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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Twisted Yellow Thing

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 08:35

Oooh, that's a bit arty, dove. Turner prize coming up.

Bulb storage.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 21:31

Try asking at the pharmacy for flowers of sulphur (precipitated sulphur)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:08

You've got super pumpkins too.   OH very impressed.  He thinks we should grow some next year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 19:48

Ooh er Stacey......It wasn't me, honest.

(Can tea borrow a taser to deal with dilbert.)

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:42

I think with onion seeds, the earlier the better. Succession sowing works for salad onions, but not if you want big bulbs for storing.

Seed swap

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:35

Ooh yes please.i've got a gap that would just suit that.

 I collected some eccremocarpus  scaber seeds (red flowers) today. Although  not hardy, it makes 6ft in a season and you can lift the rootstock and overwinter frost free or grow fresh from seed each year. I've got it running through next doors dead conifer hedge.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:30

Dinner cooking- still a few french beans, may this weather keep going for a couple of weeks, there are still flowers on.

Buddleja out, 2 bags compost added, hellebores, and pulmonarias  and foxgloves planted, daffs, snowflakes and snowdrops split up and moved,  cyclamen planted.

It doesn't look like you've done much, says OH. .... but wait until Spring.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 23:07

Verdun bought plants and had a good crop.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 23:06

Onion seed is traditionally sown on boxing day, but I find its ok at beginning of Feb. My greenhouse has heater but only on a frost stat.onions don't need much heat, but you might struggle with only a cold frame. I moved them into a polytunnel with no heating once they were past the bent leaf stage.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 20:18

I layered a pot today. Tulips, tete a tete daffs and anemone blanda. Don't know if it will work or not.

 I also did pots with just one thing in. I can always swap them around then.

 If tomorrow is good, I will dig out a buddlei in the wrong place to make room for hellebores.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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