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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Nest Box Camera

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:58

We fitted a black and white cctv camera(less than £10) in a box a few years back. The blue tits reared a brood and we watched it on the telly. I thought it was interesting. I think it would be very good if you had kids.

I'm thinking of a trailcam to see what we get in the dark.

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:55

I like the best veg, then 3 flower stalks bit, but then the flower arranging bit and cooking get ridiculous. If I make jam it has to cool before tasting. Chutney or pickles have to be stored for a while.  Who waters and opens the greenhouses during the week?


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:49

In our local town, even the charity shops are shutting down.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:33

Presumably you have seen it flower. Google B. Globosa, davidii, and alternifolia to see if you can match it.

Taking a cutting from a wisteria?

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:30

Try layering a long whippy shoot. Peg it down and leave for a year to root. Then transplant to where you want it.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:31

I am assuming these are Buddleja davidii type. Some of the other species such as alternifolia do not have such severe pruning. Do you have a photo of it in flower?


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:16

Gypsophilia is a herbaceous perennial, not a bulb. Presumably you have a dry root.

White roots go down,green shoots grow up, plant in a pot of

 Compost to get it started before you plant in the final position.


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:42

Where do you get your clematis from, Wintersong?. I had some cheap ones(old varieties ) from Morrisons last year£2 apiece, but I have been tempted by some of Raymond Evisons new varieties. There is a garden centre near here that has some display pyramids in big pots of his, but they had sold out of the varieties I fancied most.

Blue sky and breezy here. Bed stripped and sheets being washed. I'm thinking of getting some broad beans in, starting them off in pots in next doors conservatory, which is mouse free, unlike my greenhouse.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 15:57

It's too cold to do much.  Perusing plant porn, I came across a pomegranate tree that apparently is hardy to -- 20 C.  Has anyone down south managed to ripen one in this country?.I doubt I would have much chance up here, some years we struggle to get the grapes ripe.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 15:47

I dont know if these would be any use to Clarington or anyone else. Amongst my Dads posessions,we have found two destination rolls that go in the front of old buses for  advising customers where its going.  These are at least 20 years old and have Trent bus co destinations.... Nottingham, Mansfield etc.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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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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squash crown prince

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