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Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 18/12/2013 at 13:26

Too much nutmeg on the egg custards causes hallucinations. Also too much in the mulled wine.


Posted: 18/12/2013 at 11:15

Its arrived. Huge pile of FYM. well rotted mix of horse and cow dung and shavings and straw. No smell, no steam, ready to go on the garden. Pile is 15ft wide and about 4 ft deep, so I told the farmer I'd ring him when I'm ready for the next lot. That should keep me busy for January.

I potted up the half price  snakes head fritillary bulbs, and I even remembered to label them.  OH has decided as he's now finished for Xmas, that its OK to eat the  xmas cake. I made two in September. The test one was eaten in October, he's starting the big one now. Its not iced or marzipanned because it just gets left.

Its very mild and calm here.  Have a good day  everyone.

Fruit and Veg Donation Help

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 20:15

the survey does not connect for me.

Plant identification

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 19:43

If you get cuttings to root, you could try some outside in sheltered positions. I don't mind risking cuttings when I know I still have the parent as back up. Agave americana variegata is supposedly hardy to minus 5, but every one I have left out has turned to mush by March.


Posted: 17/12/2013 at 17:29

His plane gets in at 10.15. so its going to be getting on for midnight before we're back. I suspect we'll have a frost tonight.


Posted: 17/12/2013 at 17:03

I'm glad you survived Kef

I've got a wheelbarrow for the FYM. We have gates at the top of the garden and a hard standing where the FYM will be tipped. I'm just going to sheet it over with a tarpaulin until I need it.

 Today I have decked the fireplace with boughs of (variegated) holly.

 I've got  to fetch OH back from Birmingham airport later. I was going to go shopping today but resorted to bread and satsumas from the local shop.  I don't think I can face  Planet Tesco yet.


Posted: 17/12/2013 at 09:51

Kef, meadowhell, week before Xmas?

Nooooooo, don't do it. It'll take until New year for you to relax again.

sting nettle feed

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 23:14

It should be a good spring tonic for your brassicas


Posted: 16/12/2013 at 23:13

It might need doves unicycle to shift it


Posted: 16/12/2013 at 23:11

A tractor trailer load.

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