Latest posts by fidgetbones

Sweet pea failure

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 20:22

Flumpy, they will be too warm,get them out of the house, maybe in  home made cold frame, a large polystyrene box with a sheet of polythene or glass over.

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:46

I have cut very large buddlejas to six inches. New growth then came from ground level. If you want to be sure, take a cutting off of new growth now. Its the wrong time of year if you read the textbooks, but it has worked for me in the past.

Cucumber confusion

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:43

You need an all female F1 variety such as Pepinex or Cucino. The seeds are expensive, around a pound each, but save a,lot of bother. Cucino are very prolific.


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:35

Happy Birthday, Lesley.

I must have missed our old member coming back.  I blame too many pina coladas.

I'm off shopping now. Microwaveable meals and a washing machine.

Have a good day folks.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 05:17

Am I missing something here? Mike Allen doesn't post anymore and all previous postings have been deleted.?

Is it the twilight zone or Friday night pop that is causing it.?

Good morning  anyone who is out there.


Always losing the labels

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:10

The last ones look like sweetcorn, but very premature if so


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 18:32

Well ,I now have a sink on a temporary fixture and a tap, the dishwasher is plumbed back in, and the clothes washer objected to being moved and died. Appliance shopping tomorrow. Ho hum.

Still only the microwave and kettle for cooking.

I guess the sheep on mull are evolving through necessity. Its pretty grim in winter. I was talking to one lady about using seaweed on the gardens. They have a very short growing season, she said that they get fed up of eating Lobster, they had their own pots.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 08:03

Its foggy here.

I started sweet peas soaking last night, and connected up all the root trainers. I'll fill them up with compost today and get them started. Six packets I bought at 50p a packet, last autumn, then I agreed to help out with flowers for a July wedding. She wants blue sweet peas, so I had to buy another three packets for a separate run. The ones I bought earlier were all peaches and reds.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:51

I always thought sheep were grass eaters until I went to the Isle of Mull on a marine biology trip. The sheep there eat seaweed on the beaches,  apparently supplemented by the odd seagull. They started with dead ones on the tide line, and now creep up on the live ones.

Found a stray frog

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:44

Frogs,can get in a bucket by jumping, they cant get out to feed. It will die of starvation. A  Two inch deep pot saucer of water is better.

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