Latest posts by fidgetbones

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 03:53

Your knitted trousers made me laugh, Pat. Are they doll size or person size?

Anyone else use freecycle/trash nothing?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:08

I've not used freecycle, but a lot of mother in laws furniture went that way. When I got married the first time, the only new thing we had was a bed. everything else came via family. It seemed to be a good excuse for someone to have a  new fridge,  remodel the living room, get a new dining suite etc. As I got on my feet and had new,  the still functioning stuff went to another member of the family. (big family, my mum was one of seven and I have 18 cousins.) Its odd going to a relatives, and seeing the table that was donated to me as a student in Manchester, came home in the back of a morris minor, went to my first house, then to my sisters,  and then to a cousin.


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 13:13

Use the  camera icon on the right hand side of the tool bar .

Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 12:17

They need one pot each, preferably taller than wide as they like a deep root run. I would use pots 10cm wide and 20cm deep. Use a free draining compost, or add grit to MPC. Grow on in a shaded area for the summer.Plant late autumn in final position.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 23:42

Hubby now wants me to put them all back on eBay as they are filling a shelf in the garage.

 Copper is very in at the moment you know....

Veg pollination

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 23:34

Strawberries need bees. Tomatoes you can self pollinate by just tapping the plants, although I find even that unnecessary.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:49

Yep, thats what all the polishing was for. I have some brass ones as well, part of a job lot. Interesting how they varied, some had different handles, even though they are all J S & S Sankey reptile pattern, Circa 1920 - 1930 They vary from a  1 pint to 8 pints.

Plum tree problems

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:25

Silverleaf makes the leaves look like they have a silvery sheen. I lost a tree to it.   Silverleaf  is most likely if you prune at the wrong time. Plums should always be pruned in  July.


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:19

We have hedges and grass (his domain).

The rest he calls Plants (my domain)

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:11

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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what has been your plant of the year? 
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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

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