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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Topping Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 15:24

Yes, it would totally ruin the shape. If its too big, take it out and plant something more suitable.


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 15:21

especially for Toronto Bill.

and any one else who wants a laugh on a rotten wet day.


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 15:19

I'm glad you're back , Fairygirl.


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 15:18

Well, I opened my big mouth and was going to spread some mulch on the tree lilies. I had a coffee, it went dark, windy, thunder and lightning, and then hailed. Is there anything good on the telly?

If you fancy a drool over hellebores, have a look here. Its an american site so no good for buying, but excellent pictures.


are these viburnums ready for the big bad world?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 15:03

It depends on your ground. If you have free draining stuff, yes, but I wouldn't plant if its a clayey quagmire. Everything I have in pots will stay there until march when the soil condition improves.


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 01:12

Bill, forkers are gardeners. We use a garden fork for forking the soil over.I don't know whether you have ever seen the two ronnies sketch on fork handles or four candles, but it's all in the accent. 


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 01:06

Time for bed, Lily. Night night.


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 20:58

Kef... no cossie?

does that mean you're skinny dipping?

Verdun, shut your eyes!!!!

Propagating vibernum bodnantense

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:18

Mine sends out suckers a about 6 inch from the original plants. I cut them off with a sharp spade and replant.


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:07

I have a tin of belgian biscuits and a tin of cheese biscuits still unopened from christmas. Mainly because they are hiding in a wardrobe and OH hasn't found them yet. if anyone saw jamie oliver last week with the colwick cheese, i could pick some up en route for the cabin. Do you think its warm enough for swimming cossies in verdunland.?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

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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bluebells at Felley priory.

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