Latest posts by fidgetbones

question ? squirrels as gardeners

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 16:26

They plant oaks all over for me. I spent ages digging them up again.

They are really good at eating crocus bulbs.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 16:20

Keep fussing over her Edd. She may say she doesn't want it, but we all like to be fussed over sometimes.

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 11:49

I liked the flying squirrel bit best. That costume was inspired.  As for eating the live spider, if I was Ferne, I would have said two meals were won for the other two, I would have had the pie dinner followed by profiteroles, instead of Bulls penis and live Spider. The other two would dtill have had a full main meal.


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?

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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