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Latest posts by fidgetbones

How many frogs?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:25

I usually have a frog set up home in the greenhouse for the summer.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:07

If you have it in a large pot,you can cut it down like you would prune a buddleja to store it in the spare bedroom, etc.  The bits you cut off ,you can root in water(I use coffee jars) for new plants. I renew on a three year cycle. year 1 cutting grown on in 6 inch pot. year 2 put into largest pot I've got, feed and water and let it flower in pot. Cut down and take cuttings.Year 3 stick it in the ground, let it flower, take cuttings, let the frost have it.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:42

OH decided he  wanted to climb the  Sydney harbour Bridge on one of our Australia trips. He had a heart attack six months earlier.  I couldn't talk him out of it. I ended up doing it with him.  Lots of ibuprofen next day!!!!!

I like my aeroplane doors firmly shut.

Walking round a garden is much more soothing.

could you name a few flowers for me?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:30


White crysanths



? Queen annes lace/cow parsley or similar


should be an arisaema

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:25

I'm really impressed you have a list of what you've grown.

If I'm lucky I turn up a label,  and then I think... I wondered where that had gone.

What is this?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:04

Can you post from a computer?

What is this?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:03


have you got a photo?


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:49

Gone to the lady with the big smile....


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:46

Nut, I know nothing about arisaema  How about grifithii or nepenthoides?

No 2 R. Kew beauty has your name on. That leaves one. Any volunteers.?

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:41

I have one planted outside now in the flowerbed, and I have rooted cuttings as back up to overwinter.

See my avatar. This was in the soil,in September.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

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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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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ladybirds mating?

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