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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Rotting Onions

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 19:55

Bedfordshire champion are good keepers, but to keep well in the winter, they need to have been ripened off properly before storage.


Posted: 07/12/2013 at 19:53

Kelsae or  Robinsons Mammoth are the ones to grow if you want big onions. exhibitors will have already sown, the shortest day is the traditional time, but I sow early February (in a frost free greenhouse) and got big onions. You can prepare the onion bed over the winter. Big onions like a lot of food, and no competition from weeds.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 14:57

Keyser, do you get any other interesting animals in the way of your ROV, or just pipe lines? How deep was the octopus?

Best organic fertiliser

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 23:11

Non organic fertilisers just supply NPK.  growmore, sulphate of potash and  ammonium sulphate come into this bracket.

Organic fertilisers supply micronutrients such as selenium, and copper which are only needed in tiny amounts. Its a bit like us living on a diet of boiled rice and fried fish. we would still get adequate protein, fat and carbohydrate but we would be missing all the vitamins and minerals needed in small quantities. Feeding plants on quick fix  inorganics leads to poorer quality veg in my opinion. Also, adding humus back into the soil with compost or manure, stabilises the soil, enhances its water holding properties, and stops sandy soils blowing away in a gale.

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 23:02

I put chicken wire over the top of the builders bags to stop the leaves blowing about.  The almost done leaves from last year have a board over to stop them blowing about now.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 20:52

Whatever you do, dont try and shred phormium leaves. They just wrap around the blades and clog it up.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 20:46

Seeing as its so warm in Verdunland, i'll have a Strawberry margarita.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 20:34

Shhh, everyone quiet as we go past Verduns window. Spike might bark or lick us to death.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 17:11

What you need clarington, is a nice cream doughnut with your afternoon coffee.

 Cream cake Friday. If you're at work at this time on a Friday, you deserve it.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 15:14

OK  Friday night boozeup at Verduns  Log Cabin.  I've found a bottle of Damson Gin labelled 2003.  Also I've got a bottle of Tequila I bought in Mexico in 1984, that probably needs drinking up. (the sort without the agave worm in)

Beef curry and rice. (No beans, I think we've had quite enough wind for this week.)

  Also I seem to have a lot of chocolates. Gremlins at the suppliers I think, I've had to put them on hold.

 And I've got a nice marrow bone for Spike.

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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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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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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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