Latest posts by fidgetbones

Overwintering semi-tropicals

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:40

I would keep all of those frost free under cover for the winter. I think if you plant out now, you will probably lose the lot. If you plant out next spring, they have time to establish.

Hose spray ends

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:18

Gardena  multi function spray  lance. Available from garden centres or amazon.



Posted: 16/10/2015 at 07:42

DD, I hope your OH is well. Having done the eight miles in eight minutes in the back of an ambulance with my other half, to bypass a and e and go straight into cardiac intensive care, I know how worrying it is. He was fine after the clotbuster. I lost 7 lb in 7 days. It didnt help when he was moved out of intensive care onto an ordinary ward, and the nurses  forgot to phone me. I walked in to find his bed empty and his name rubbed off the board. Fifteen years on and he is still fine with no further episodes.

Hostafan,  Moo.

No really I wont drop in as my new sister in law gave me a stinking cold as a wedding present. She insisted on hugging me, then told me how unwell she was.  We said no presents. Huh.

I'm currently trying to steam  it out. We will call in at Rosemoor, then head for home. We run my aussie friend back to the airport tomorrow.


Posted: 15/10/2015 at 18:57

Newquay aquarium today. Major disappointment compared to Monterey. Then we went to Padstow. All Steins places closed until later, so we ate at a place on the harbour. All I can say is the tea was good. The food was apalling. Mr Stein, please take over the clipper asap.

Rosemoor tomorrow on the way home.

Hosta and Lyns day out

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 18:53

I think we will go there tomorrow on our way  back. 

I've got a luverly bunch of ? Definitely not coconuts!

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 18:43

They look like ornamental gourds, which can be quite bitter.


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 23:12

We went to Heligan today. We did think about going to eden project tomorrow, but I am baulking at the admission charges, since I've been before. £50 will buy a lot of plants. Maybe Rosemoor on the way home on Friday as its free for RHS members.

Lucifer Plants

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 23:08

Contractile roots. Amazing


what's best item you've ever won?

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 18:20

I won a squirrel proof bird feeder about ten years ago. It looks a bit tatty now, but it still confounds the squirrels.

Then the year after I won a weeks diving trip on board Paradise Sport in Papua new guinea.

I've won nothing since.

Lucifer Plants

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 18:17

Lucifer tends to make chains of the newest years corm on top of last years, which is on top of the previous years etc. Only the youngest corm will flower next year, the rest of the chain can be discarded. Rejuvenate the soil with  a general fertiliser or blood, fish, and bone , before replanting.

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