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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:45

Tootles, it sounds like its too dry. If you tip it out, wet it, (or get the men to "water" it, tip it back in, it should help it break down faster.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:41

OOh I like Mrs Ranicar, Does it set seed , Dove?

What to do with left over turfs of grass?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:38

If you put them upside down in the compost bin, they will be fine. If you do find somewhere to stack them, turn them upside down and cover with black plastix to exclude light. They make lovely soil to use in potting mixes.

Chilling with the Chives

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 23:03

looks like an advert to me.

Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:57

Its probably too young to flower. if its in a sunny position, it will flower sooner than in shade, although it will tolerate some shade.

Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 21:11

The leaves are off as it is a deciduous shrub.  Mine has been flowering on the bare stems since December.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:21

What is the pink one called , Panda?

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:07

David, my brother puts boilers in all the time-- he gets them from B&Q on a trade account.

What can I start sowing now in an unheated greenhouse

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:37

Onion seeds, sweet pea seeds, broad bean seeds.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:34

I have a spare christmas cake. OH is now  on a diet after his MOT at the doctors. Two stone to lose, needs to get his cholesterol down, he can't tolerate statins.

 Its blue skies here. Last night at 11pm an owl was hooting away in the wood. Lots of rustling in the undergrowth, maybe the hedgehogs havn't hibernated. Its been very mild here. The garden is very squelchy, but I need to top dress some things with FYM.

I love your poem , Bill. Its very true. The only bit of those vestas I liked was the crispy noodles. The first time I was served spag bol, I didn't know what it was. Spaghetti in our house was either hoops or long, covered in tomato and cheese sauce, and came in a tin, courtesy of Heinz. We usually had it on toast instead of beans.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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


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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44
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