 05:32

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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