Latest posts by fidgetbones

How early can i sow zinnia seed?

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 07:08

What country are you in?

How much heat /protection from frost , do you have?

If you have a heated greenhouse, with a minimum of 10C you can start them anytime from now in the Northern hemisphere, to grow on into large plants to plant out after the last frost.

Plant identification

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 21:08

Prune immediately after flowering, cutting off flowered shoots and any in places you don't want. Tie in any new shoots through the summer, to flower again next spring.  I have it rambling through an old hawthorn.

Creating a no dig bed on heavy soil

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 21:06

With heavy clay you run the risk of a pan forming, the roots act as if they are in a pot and don't go down into the clay. I would mix as much humous matter as I could get into the top six inches to give the plants a fighting chance. You can use compost, rotted bark or well rotted farm yard manure, or even mushroom compost, although mushroom compost tends to be a bit alkaline so you can't use it for acid lovers. Great for brassicas though.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 20:42

I bet he was better at the codecracker in the puzzles section of the paper than I am

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 20:40

For all that he did, he always played down his part. He just said that he was one of a team, and they all did their bit. Only by reading  online, did I find that he cracked a particular code that saved an entire shipfull of refugees fleeing to Israel.

Plant identification

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 20:15

I'm thinking a Clematis montana

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 19:20

We went out for lunch. I bought a Daily Telegraph on the way back, only to find my next door neighbour(with the wood next door) is top of the obituary page. Bit of a shock, hubby was talking to him a fortnight ago on one of his walks, accompanied by his grandson . He was saying at the time he looked like he would go on forever.

He was the last of the Bletchley code breakers, though we just discussed blue flowers ( he was colour blind and could only see blue. )

RIP Rolf Noskwith  19.06. 1919--03.01.2017


Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:47

Marsh samphire. I had a huge polystyrene fish box filled with seived veg garden soil.  It has to be watered with salt water and I didn't want it contaminating the main veg patch. I think the seed came from d t Brown.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 21:19

A long long time ago, I was a student in Manchester. At weekends I used to come home to Mansfield  via Stockport, then over the tops to Chesterfield,( in my 18 year old moggy minor.) It used to take an hour to do the first 15 miles on Friday nights. I think of Stockport as Manchester. It all blends in to one when you're in a traffic jam.

 We had a lecturer arrive from America. He never gave a lecture and went home after 10 weeks.  The Manchester bugs got him.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 18:35

Some of the sugar free cough sweets have sorbitol in and that can give a laxative effect. I'm staying in away from the sneezy people, however hubby has been to stockport today. I hope he doesn't bring any manchester bugs back with him.

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any non religious ideas 
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