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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Anyone good with onions?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:43

I have a couple of leeks that are going to flower. The bees love them. They are in the middle of the broad bean patch, but  so what.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:26

I almost want to stroke it.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:01

Sorry, the dahlia above is a cosmos

Fruit from pips

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:08

There are lots of apples growing in hedgerow or at the side of busy roads, where apple cores have been thrown. They will not be identical to the parent apple. They may take many  years to flower and fruit.  Oranges need heat to survive the winter. Apples are grafted on to rootstocks to control the size of the tree.

Small clear resin-like drop on plum fruits

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:56

Aphids pierce the fruit and it exudes a resin.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:26

I've bought three plants of lingholm variety. Fingers crossed for next year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:59

Bit of drizzle here but it's stopped now.

My next door neighbour in the big house that own the wood was walking past last night. He is colour blind and can only see blue. He is 95, he had a cataract operation recently and he says that now he has better colour vision than when he was young.

 I gave him a couple of spare Salvia patens. Now he just has to get them past his wife.

There are very few true blues in the garden. He sees cichorium as a pale blue though I see it as purply blue. I think most blues have some purple in. My blue poppy this year was violet

scilla peruviana

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:32

Split the bulbs up and plant in the garden in fertile soil in a sunny position.  I think it's starved of nutrients.

Wildflower meadow not growing!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:23

Is it an annual wildflower mix?

Did you buy the seed or save it from previous years?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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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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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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