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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:32

excellent news, Pentillie and for you too Busy-lizzie.

5 Bed Crop Rotation

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 16:20

Potatoes, legumes, brassicas alway follow peas and beans,  root crops, last.

 So if you swap 3 for 2 , you have the right order.

Would like a artificial grass course recommendation please

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 16:17

Snap , thats just what I thought, LOL

how do you attach a photo on this forum as its not on any of the icons?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:35

Maybe the tree icon should be changed to a camera icon? This seems to stump everyone until its explained.

I need to prune mature apple and pear trees that have not ever been pruned

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 22:30

Summer prune new growth in late August. That way it will make fruiting spurs.

I have hardly ever pruned my worcester tree, and it is laden every year.

I see wild seedling apples at the side of the road that are laden every year and they never get pruned. Maybe we try too hard with pruning, and certainly worry about it too much.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:47

If the roses are outside, you could try hanging a fat ball over the plant on a string. The blue tits will come for the fat ball,and while they are waiting their turn, they will eat your greenfly as well.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:45

Very quick. Aphids breed faster than rabbits.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:41

Aphids (greenfly) often carry viruses which will weaken the plant. They suck the sap of the plant to live, and can produce live young asexually,(without a male) at a rate of knots.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:39

A systemic insecticide such as Provado ultimate bug killer, will keep them off for about six weeks.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:37

They are greenfly. Pinch them off between finger and thumb, or spray with an insecticide,

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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