Latest posts by fidgetbones

Squirrel Sabotage of my Wildflower meadow

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 23:53

Squirrel buster plus is excellent. I just bought a new one after a ten year onslaught.  One of them learnt how to unscrew the top. We had to make a  modification fastening the top down.

We have odd crocus coming up in the lawn. We never planted any. A neighbour planted a 1000 and he didnt get one. The squirrels either ate them or relocated them.

Lowering area with clay soil

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:21

Please, if you have a trampoline in the garden, either sink it so the bed is at ground level, or net it. My friend is a radiographer. She gets to x ray an awful lot of kids who have come off trampolines.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:09

Naaa, lets get it up to 60,000 , then lock it.

What do you call a magic dog?

A  Labracadabrador.  Or spike.

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:01

The slugs are about. Last years delphiniums were sending up good thick shoots. The slugs got em. I've poured crushed eggshells around each one and cleared away leaves. I hope the birds will get on the job soon.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:56

Is this thread getting to 60,000 posts before it is converted to part 2?



Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:54

I would like to have gone skiing when I was younger. sadly, I'm sure my knees wouldnt take it now. My brother takes his son skiing, apparently the little one is fearless. His dad has the usual family ailments and takes a load of Ibuprofen to keep up with him. I would sooner sit in a warm jacuzzi.

Its just after Dawn here. Its a bit breezy and some grey clouds but it looks like they will burn off as the sun gets up.

I seem to be the only person up, apart from the pool man who is busy cleaning.

Have a good day folks.


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 22:46

Currently in St Lucia. This is indeed my honeymoon.

Im not sure about the fourposter bed. Its so high I'll need steps to get into it, and absailing ropes to get out.



Posted: 06/02/2016 at 22:07

You lot have been chatty today. It must be raining.

We were collected by taxi at 4'30 am. At 5'30 ,, at 70 mph on the M1, we got a puncture. The car had to be unloaded, and hubby and taxi man changed the rear nearside for a space saver. That meant 50mph all the way to Gatwick.  So we made check in, just got breakfast, and  the flight was called.

Smooth flight, landed early, and soon checked in. Unpacked, I'm off to find dinner

Lots of colourful bougainvillea here.


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 18:10

Congratulations, wonky. I used to drive my dads transit. It focussed his mind on getting the morris minor fixed and ready for me. Only problem was I became the family taxi driver.


no sow by date in T&M seeds

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:52

If they are sealed in a foil packet, unopened seeds will last a long time. Most garden centres clear out old stock in September, then have new. I buy old stock chep and have had no problems.

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