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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Weed/plant identification and removal advice

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:44

Looking like wild cherry suckers


Another ??

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:38



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:45

Photos from a couple of weeks ago.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:44


growing mecanopsis

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:38

The last blue ones I had turned out purple. They cross pollinate easily.

The ones I have now are Lingholm hybrids. I'm hoping for blue flowers this year.

Have a look here for cultivation notes. I can usually germinate fresh seed, but I lose a lot due to damping off.


How life changes

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:23

I just had someone knock at the door canvassing for the election. I was in my dressing gown. I wanted to say I was getting ready to go out, but actually I had just got out of the bath after a days gardening.


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:19

How long do Mallards live? OH reckons its the same pair that have been coming for four years now.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:16

OH mowed lawn. I filled compost bins.Then I sieved leaf mould to pot on hellebores.

Also I potted on the delphiniums I was sent by mistake, They havn't asked for them back so I will see what they do. They don't look as good as my seedlings from last year, which I have potted on.

I think I got a bit sunburnt too. I seem a bit glowy.


Plant ID please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:13

Deutzia ?Did it have white flowers last year?


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:11

I'm not sure that the lasagne pots worked, but the smell from something in there is divine.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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