Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:58

  I've lost count of the times I've answered the door to    the postman in a towel or a dressing gown. I think they're used to it.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:52

It's raining here. Yesterday I managed to tie up some things that were leaning at funny angles, and labelled the aquilegias I want for seed.  Other than that, not a lot got done. I have a lot of standing water in trays that needs tipping out, and the weeds are growing faster than anything else.

Wild orchids

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:56

Wild bee orchids are rare and protected all over England.

My flowers ..

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:54

No, I think thats an aquilegia. Phillipa. Thalictrum flowers are different. Leaves are similar.

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:50

The only thing we can all agree on, is that you should vote.

if you don't vote , you can't complain about the outcome.

plant identification

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Thanks , Nut.

My Aloe Vera needs help !

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:10

I find they do best on a shaded windowsill. I think they scorch in full sun

plant identification

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:59

This is a photo looking down on to it. It was taken 15th March at Trentham Gardens at the side of the lake. Any idea what it is.?

There were a lot in the area.

Flowering Cactus

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:51

I used a very gritty compost, they had been potted in pure bunter  sand,as quarried in Mansfield for building.  To repot, wrap a towel round the cactus so that you can handle it.


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:41

You are not allowed to take cameras, phones or any other type of recording apparatus into Highgrove, and you don't get near enough to any windows to look in. I have the book, I bought it cheap from the book people before I went. I intend on having another trip.

now reduced to £5.99

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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