Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 10:49

Hostafan, there are better places to go than Sharm. Security was always lax, except for the time they wanted a bribe to let my video camera in and not confiscate it. A fiver and they would bypass any security.  Money was requested by the scanner people to put the luggage on the conveyer belt. When I raised my voice and asked why, they moved on to the next victim.Last time I went I was leered at and comments made, even though I was fully dressed, and OH was at my side. I didn't feel safe, and we made a decision that there were far nicer places in the world to go to.


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 10:35

Is it that time.?    I couldnt sleep all night then fell asleep about 6 am

The fairyman who makes the fairies at Trentham gardens is selling one called Trillian. I wish I could buy her, but sealed bids only, the last one sold on ebay around 15 grand, and that would buy a big greenhouse full of plants. I do have a idea though for some allium heads and some spray paint.

I must download the camera, there are still pics from the wedding on there. I got a dozen bottles of prosecco from Morrisons yesterday for the post wedding (picture showing ) party. I must get some fireworks before they are all sold out.

what would you do differently?

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 10:18

Maybe under the replacement tree that is doing so well!!!!! ?


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 03:23

Maybe, he's a gladiolus farmer in Vietnam. I guess he'd want more than a couple of dozen.


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 07:38

What was the original colour?



Posted: 02/11/2015 at 14:05

Give it a north facing window, out of direct sunlight. Stand it in rainwater with a few drops of orchid fertliser once a week,for an hour. Let it drain and repeat a week later. When the flowers die off, cut the dead spike to a node on the flower stem, it will then reshoot from the cut and flower again.

Palm Tree Seed?

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 10:11

CHILTERN seeds have quite a few palm seeds in their list.

confessions of a gardening sloven

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 23:59

I threw away the tuna dated" use before 2004"   yesterday. I don't like tinned tuna anyway.

daffodil bulbs

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 23:54

More likely to be Narcissus bulb fly , a hoverfly that mimics a bumble bee. The larvae are very fond of narcissus and snowdrop bulbs.

Camera Corner

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 23:35

Love the eucalyptus. I dont suppose the Ajuga would survive here.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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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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any non religious ideas 
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We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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