Latest posts by fidgetbones

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:51

I sow mine in an unheated greenhouse with a propagator lid on until they germinate. I dont give any extra bottom heat. They need some warmth but not a lot at this stage.

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:38

They don't need that sort of heat. Take them off the heat, but they will be soft now, you will need to protect from frost.  They will slow down and harden up a bit. I space my seed out in a deep polystyrene fish box, but if yours are close together in a shallow tray, pot them on, one to a 7cm pot. Keep in plenty of light. Unless you are growing for show, you don't need growlights.

Flood Plants?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 21:08

Are they deep beds? Does it flood normally or is this a once in 20 year flood?

If the beds are likely to get carried away regularly, I would only do shallow beds, so the roots can get  well down into the subsoil and might survive.

For bird friendly, cotoneasters, rowan trees, even an apple tree or two. Blackbirds love windfalls.  Buddlejas are easy to propagate and will attract butterflies.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 20:52

This snow seems to be all over except in the east mids.  Just chuffing cold here. I've put the electric blanket on the bed.

Flood Plants?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 20:44

Hi, connie. Where are you?

Did the raised beds survive or are you starting from scratch again?


How much bird food do burds eat a day?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 18:52

Goldcrests are insect eaters... try mealworms



Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:43

I can see you , Hazel.

I must be getting yours. I ticked no notifications because it blocks up my email. I still get loads.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:23

Dry but very windy here. The eucalyptus is doing a lot of waving about.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:21

Just for Verdun.... to keep your strength up for nappy changing, GUV



Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:57

I've just fleeced the lemon in the frost free greenhouse, and shoved a couple more plants in the unheated polytunnel.  I hope the polytunnel doesn't decide to go flying again. Getting it back out of my garden was one thing. The neighbours might not be so keen.

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