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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Where to purchase roses?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 15:24

They have wonderful display gardens too.  The scent of these roses is divine and they are usually repeat flowerers.

Advice Sought

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 15:03

Yes, pot them now.  Keep in a sheltered position by the house wall. If it gets really cold, you could put them in the garage, or a shed while they are dormant.

Advice Sought

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 13:33

If these are just pansies and primulas I would leave then behind as there will be lots of nice stuff coming on in the garden centres by then.

Planting Potatoes

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 12:19

If you keep on the, and look at the "what to do now" button, it will give you tips on what to plant and when.

You could always put a good veg growing book on your  list for Santa.

 (can't mention the C word yet or I'll get detention.)


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 11:37

Raining persistently here. I have done some vacuuming and OH headphone lead went up the dyson. Dyson OK but I think the headphones have had it. Sprayed carpet cleaner and waiting for it to dry. Cleaned cooker.  Put washer on. Put Dishwasher on. Washed pans. At this rate I will turn into  a domestic goddess. (Not)

 I've put the summer sandals away.

Yesterday,  I got the dried off  red onions into the garage, but the Kelsae have  not died down enough. I dug up some more potatoes. Of course I stuck the fork through the one that weighed 1lb 10oz.  It will make mash to go with sausages tonight. OH is on his way back from Glasgow. Despite being in a decent hotel, he is complaining at the lack of fresh fruit and veg. the only fruit at breakfast was tinned peaches.   I suspect by next week he will be complaing about another bucket of beans, although he never seems to go off apple crumble and custard.

Planting Potatoes

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 11:21

Normally for potatoes in the ground, you plant at Easter. You can really only get one crop a year. There are earlies, , which will crop first , and maincrop which crop heavier but later. To get a good spread , harvestibg from July to October, you need different varieties. To get potatoes for christmas , you need a greenhouse. I wouldn't waste the space in mine for that.

A few of my dahlias thhis year

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 11:15

 All grown from seed last year, flowered late last year, tubers stored over winter and started in greenhouse, potted on, and flowering from early July this year.


Posted: 05/09/2013 at 22:27

I dont deadhead. That way there is lots of seeds for next year. 


Posted: 05/09/2013 at 22:11

You could save your own seed such as poppies. Then scatter  early next season.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 21:32

I've mashed a banana with some sweet wine and golden syrup. I'm trying to attract moths, but its not working.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 22:01

solitary bees

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