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Latest posts by fidgetbones

When to move snowdrops

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:39

I let mine die down, then dig up and replant the bulbs at once, spaced out more. The important thing is to not dig them up, let them dry out and then replant months later.

Snowdrops never recover from shrivelling up.

Sadly, a lesson not learned!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:30

The big cheese mouse traps, ready baited with peanut butter. Irresistable to rodents.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:34

As it says, you're only exempt if you have the exemption certificate.

I find it amazing that the pricing bureau even bother to check people who are obviously diabetic and having insulin. It seems to me a no brainer, that if they are on insulin, then they should get it free.

They dont seem to pick up on the ones on income support going on a three month holiday to some foreign land and having a stock up on medicines to take with them.

But I should probably put that on the rant thread.


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:28

Hail storm here earlier. the garden went white. Then the sun came out and now its all gone. Still bitterly cold though. I'm staying in.

Lots of washing being done.

You know spring is on its way when....

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:21



Posted: 23/02/2015 at 05:27

Runnybeak, i have mr selfridge on record. I will watch him tonight. We went to bed early last night.


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 05:25


Its 2.5 centigrade here, no frost. Its still cold. I have run OH to the station to catch a train to London. Hes working with the met police soc unit all week, teaching them how to use a 3D laser scanner. As well as being a taxi driver, I've put the washer on and dryer on, and turned the heating on early.

Off to the peaks today, I'm working all day as well.

Today might be a caramel donut day.


Started on the veg sowing!

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:58

I dont start  squash until early May, and plant out late may when all the frosts have gone.


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:41

Mrs garden, it looks like you've had the lollipoppers round. They have done the trees on the main road around here as well. You might still have to take out any crossing branches to give a more open structure. It will send up lots of shoots that need to be pruned back to three buds to give fruit.


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:44

I got kitted up in thermals, planted a row of raspberries in the rain.

Then I retreated to greenhouse to pot up a couple of bare root shrubs.

Then i gave in. Time for brunch I think.

I seem to be losing weight faster than OH. I think he's cheating.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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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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squash crown prince

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