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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:39

Peter, if you have facebook, make a complaint on their facebook page. It seems to get faster action. They don't like the bad publicity, although they get a lot on here. I think there is even a thread on Thompson and Morgan bad service.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:29

I would sooner have a bunch of flowers from the garden anyday, rather than some that have flown halfway round the world in refrigeration, and then droop the next day. I have a lot of vases of different sizes, so can accommodate differing sizes. I have got a lot of them from charity shops and ebay. Cut glass posy vases from £1.50, often never used, just been in display cabinets.

Flowers from the garden will start with a few snowdrops in a posy vase, through hellebores, daffs, tulips, followed by large alliums. Summer is roses,sweet peas,cow parsley, then on to dahlias, gladioli and crysanths.  For winter, foliage plus dried seed heads like opium poppies, alliums and eryngium are nice.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 23:36

You are doing well , Gardengirl. I pullled out all of the cosmos about two weeks ago.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 23:34

I think I made too much mincemeat two years ago. I still have a load left. Should be ok, its about 40 proof. I slipped with the brandy. oops.

To late to plant crocus bulbs?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 23:32

Do it as soon as poss. if the soil is frozen, plant in pots of compost and plant the whole potful in the spring. protect from squirrels and other rodents that think crocus are a nice canape.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:56

I went and switched the greenhouse heater on at 6pm. It was already down to 2.5 C.



Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:38

Good evening g, Panda.

How is the new job going?

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:33

It was at Trebah by the ponds. Obviously lots to eat down there.

cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 19:06

Hellebore flowers floating in water. I pick them with about an inch of stem and then they last abouta week to ten days in water.


Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 18:38

Thank you , Snow. The allium stem broke under the weight  last night, so it has a thin bamboo cane pushed up the middle. There may be a a new pose.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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