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Latest posts by fidgetbones

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.

Mod Pods

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 22:42

advertising reported.

Layering Wisteria

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:28

I have a grafted Wisteria macrobotrys on the garage wall, (see camera thread) and I layered a shoot off it, moved  the layer to the pergola, and it flowered two years later.

 I think the ten year thing is for seedlings. if yours is a proven flowerer, go for it.  Given the price of good sized wisterias, its got to be worth a go.


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 19:15

Keep safe, Verdun. Maybe Spike will manage with a quick trip around the garden.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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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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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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

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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