Latest posts by fidgetbones

Guelder Rose

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 00:05

Findern garden centre in Derby is very good. (just off the A38 near to the toyota plant)

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 00:02

I read most of this thread . thinking if its grubs, I would have thought they would be all over the lawn. I agree with leadfarmer, a dog or other animal padding around the wet perimeter turning it to mud.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:46

 Wisteria  growing up the apricot tree, before the apricot died and we had to remove it and drastically prune the wisteria.

 I know its a weed, but the caterpillars are so pretty.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:41

 Taken through the living room window.(hence the funny reflections)

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:39


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:35

 I dont know whether this is a melanic two spot ladybird or a variant of the harlequin ladybird.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:25

Stacey, look after yourself.

Its time for bed Night night everyone.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:34

She grows bedding plants and tomato plants for sale in the spring. The tomatoes and cucumbers go in  buckets of new compost for later in the year. This is only part of the order, the firm rang up to see if she would take delivery on Monday as the van was lying idle.  The rest of the order is to come on a Friday, so my nephews can shift it over the weekend. My dad has been trying to get her to give up growing things, mainly because he doesn't want to do the compost humping, pot washing and filling that are his delegated jobs. (He is 84) The compost has been moved from the front of the garage, around the back, and into the top polytunnel. There are three polytunnels and a greenhouse.

Irrigation systems

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:10

I use leaky hose around the beans, burying most of it just below the surface and leaving the end connector sticking out to plug a hosepipe into. I have also used it around the potatoes, grown in lines. I have never used it around root veg apart from potatoes. I also have one permanently placed around the rows of raspberries.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 16:56

Verdun,  if you think thats a great offer, get it. Saturday is a new month. It may be that he has to fill his quota this month and is prepared to sell one car at a loss to get his target. Next month is a whole new ball game.

I have just helped OH to move 90  x 60L bags of compost at my mums. Once we had dismantled the dangerous ramp my dad had erected to make it easier. It was easier just to carry them up the steps. Snow stopped while we were doing it, but then started again. It has turned to rain, back here in South Notts, but in North Notts it is settling.

There was a voucher in the local paper for Hodsock priory snowdrop month, 2  admissions for price of one.I think I will wait a week or two, the snowdrops are only just coming out.

 I'm sat in front of a roaring fire now. I don't plan on venturing out again today.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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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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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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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