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Latest posts by fidgetbones

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 09:13

Happy New Year, Marion. 

I'm sure your new thread will be as interesting as last year.


getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 09:10

New restaurant in town, everyone tries it, then goes back to the trusted favourite.

I feed the birds all year round. They know where to come in bad weather.

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 08:53

All my birds deserted me on bird count day. I think the neighbours with kids put out food that day,and my birds went to check  out new feeding points. The blackbirds are currently queuing in the magnolia, waiting for breakfast.

storing daffodil bulbs

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 08:38

Plant them now. Discard any that are soggy or mouldy.

I had a bagful I bought one January in the sale for nearly nothing. Planted straight away, they flowererd a little later than usual thats  all.


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 08:30

Still got snow here. Last night it starting raining on top of frozen and packed down snow, so pavements and side roads dreadful. Tense, careful, drive home from work,picking up a bottle of prosecco en route, onlt to fall asleep at 9pm. Woken by fireworks, went back to sleep.

Happy new  year everyone.

Glad to see you are on the mend, Stacey. 

Good to see you back , sunflower lady. Hellebore seeds should be germinating soon, if the mice haven't eaten them all.

I hope everyone has a happy ,healthy, and prosperous new year.

Happy new Year

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 08:16

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy,prosperous, New Year.

Also weed free, pest free and WUM free.



Posted: 30/12/2014 at 19:59

It was minus 8.5 C in Duffield, Derbyshire as I went through at 8.15 am this morning. The peaks had a lovely hoar frost, but still no gritters on the roads to the peaks.

Some poor horses in a field by the Derwent in Derby, huddled together, no blankets, no shelter, the field flooded and  then frozen. Someone had thrown them a bale of hay.  Why do people keep horses in apalling conditions like that?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 18:56

Maybe the first step is to ask if she has house insurance. A lot of people don't if they are hard up, even though it is often a false economy. If not, claim on your insurance, but that may affect youe premiums next year.


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 20:24

Ooh cold today. Started at 7.45am, defrosted car, minus 3. By the time I got to Derby, it was minus 5,. Up the A6 towards the peaks, and minus 7. Back roads still treachorous, no sign of gritters. The student working with us was one of those stuck at Woodall services on boxing day night. As she says, the M1 was dire. Coming back it had warmed up a bit, only minus 5 at 6.15 pm.

Back again tomorrow.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 19:07

If the tree is dangerous and dropping branches the TPO may be lifted. Take plenty of photos, and approach the council.  The council will not refuse permission to remove dead and diseased wood even if there is a TPO. We had some taken out of ours. The tree surgeon took copious photos to prove what he had removed needed to be removed. It is the owner of the trees responsibility to keep it maintained and pay for any damage caused, unless they have asked for it to be trimmed/pruned/felled because of disease and the council have refused permission.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

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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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

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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