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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Refurbishing Garden furniture

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:02

My dad is very fond of using a wire brush to remove flaking stuff, then a coat of hammerite. It seems to work.

Red Kites

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:44

No red kites here, just the buzzards looking for road kill.

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:36

Black Forest courgettes  are still producing. They have done well against others I have in the same bed.

Moonlight runner beans  have smooth pods and have cropped well.

Swift sweetcorn cropped well both this year and last year.

Kifli potatoes are a waxy potato that produced a nice size for salad, with a new potato taste.

In regards to my perennial Hibiscus

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:51




Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:42

If its a hard winter I might need a recipe for fat squirrel stew.

I'd fatten a pig for christmas but I think the neighbours might complain. Before the new houses were built, there used to be a farm (now a housing estate), at the top of my garden. the pig stys were under the oak tree. I bet they were  happy pigs.

whats happened to neighbour cutting my hedge thread???

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:47

Tea stated quite categorically that the offer of staking out the park/dilbert was not wanted and that she was dealing with it. I did suggest that she go to the papers as she was getting nowhere with the police. That was at lunchtime.

In regards to my perennial Hibiscus

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:44

Is it in a pot so that you can keep it warm?

whats happened to neighbour cutting my hedge thread???

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:39

It was there at lunchtime.  perhaps we ought to notify Daniel.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:38

Is your compost bin on soil or on a hard standing? The brandlings invade my compost as soon as it has heated up and then sunk for the first time. It is standing on soil. They are not the same as the earthworms in the rest of the garden. The brandlings don't like a lot of citrus peel but are ok if it is mixed up with plenty of other stuff.

 If it is already on soil base, then all I can suggest is a starter of brandlings from either someone elses compost heap, or you can buy them online.


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:21

I rarely see a hazelnut. There might be one or two hiding on the corkscrew hazelnut.

No walnuts around here. They make up for it by eating the apricots before they are ready.

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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