Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 23:40

I liked the rhinoceros beetle we saw in north Queensland. About 2inches long. Unfortunately I think some pesticide had got it, it wasn't very lively and out in full sunshine instead of at night. Sorry I don't have a pic but Google it. 

Plant ID

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 23:26

I think no 1is Felicia amelloides.. the blue daisy.


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:10

Maybe it came to the East Midlands from Durham with the miners that moved here in the 60's


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:09

Around here, if you always feel the cold , you are "Nesh"


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:49

I would like to see some of the lifeboat people honoured for risking their lives, rather than Sam Cam's stylist.

My flowers ..

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:40

Aym, have a look at the rose "Harry Wheatcroft" He was a flamboyant Nottingham Rose grower.


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:29

The first X catalogue arrived today with the RHS magazine.

I haven't seen summer yet!!!

Eradicating Horseradish

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:15

If you only paint the leaves with a glyphosate gel, that should work. It is safe in a veggie patch, it decomposes when it hits the soil. It is not persistent in the soil and will not affect future crops. Otherwise, dig it up once a year, use the root, and hey presto next year you have another one.

Green / Brown mix

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 10:30

Have a look on gumtree for shredders. You may pick up one cheap, or now its end of season, the sheds(A & Z et al ) will be reducing them

 Getting the bits small is essential. You can use a rotary mower, but a shredder does a better job. I use builders bags for the first heat up. Put all your shredding in and mix in all the grass clippings. That heats up, and may go a bit dry. Then mix in the next lot of grass clippings. It often heats up again at this point. I then shovel it all into a bin to mature. If its a bit dry, turn the hosepipe on it.  Let the worms play around in it for a month or three.

If its still a bit chunky, use it as mulch. Worms take down the fine stuff in to the soil, leaving chunks on the surface as mulch.

Vertical gardens

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:00

However, if he is advertising, he gets nil points, as I still haven't a clue what he's on about.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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Do you remember?

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 04/08/2016 at 05:32

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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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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