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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Laying turf on hardcore

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:19

Part of my lawn has an old farm track under it and about 7cm of soil. its OK until prolonged dry periods, when the old farm track shows up as a brown area first.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:16

Now everyone has finished eating, I can tell you the story of my mums cat, Tiger.

 They  live in a bungalow and he used to bring in presents through the open bedroom window. He would then drop live (mouse) present on the bed , and wow to be fed(chopped up liver) in the middle of the night. My dad wouldn't get out of bed, so my mum had to resort to catching the mice in a fishing net and then release them outside the house. It got a bit beyond a joke when he bought in a baby rabbit... and the mouse that got in the back of the piano was a bit of a pain too.

I've been watching 13 men on an island. 1st thing they see is a boa constrictor. as they watched this fine piece of protein slither off, all they could think about was how much sleep they would get. I was thinking, chop its head off and roast it.

How do you like your snakes, Dove?

help. brussels sprouts

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:37

Cabbage root flies lay eggs near the plant and they hatch into maggots that eat the roots of brassicas. The larvae are white though and they dont usually kill the plant in a week. Have you got a photo?

Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:14

I think its probably for Heeley City Farm in Sheffield.. a registered charity that does a lot of work with adults with learning disabilities.



Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:10

Slight panic on here... Lodger next door(raised in a flat in inner city) came round. Last night she slept with a window open, and it rained....and a snail crawled in.....  and now its stuck to the bedroom wall.  OMG

So I got the chemical protection suit out and long rubber gloves...... No, not really.

I took it off the wall, took it outside, stamped on it and fed it to Mrs Mallard who has just turned up for dinner. LOL.

She's absolutely terrified of the frogs. Usually she won't venture off of the patio.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:55

rain overnight but sunny now.

Mrs Garden and Kef, I have PM'd you regarding pick up of plants.

What's eaten my brocollii, cabbage and cauli

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 22:04

Our Fox enjoys a nice fresh wood pigeon too.!!!


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:10

My messages seem to be working again now.

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:09

Ajuga,  lamiums (lots of diff coloured leaves about, I have silver beacon, ghost and a yellow one.) Brunnera



Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:23

Finished soaking in bath.

Its turned a bit nippy, so I finished weeding. and I've put the bins out.

Very tired now. OH has cleaned the kitchen, and so I don't mess it up again, he's cooking tea

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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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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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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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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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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