Latest posts by fidgetbones

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 10:38

I went down the route of, I'm not buying anything for,anyone over 18. Please spend the money you would have spent on me, on yourself. I only buy for children now. It cuts out a load of stress and upset.

I have only got to train the new in laws now. Plastic eco recycled flimsy bird feeders last about ten seconds with the squirrels in my garden. My birds are as fussy as me. They wont eat cheap bird food full of wheat. Leaving the price tags on  means I know that they have totally wasted over twenty quid, and it would have bought one good metal yankee droll seed feeder.



Posted: 26/12/2015 at 10:29

Ding ding. Round three. The big family gathering takes place today. The trifle is ready, just needs a cherry on top.

I am ignoring the sales. The only thing hubby wants is a new ipad, keyboard and pen , and they wont be reduced anyway.

Best wishes to all those suffering in the North. Will someone please turn the tap off now.

I hope mr and mrs punkdoc have a brighter new year and a holiday in the sunshine helps.

My friends lad lost 14kg in the last five weeks in Australia. Tests here indicate he has had glandular fever, not dengue fever. Thats what you get from kissing swedish girls on Bondi beach. He is practically being force fed at the moment by his loving mum.

I hope anyone unwell feels better soon. Have a good day folks.

Bushing oak trees...

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 10:16

In general, cutting off the growing point reduces apical dominance and shoots lower down, growing from a node take over. If you do this to a eucalyptus, it will throw up many new stems from dormant buds which were previously suppressed by apical dominance.  However, with an oak, it seems determined to make a single trunked tree. I have one growing in an awkward spot by the pond, planted for me by the helpful squirrels. I cant get at it to dig it out, so I regularly chop it down. It only sends up one stem again. I think that oaks are determined to be a tree and not a bush.


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 23:18

Did I Miss your wedding Edd??

Happy Christmas everyone.



Posted: 24/12/2015 at 10:26

Happy Christmas everyone. I just have to do a run to mums so she can make mince pies, and is happy that the stuff in my fridge is now in her fridge. I have done the bottom layer of the trifle. I had to make my own trifle sponges yesterday. I couldnt find any that werent full of weird ingredients that belonged in the chemistry lab.

Well done fairygirl, a brilliant poem.

My friends lad has just been collected from Manchester airport, he has been travelling in indonesia and Aus, and seems to be suffering from some sort of infection, possibly dengue fever. He's now home safe and sound, and no doubt will get lots of fussing.

Everyone have a lovely xmas, remember, do it your way, if that means a bottle of sherry and a tin of roses, fine.

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 10:08

Brilliant fairy. May all your wishes come true.


"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 06:38

I believe it stops the cat knocking them over. 


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 06:09

Good morning everyone.  

The absolut reminds me, I have had blackcurrants soaking in vodka since July. They should be about ready for straining off. 

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 06:03

That would be pretty exotic looking. I know what you mean about moving. The owner of the wood next door where all my wildlife lives, is 96. When he dies, it is designated as building land,and most of the trees will be cleared. At that point, I will lose all my privacy, and am going to move. I am already startjng to think about propagating certain plants in readiness for moving.

I was attacked by a slug....

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 22:42

A biological enzyme washing powder might do it.


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