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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Storing Seeds Over Winter

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:28

I use some old tablet pots, but only those with dessicants in. In a plastic pot, unless there is something to absorb moisture, seeds will go mouldy.

Growing medium

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:24

for the west country you could try here


Growing medium

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:21

I get mine from here. Depending on how much you want, they will deliver by the pallet load.


Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:19

 Lest we forget.......

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 13:26

Maybe you should check with the planners if that height was passed as OK. Maybe they got it passed at usual height and then went ahead and altered it?

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 00:16

Are they damping off with high humidity?if so a fungicidal spray may help.

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 23:39

Very beautiful tree, found in Hawaii, not Australia. Is Hawaii very humid?

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 23:30

In Australia, I have seen eucalyptus germinating in very sandy free draining soil, low nutrient levels, and low humidity. 


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 18:51

I can't help thinking how awful it is for the train driver. One of the boys in my sisters class had a motorbike. He took the bend out of the estate too wide and ran into the front of the once an hour bus. He was hospitalised for three months and then went home to recuperate. His bike wasn't really damaged until his father took a sledgehammer to it. The bus driver didn't work for six months (my father knew him), and wouldn't do that run afterwards. The boy didn't die, but the bus driver had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It must be much harder for a train driver when someone dies in front of them.

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 07:17

Paula. Look for a pigeon fancier putting down antifreeze mixed with milk. My brother lost two cats this way. It's a horrible way to die.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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bluebells at Felley priory.

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