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Latest posts by fidgetbones

To feed or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:53

You could put a bell on the cats collar to warn the birds.


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 23:21

Night everyone. Work tomorrow

give and you will receive

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 23:20

I dont do bookface. (as my ozzy friends call it)

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 23:07

The biggest problem I have with sweet peas is keeping the mice off them.

The ones that germinated last October (in the seed pods) are 6 inch high, in the cold polytunnel thing. New seeds   I have planted in deep roottrainers. There is one lot in the main greenhouse (frost protection) in a tray with a propagator lid and mousetraps set. One on the top shelf of the polytunnel, hoping the mice wont climb. One set in next doors conservatory (mouse free). One way or another I intend having some to plant out later on.

when do i

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:49

If you pruned the long whippy shoots back by half late last summer, you can now prune back to two or thee buds from the main framework.

RHS advice is here

Time to get on with it if you want good flowers this year.


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:43

We had a moorhen turn up for a visit one year! He didn't stop though.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:41

Well it would have looked better if the people the other side of the hedge hadn't ripped out the ancient hawthorn and replaced it with conifer which is all brown on my side. Because its in shade all summer, I think that only Ivy will disguise it.

Where have the birds gone!!!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:38

LOL.  Edd...

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:36

 The Oak has been there a long time. The geraniums went in last Spring. The bulbs went in in September, the hellebores went in last week. The retaining wall still needs rebuilding since the previous owners Great Danes knocked it down.


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:29

They usually stay around a week. They arrived yesterday.OH says they are having a five star honeymoon with a private pool before returning to the canal/river.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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