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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Kindle e readers

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:16

I have a kindle fire hd. Very good, easy to enlarge print etc, and good for downloads. very easy to download free books from amazon. Brilliant for holidays for lots of books to read. For typing I prefer a macbook laptop.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 10:24

My pension age has gone up to 67.

Instead of retiring in two years time, and doing part time work to top up my pension, I can get my small private pension at 60, but have to live off savings until I am 67.

Lemon tree

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 21:00

To get blossom, prune any lanky growths back to four inches or so. If you have flowers, pollinate using a small paintbrush, pretending to be a bee.

 A dose of citrus feed in the spring may be useful.


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:50

I've still got plum and apple mincemeat from Staceys recipe last year. It had loads of brandy in, stored ok. It makes a good bread and butter pudding with brioche from Lidl, very festive. I think there's another eight jars in the cupboard.

Was it Jamie Oliver who had a recipe for mincemeat vodka?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:42

I have a quick look but not posting much.  I seem to be running around like a headless chicken, juggling some work,with lots of motorway, hospital , and making sure mums all right. Tonight I left my mobile at work,so tomorrow i have to do shopping, pick up mobile, go to mums, stock up her freezer, go to hospital, etc etc. As each visit means I strip completely and have all clean clothes,(trying to reduce infection risk after last weeks palava) and no time to sort washing, the dirty washing mountain is building up.  Dad pulled out a drip today, and wont wear the oxygen mask,so a nasal cannula is being used for oxygen.  He wants to come home,the hospital says when he drinks and eats, and still he wont.Although he is getting weaker by the day. He will be lucky to see his 85th Birthday next week, although I think that is his final goal.

Nothing happening in the garden,I still have two ton of oak leaves to rake up. Four weeks since I got back from holiday. It seems like a lifetime ago.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 22:16

Thinking of you, Stacey.  Get well soon.

my deleting ?

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:12

I found the wrong things deleted so I leave them now.


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:10

Good Morning Dove. More coffee?

runner beans hestia

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:08

Runner bean,  Hestia are a dwarf variety. Too close to the ground for me. The slugs get low down beans, I dont grow dwarf french for the same reason. I use a tent shape frame of bamboo poles and have the runners and french beans up high.


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:03

Gardengirl , I have replied to your PM.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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