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Latest posts by fidgetbones

ID for a plant???

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:23

Leycesteria  formosa, aka himalayan honeysuckle

it looks like the birds bought you a present.

What is this??

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 20:21

Looks like an aquilegia black or ruby  barlow type.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 20:17

Perennial rudbeckias left in the ground overwinter have been decimated by slugs. I dug the remains up, potted and moved into TLC area.

 Cherry brandy and cherokee sunset I treat like annual bedding. Space at least a foot apart.

I spent today moving staging out of greenhouse, staking tomatoes which had got to the floppy  stage, and found four roscoeas coming up in a pot. Then I found the roscoea seeds i sowed last year have started to germinate. Little broad leaves all over the tray.

I've also killed a lot of big fat black slugs and stamped on a lot of snails.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:19

Happy Birthday, punkdog


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:19

It seems to have brightened up. Mrs Mallard hasn't been for breakfast. I dont know what shes doing up in Scotland.

I stocked up on dog food at the supermarket. Right load of cheeky fox  cubs this year, I'm expecting them to start knocking on the back door for dinner.

 I've been doing sudoko in front of the fire. I suppose I should turn it off and go and  do something, like water the plants in the greenhouse. I think some of the later flowering stuff like rudbeckias will have to go in larger pots, to slot in when the oriental poppies get cut down.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:32

I'm going to watch it on catch up later.

wilting geranium help

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:30

Can we see a new picture of it flowering?

Sweet Williams

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:18

Sweet williams are biennial ,grown from seed one year and flowering the following spring. 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:40

I'm planting out my Salvia patens,grown from seed last year and overwintered, then grown on in large pots. They should be in flower soon. I have four dahlias in large buckets to go in a piece of weed infested clay. Nothing permanent is going there until I've improved the soil a lot and got rid if the bindweed. Oh well, coffee over, back to the soil....


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:05

I put each plug in a 3 inch pot, then overwintered in an unheated growhouse. I took them out in March. They should be fine in a cold frame or sheltered place outside.

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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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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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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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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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