Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 11:40

The weather up North is shocking. Two weeks ago hubby was staying at one of the place in Cockermouth that was flooded at the weekend.  Thankfully he's safe at home at the mo. I am working tomorrow, but OH is working in Richmond on Wednesday so he is going to drop me off for a mooch around Kew during the day.

Anyone fancy a meet up in the princess of wales conservatory?

I might be getting my big 6 ft dandelions for Christmas.  Fingers crossed.

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 11:33

Just had an email. I am nearing the top of the waiting list.... I feel like that daft geordie lass bouncing around the jungle last night. 


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 11:29

Iron tablets give a lot of people Indigestion and constipation. They are recommended to be taken after food, and vitamin C helps absorption, so a glass of orange juice will help, to wash it down with.   It may take six to eight weeks for your blood iron levels to come back up. The doc should do another blood test then.

Different formulations are available,  a liquid form, and Ferrous sulphate, Ferous fumarate and ferrous gluconate tablets. Some formulations are tolerated better than others, but its a case of trying them to see.

Mystery seed

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 22:17

I saw these on the telly last week. Runner beans. Unfortunately its the wrong time of year.

Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:51

I chelsea chopped mine this June, and used the bits as cuttings in 7cm pots of gritty compost. Next years plant swap will be sedums.


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:24

I hope everyone is OK. The weather up north looks awful. No rain here, just a bit gusty.

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:22

Were they buried or lying flat on the surface.? The shoot looks a bit like Hedychium  but mine still have leaves and are dying down at the moment.

What did the leaves and/or flowers look like?

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:36

I don't buy the mixed seed which is bulked up with  wheat. The birds just throw the wheat out which then attracts wood pigeons. For what gets eaten, the more expensive fine  seed mix is actually more  economical.

what is this vegetable? ID please

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 21:57

Looks more like sprouting broccoli , but not flowering yet.

Plant ID, please.

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 18:18

I thought eschscholzia (californian poppy)  too. Maybe let one flower and see.

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