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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 12:32

My OH thinks that watering cans should have a little ladder on the inside, so when a mouse drops in, it can climb out and not drown. We've had two drown so far this year. They tend to clog up the spout.

Easy to grow tree

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:42

Magnolias are a good idea. Very low maintenance. I planted mine 20 years ago, and have barely touched it except to remove some lower branches to let light on the bulbs planted beneath it.

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:39

Ideal weather for a bit of tickling.

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:38

Yes please,Dove. Any toast to go with it? I've got a nice jar of my home made blackcurant jam.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:34

 I had just dozed off again when my brother rang. He is on the way with the part (expansion tank) for next doors boiler. £200 for a spare part or £1000 for a new boiler... no contest really. While he's here, he can service mine as well.  Only trouble is , that at 6ft 5in, he needs feeding all the time. He was the biggest. My grandad was big around 6ft (born 1900). My mum had sisters at 5 ft 10., I have a sister at 5ft 10, and her eldest is 6ft 7 and still growing.....  me, I'm the runt of the litter, only 5ft 6.

 Still, nearer to the ground and all that..

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:25

Yes, now I've woken up properly, I think L purpusii or something similar too. Sorry, my head nor very with it at  6am this morning.

Growing in cracks

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:14

The most beauiful cracks in paving i saw were at Great Dixter. Christopher LLoyd had dierama (angels fishing rods) self seeded into the cracks. We went just as they were in full flow, and they looked gorgeous. Other than that, and a lot more practical, I'd go with scented thymes.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 09:57

Mods on the job this morning.

Wum and kitchen lot gone

Disturbed night last night. OH gone to Bath for three days,   he went at 5 ,

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 06:12

Nice picture of the bee

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 06:11

Chimonanthus praecox or wintersweet.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 20:27

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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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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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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