Latest posts by fidgetbones

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 09:12

I wish all cat owners would train their cats to use a litter tray. That way I wouldn't get a handful of something nasty hidden in the soil when I'm weeding and planting. ...and please put a bell around darling kitty's neck to save the bird population from carnage.

At least with a Fox it's obvious and you can use a trowel to scoop and remove.

Can I really plant these peas and carrots so early?

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:54

I'd leave it until March. Too early and the seeds will rot off.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:12

looks like a tree paeony.

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:00

We've got a karcher. If anything, perhaps its a bit too powerful or OH holds it too close. Cleans most things, but you have to stand a bit further away from wood or  as chicky says, it stripped the varnish off.


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 17:49

Re previous post of mine  about a mouse I found in watering can, OH says we should install ladders in them so they can climb out...... and he thinks I'm bonkers.


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 17:02

Only until you entered the cabin LOL. Good job all that booze is hangover free.

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:58

A lot of mixes for birds  are bulked up with wheat, which the little birds won't touch, and chuck out for wood pigeons and possibly rodents to become a pest.

I use Ultiva premium feeder mix, which is non clog in feeders, or straight  naked sunflower seeds. I also use Droll Yankee feeders, which are solid and fairly squirrel resistant, plastic ones are a waste of money if you have squirrels.

 With bird food, you get what you pay for. Cheap stuff in the supermarket doesn't attract the birds. Most garden centres will have a higher quality bird food, look at it and look for small seeds for finches and tits.

I have my bird food sent by carrier from here.

Blue tits also like a fat block of some kind.or half a coconut hung up.


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:48

Bill, try this

I made squash soup yesterday, no spice, it doesn't agree with me. We had it with warm cheese scones (with parmesan/without mustard and paprika)

OH was looking late Friday night at the forum. He thinks we are all bonkers except for the bunny boiler. When I said the haggis in verdunland were being rounded up by the piskies, he said we ought to have a virtual garden, a bit like simcity. except admittance free. It would have absolutely no slugs/snails/vine weevils or lily beetles.

In spring it would be decked out in spring flowers,then with a wave of  fairygirls wand, it would change to a early summer display to put chelsea flower show to shame. Of course the orchard would be full of luscious fruit in Autumn and the veg patch would keep us going all year round. No problems with soil types, acers would grow next to buddlejas. I think we would have to have a new thread, to be entered On Friday nights mainly, but open to anyone to have a wander if they need a bit of r and r. Of course all the cakes from the cake shop next door are calorie free, and the alcohol gives no one a hangover.  Any strays can be rounded up in puncdocs tardis.

 No I've not been on the magic mushrooms.

Mysterious plant

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 12:55

Look up Himalayan honeysuckle or LEycesteria Formosa.


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 12:46

Like  punkdoc, it was too dark here. Raining heavy, got up at 11,made coffee, lying in bath with a book. No way am I going out today.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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