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Latest posts by fidgetbones

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.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 21:31

2 of your 5 a day

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 20:49

Is that cake? or does meringue and cream and raspberries count as one of your 5 a day?

what to grow next year

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 19:37

I have grown swift f1 sweetcorn for the last 2 years and have had a fantastic crop despite the weather. Sweetcorn like a lot of water. last year it got watered naturally. this year I used a hosepipe. I start them indoors at beginning of  may and plant out at end of may. we have been eating them for two weeks now.

Tip's and trick's of the trade.

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:28

growing sweet peas.

Tip's and trick's of the trade.

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:25

Diddy, there is a complete sweet pea thread by David. It details everything.

Unknown bulbs

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:23

Little ones could be snowdrops. Bigger ones could be snowflakes.

Difficult to tell really, A lot of bulbs look the same. Stick them in the ground and see what comes up. Plant with twice as much soil above bulb, as height of bulb.

what to grow next year

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:16

Sweetcorn will do best outside planted in a block, in the soil not a line. They are wind pollinated.

You can get indoor or outdoor cucumbers.  The long ones you get in the supermarket are indoor cucumbers grown in a greenhouse.

You can grow short "ridge"cucumbers such as marketmore outside.

Talkback: Growing root vegetables

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:13

Alan , your potatoes sound like they have a nasty blight fungus. Do they smell? Did the top leaves turn brown?

You pick aples when they will part easily from the tree. If you cut one in half and the pips are brown, then they are ready. Size and redness depends on variety and crop load on the tree.

More Tomatoes

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:03

This might sound like a silly question, bigolob, but do you smoke? Also some medicines can alter your sense of taste. Check the leaflets in the pack.

My dad thought tomatoes had lost their flavour, until he gave up smoking and he got his sense of taste back.

 He much prefers yellow sungold these days, sprinkled with salt, followed by gardeners delight.

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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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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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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