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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Brown circles in grass

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:44

Bitch or vixen I think. The dead patch surrounded by bright green is a giveaway.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:43

Couldn't sleep last night . Still dozy. Woken up by neighbours kids screaming in garden. Blue skies here. Looks like bbq weather.   Zzzzzzz

squash crown prince

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:37

I am growing squashes crown prince and buffy ball for the first time. The buffy ball are growing slowly. The crown prince look like they want to take over the world. Has anyone grown this variety before? Do I stop them at a certain number of fruits or let them get on with it.? I have four plants of each, a metre apart in well manured soil, in the sunniest patch.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:39

Gorgeous, verdun. And the garden looks great ,too.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:28

Great,Shaun.don't forget to pick them.  The more you pick, the more you get.

Buddlia. Can you create a cutting for planting?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:36

You need an unflowered shoot. It's probably a bit late for a wild one, I bet it's in flower. If you keep an eye on it, you could try a hardwood cutting in the winter.

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:09

I grew Bishops children from seed this year. I put one to a 7cm square pot.  Some are now sending up flowers, but mostly I have pinched them to make them branch. Some got attacked by slugs and that made pinching unnecessary. I have lined them out  in the veg patch this last week, most of them are forming tubers now in the pots.  I expect them to flower from August through to the frosts . Seed grown dahlias usually flower later in the season than tuber grown dahlias.

 I will pick the best to save overwinter, for an earlier display next year.


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:03

Good win at the bingo, Panda.

don't spend it all on donkey rides, icecream and stripey rock.


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:02

Ok I've been busy while you lot have been rabbiting. Shredded the philadelphus and viburnum I murdered, and big bits of hawthorn. Fed OH  and made coffee.

Now I've just got to gather up all the little bits of hawthorn and shred those.

kef and Dove...

You've had too much sun. polishing parquet floors and ironing.... !!!!!!!!

Lie down in a darkened room until the feeling passes. Drink plenty. Nearly pimms o clock



When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 13:39

The ones I had not cut down overwinter were sending up side shoots. I used them as cuttings when I cut the plants down to about a foot in Spring.  Easy to root and extra plants for free to dot about.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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