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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:54

That looks a lot calmer sea than last week, Thank goodness.


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:50

Very sorry to hear your news ,Bill. A parent should never have to bury their child.

I have been with family today. A pub lunch to celebrate Mums 81st birthday yesterday.  Apparently the landlord is one of the chosen ones on "the voice". We didn't get a serenade though. Eight of us. Mum, two of her sisters, two neices and three daughters.  After a complaint about the chips we got two large bowls of fresher ones, and then went back to mums for coffee, cake and choccies.

I think something light for tea.  Have a good evening folks.  Work tomorrow for me in the wilds of Derbyshire.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:52

Maybe Vance Miller could  be persuaded to donate  a kitchen or three.


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 00:22

Ooh punkdoc, I thought you was panda  and I was Dove.....or was Dove  kef, or Nutcutlet.... You know I can't remember whos who anymore, shall we just go back to who we were last week.  You be the doc, and I'll be the mermaid.


Time for bed,  sez  Zebedee

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 00:17

Not to mention the new book on Hellebores.........

I should get some interesting offspring I hope.

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 23:47

Well, not counting the ones I had before that seeded around, I got three versions of H. niger for the front, a double queen, Mrs Betty Ranicar, Shooting star, a harvington pink spotted, A kingston cardinal (double), and then from Ashwoods  i got a single yellow,a double yellow, two double pink speckled, 2 neon singles, a double picotee.....and 10 plugs of washfield doubles from T&M to grow on.   ..oh and a silver dollar with pretty silver leaves.   I guess I got Helleboritis,  but not as bad as Verdun.

 I've just got to build the stone wall around the new bed under the Oak.(about 3 ft high... the wall not the Oak)

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 19:52

Well at least they didn't drown. Kef

Carrot issue

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:55

They will be too warm in the kitchen, hence the lankiness. They probably need more light as well.  Early sowings in a polytunnel with no heat are usually alright, but not the kitchen windowsill.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:07

I think yellow is a Spring colour. . It cheers me up after Winter. Those first tete a tetes are wonderful. I have a few hundred of those as well.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:02

These I can see from the living room window, so I don't have to go out in bad weather, but can still see spring. Summer stuff is further up the garden, The magnolia will flower, and daffs, and when they have gone they are just a green background to the rest of the garden.

Mums birthday is today, tomorrow me, my mum, my two sisters and two of her sisters are going out for lunch. I hope the weathers better than last Wednesday.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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