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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Slugs in kitchen

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:08

Put a few saucers or ramekins of beer down. They cant resist it and drown.

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 11:57

I do that with all my beans and sweet corn. The greenhouse has mousetraps in place.

CABBAGE WHITES

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:27

Enviromesh has tiny holes in to let water and light in but not butterflies. You can get it online or from most garden centres.

http://www.enviromesh.co.uk/

 

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:24

You could line your compost bin with sheets of expanded polystyrene. That would keep the heat in better. I use a an old compost bag on top of my heap. Some use pieces of old carpet. Anything that keeps the heat in will help it to decompose faster.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:12

Well, I hope it doesn't bounce in my direction.

I love Bishops children as well. I have two dozen potted up and growing nicely, plus 6 for Mrs G.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:41

Good morning everyone.

 Blue skies and sunshine here.

Time for coffee.

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:05

Mice or voles, they will eat the seed and leave the growing tip.

Asiatic Lilies

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:35

That sounds good. I have some outside in pots, (nottingham outskirts) and they are showing through.  They were planted last year or year before. I top dress with well rotted farm yard manure as they like being fed. If the compost is too wet, raise the pot off the floor on bricks to let it drain better.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:14

Its not been my mums or mine either. Mums tomatoes are ready to go at least two weeks earlier than usual, with the date of sowing the same.

My seedlings in the greenhouse are romping away. February sown sweet peas are catching up with October sown.

My electric fan heater bill will be way down on last year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:11

Kef, have you read Never go back by Lee Child. Tesco had it on at £3. Its the latest one.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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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squash crown prince

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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: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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