Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 23:34

I think I made too much mincemeat two years ago. I still have a load left. Should be ok, its about 40 proof. I slipped with the brandy. oops.

To late to plant crocus bulbs?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 23:32

Do it as soon as poss. if the soil is frozen, plant in pots of compost and plant the whole potful in the spring. protect from squirrels and other rodents that think crocus are a nice canape.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:56

I went and switched the greenhouse heater on at 6pm. It was already down to 2.5 C.



Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:38

Good evening g, Panda.

How is the new job going?

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:33

It was at Trebah by the ponds. Obviously lots to eat down there.

cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 19:06

Hellebore flowers floating in water. I pick them with about an inch of stem and then they last abouta week to ten days in water.


Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 18:38

Thank you , Snow. The allium stem broke under the weight  last night, so it has a thin bamboo cane pushed up the middle. There may be a a new pose.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 18:32

 For John Harding. To post a photo from a mac.

Use tree icon in the tool bar above the message box. this brings up a box press select

this brings up a sidebar.. favourites, devices, and media which on mine is separated into music ,photos, and movies. Click on photos. this brings up all photos on i photo. if you have the photos on a stick then click device.

Highlight the photo you want to use. click open

then upload and save.


cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:00

Yesterday I picked what will probably be the last cut flowers out the garden for this year. Two double dahlias and a couple of crocosmia. Total colour clash.

 I find double dahlias are best for picking, single ones best for the bees. 

My mum has been picking crysanths since July. She bought young plants as a collection from Woolmans and grew them between the rows of runner beans. They have been lifted for the winter and are still flowering in a cold greenhouse that is used in the summer for tomatoes.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:04

It has snowed here, but its melting now. I put the grenhouse heater on last night for the first time this winter. Now very windy with blue skies. This afternoon I am going to my Great Aunt Sylvias 100th Birthday party. Apparently the Lord Mayor and the local press are coming, so I had better get titivated up.

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