Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:57

I cannot and never could stand  Blair. To me he always came over as insincere and a liar. I didn't trust him at all. How he got voted in twice is beyond me. His way of talking, pausing and then talking again struck me that he was listening to someone speaking into an earpiece and then he was regurgitating it. He would have been far better off on the stage, though not financially of course. He probably wouldn't have accumulated 20 millions worth of property.

Remind me again... isn't he the only Prime Minister never to have been Knighted or made a Lord when he left Parliament. ?

I've sown clematis seeds, potted up my rooted penstemon cuttings, and picked a bowl of raspberries. Ladies semi finals today.. I need to get myself comfy on the sofa.

Pimms is £10 a litre at Morrisons if anybody likes it.

I found two copulating snails joined together , half way up the greenhouse glass. I put them in the middle of the lawn for the Thrush. We have some very tatty looking birds at the moment, I guess they're moulting.


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 06:01

I think you're better with a paintbrush, Pat.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:59

I think the leaves are too feathery for chocolate cosmos. They tend to be more like dahlia leaves and the flowers have a dark centre.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:56

Cosmos "dazzler" grows to 4 ft.

blackfly? ants?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:03

The ants are probably "farming" the blackfly. Wash them off with a good squirt from the hosepipe, or soapy water in a sprayer.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:01

We have been in Derbyshire today. Hubby wanted to try out a new scanner, anyway we ended up at Chatsworth farm shop. They had some local grown really impressive sweet peas at £4 a bunch.  Maybe I need to feed mine a bit more.


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 20:46

The scottish lad done good.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 19:44

Thank you so much for the seeds and cutting, Richard. They arrived today. I have the rooted cutting in water, I will pot it up , later tonight.

what dunnit?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:36

I look at the well manicured hands on some of the telly  gardening presenters, and think..

They've not seen much action in the garden. No badges of honour. Or maybe they all have nettle free brambles free and rose free gardens. Hmmm.

I figure so long as my tetanus jab is up to date, I'll be ok. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 21:23

Mine are very late but are just starting. Lots of buds on, but the first buds fell off with the cold weather.

There was an advert popping up earlier for sweet peas as cut flowers... I was interested until I saw they were £42 for 50 stems,

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