Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:36

Clarington, when you kick him up the bum, tell him about BACS clearing system. I dont know anyone who pays wages by cheque, it just gets transferred automatically from employers bank account to employees.  We're in the 21st century now, not the 20th. An emergency locum I did at the beginning of the month, was paid that night and in my bank next morning.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 21:15

EEk ,Clarington... what is happening... has your employer gone bust??

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:14

Slugs and snails like the seedlings, but are not keen on the larger hairy plants.

I use slug pellets on the benches in the greenhouse for seedlings, but  use slug pubs in the garden.

Council orders pensioner to cut back "dangerous" yew hedge "because of health a

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:08

I've seen Yew cut back hard, it grows a new fuzzy layer in months. Yes it looks bad for a year or so.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:09

If I can, I will try and persuade himself to have a run through to Harlow Carr on Sunday, as were almost there. It might depend on the weather though.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:01

I have been videoing the bird feeders this week, to make sure the video  camera is working properly before we go on holiday.  There seems to be a definite three feeding times, with the biggest between 12 and 2. Then they seem to have an afternoon nap before tea and bed. The wind has been playing havoc with the landings.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 10:55

I wish I had red squirrels. I just have three fat greys, stuffing themselves on the blackbirds food.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 10:52

Hubby was supposed to be having the week in SHetland, sailing back today. Fortunately the client kept on prevaricating as to what the job entailed, so he wouldn't do a quote, and he's now going in March instead. It just happens to be the week I am having the kitchen refitted, isnt that handy?

We're travelling up to Wetherby tomorrow for my brother-in-law s 60th.  

have a good day and keep safe, folks.


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 21:24

small plants produce small flowers and pods. The bigger the plant is before it flowers, the bigger the flower and the pods.


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:50

I would broadcast seed in March into a seed bed. They don't like being transplanted.

 Thin to about a foot apart.  They will flower around July and the pods will form afterwards. It may be September before they are dry enough to use in arrangements.

As for speeding them up... pray for Sunshine


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