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Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:55

Friday night, a glass of wine, a lottery ticket and dreams.......


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 13:40

I'm in the same predicament, Mrs Garden.  It seems that young foreign workers, being cheap,triumphs over qualified here with 30 years experience (and more expensive).

 I could work 5 days to get what I used to earn in 4, but I choose to work where my experience is appreciated, and I live on less. With no dependants and the mortgage paid off, I can do this, but the pension pot isn't getting topped up. I can always throw myself on the state I suppose, seeing as they won't let me officially retire until I drop.

 On the positive side, I took down the sweet peas this mornng, only to find that some pods have split and the seed germinated inside it.  I don't normally plant sweet peas in the autumn, but as these would otherwise go to waste, I will risk them.  The  rest will go in at the usual time in February.Will I get flowers earlier than usual? Well next summer we will have the answer.

 I'm watching a recording of Hugh ferny watsits new programme on using fruit. Another book to go on the Xmas list I expect. Have a good afternoon folks. Dont forget to batten down the hatches, and put bricks on plastic greenhouse to hold them down.

Talkback: Fruit and vegetables - storing apples

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 12:03

If its cardboard I wouldn't, I would just put a layer of paper on top

If its plastic I would wrap The important thing is to keep them separate so if one goes rotten, it does not spread to the rest.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 23:14

I wondered how long before you crawled out of the woodwork. Go away Marty mower.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:02

Hi, corny and welcome.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 21:01

Almost as bright as your snail, David k.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 21:00

Sea slugs. aka Nudibranches, due to gills being naked and waving around in the water instead of  being internal. They do a similar job to land slugs, clearing up detritus, and grazing on soft algae. They are hermaphrodite, so he/she.



Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:43

I think after that, we could do with a laugh.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:40

If Land slugs were this pretty , i wouldn't mind them as much.


Winter Pond Maintenance

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:29

Pumping water around while it is freezing, will result in the pump siezing and breaking.

 Cold water holds more dissolved oxygen than warm water, and the fish only respire slowly in colder temperatures.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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