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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Should I cut down peony plants

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:37

Tree peony or herbaceous? Herbaceous I let die naturally and then cut off the dead brown stalks in Feb when I have a tidy up.

Plant identification

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:35

I was thinking they look like weedy spanish bluebells.

Bug id please.

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:28

Go into your settings (from your name at top right of screen)  no 2 upload a photo for your avatar.

Butterfly Decline

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:26

Snap. At the moment all I've got are whites homing in on the brassicas.

The Bully and the Policeman

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 12:17


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 12:14

I'm glad the foodbank is accepting fresh veg. There must be lots of people who would contribute excess fruit and veg to the food bank, but when I read up on it, it said cans and dried goods only.

Bug id please.

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 08:20

This year I have seen more  "new to my garden" insects than ever before....... But the bats are missing this year,  the foxes are shy this year, but the hedgehogs are back. We have solitary bees in the lawn, beeflies predating on them, tree bees in the bird boxes, bumble bees in the veg plot, rat tailed maggots(dronefly)in the comfrey feed. The ladybirds ate all the red and black aphids.

 The squirrels are eating acorns and leaving the sweetcorn alone.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 08:11

I left my ex once to water the greenhouse for a week while I was away. I put all potted plants next to greenhouse, so he wouldn't miss them. Every day he walked past them, watching them dry up, turn brown and die. "you only told me to water the greenhouse" was his excuse. Did I mention he is now my EX husband?

Get it off your chest

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 07:51

Diddy I have the north fence covered with a  Jasmine and a clematis montana. They flower later than if they were in Sun, but now cover a Hawthorn tree they climbed up into.

Old damson trees

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 00:14

If they are old trees, they are unlikely to be on a dwarfing rootstock. If you cut them back a lot, they probably wont fruit. I'd leave them alone if you can crop them where they are. Just cut out any damaged or dead wood, about now.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 14:54

The glory of Daffodils

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 01:32

Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 20:27


intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 18:33

unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 22:01

solitary bees

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Last Post: 09/06/2013 at 19:07
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