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Latest posts by fidgetbones

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:08


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:04

More like sat in a real shed, eating real cake.


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:03

The best potatoes for roasties are edzell blue. don't let them near water. just roll around in a bit of fat or oil and  putin a hot oven.

Beginners help with seeds

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:22

They need to be kept damp. the glass should keep them like that until they germinate.

I would plant cucumbers and peppers in a propagator in a greenhouse in March.  The trouble with growing on windowsills in the house is that  the seedlings get leggy from lack of light and too much heat.

Beginners help with seeds

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:55

Have you got a greenhouse for the peppers/cucumbers to go into? I think you are a bit early. The plants are going to be lanky due to lack of light before you can plant them outside  at the end of May. Basil needs heat and sunshine. Peas can go outside from March. Onion pants will need a lot of light and be Ok in a coldframe but not in a house.

Beginners help with seeds

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:49

generally, the glass will maintain a humid atmosphere and the seeds should not dry out until they start growing.Then increase ventilation and decrease humidity or they may damp off. What veg seeds are you growing this way? most veg seeds go straight in the ground from March.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:20

Lovely hellebore. Does it have a name?

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:15

I thought the pear of  socks was better


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:12

Stay in, stay warm, stay safe, Verdun.


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:05

Not much hope for the harbour wall at Lamorna I presume. When I started diving, I did my first qualified dive in lamorna cove. We used to get the boat from there to various sites. The end of the harbour wall had a big hole only visible at low slack. The dive school offered to help pack it with sacks of cement if the owners would buy  the materials. They weren't interested. five years on, huge cracks appeared part way along the jutting out bit. Last pictures I saw there was a massive gap in the wall. the new owners weren't interested, as the wall brought in no income.(unlike the cafe, houses and car park)

Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

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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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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