Latest posts by fidgetbones

How to grow lavender from posti plugs/mini plug plants

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:59

I had the offer a couple of years ago. I potted them on like yours and planted a bed  full. It knitted together to give a good display, after the first year. if any form flowers this year, pinch them off.

Garden Sounds

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:57

Plant pauper.. what sort of dog do you have?.

Next doors dalmation used to come to the corner of the fence when I was in the greenhouse and talk to me. I'm quite certain the neighbours thought I was nuts.

Progress update

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:54

Pinch and zoom is ok for tablets, but most of the time I use a laptop (macbook)

The enlarge feature was useful for looking at photos when someone wanted an ID. I find most photos now posted are often not good enough for ID .(maybe its my eyesight and I need a magnifying glass)

I cant load photos now, that I always used to be able to. I am using an old SonyCybershot happy snappy 12 MP, loaded on to either the macbook or a big mac (desktop), and then picked.  I wont be shooting in a lower grade just to be able to load on to the site, I regard that as the lowest I want if I want to print photos.

Hubbys photos are off a big Canon and shoot 20 MP, so I guess they are out too.

what size module to grow runner beans

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:18

use 3 inch or 7cm pots, or deep roottrainers.

Forum notifications - update

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 19:22

Spent half a hour trying to remove followed threads, unfortunately they came back. I tried it twice, and saved settings, all to no avail.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 19:19

I've tried removing the followed threads, they just come back.

Leggy Magnolia Susan

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:53

I have a magnolia Susan. It tends to want to lie down. A bit of a lazy susan.

 My Magnolia soulangeana, I take the loppers to it and remove branches that are in the way, any crossing, and any dead.  I tend to do it in the summer,around June or July.

The flowers do tend to form at the end of the branches. Drastic pruning will mean it will just grow a lot more until it flowers again at the end of the branches.

Last edited: 16 May 2016 17:54:53

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:49

I have  ticked the no response button in my settings. I  used to get notifications sporadically.

In my opinion they just clutter up the email system, I get enough spam as it is.

I only want an email if I have a PM

soaking runnerbeans

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:46

I have never soaked runner beans, they come up easily in damp compost. too wet and they will rot off before germinating.

Forum notifications - update

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:43

I have now had an email notification even though my settings are for no notifications on responses to threads.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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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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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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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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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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