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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 23:07

My mum had two crown topped chimney pots. She had them on the front and used to fit a hanging basket in the top, and allow trailing plants to go down the sides.....until the morning she found the baskets and plants on the floor and the chimney pots gone.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 22:57

43 F is 6.1 C so near enough on a cold windy day.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:49

Grass wont grow below 5 C, as Nut says, it will just turn to mud. Spend the winter getting the area prepped, and any hard standing or paths put in place. Then turf in April and it will grow away well.

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:02

I'd like to have summer in England, followed by Summer in Western Australia.  Two summers per year and no winter.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:59

Hello Kef. I think this is what you need!49!3!381432104

Not sure that link works but if you google Lakeland gravy skimmer, it pops up.

Apple Trees

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:49

I think the best tasting apple is Coxs orange pippin. Trouble is they are a bit tricky in some areas. easier to grow is James Grieve or Charles Ross, which have cox as one of its parents. I have a new tree of Gala, which is a nice crunchy apple fresh from the tree.     There are lots of varieties in the supermarkets at the moment, try some and decide which you like best. With pears, I like them crunchy so love unripe Conference, whereas OH likes them juicy and dripping and prefers Williams.


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:39

Is anyone watching the jungle. ?

The bit where Vincent Simone described how wonderful he was, and Becky gave him a look. My other half howled. I had exactly the same look. You can take the girl out of Mansfield, but you cant take the Mansfield out of the girl. We mansfieldites have a strong bull s**t detector.

ID a big bird

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:33

I know what you mean. We get them every spring at frog gangbang time. Because of large trees they don't have a direct flight path, so have a very ungainly circling landing.


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:22

I had a really nice one for a number of years, but year before last the leaves turned red, them the whole thing died. I dont know whether it was the really cold weather or because its under the Magnolia soulangeana.

ID a big bird

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:15

I dont know what you've got, Nut.

 The first time I saw frigate birds circling,(not in this country) I thought they looked like pterodactyls.

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