London (change)
Today 22°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 22°C / 15°C


Latest posts by fidgetbones

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:53

Certainly someone with COPD caused by smoking is more vulnerable to other lung infections.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:43

Now all we need is Brumbull.

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:39

I have this horrible vision of gardeners in protective clothing, surgical gloves and masks for potting up a few geraniums.

I read that 4% of extracted peat is used for horticultural purposes. The Irish burn 95% in power stations. Me using a couple of sacks of peat a year is going to make no difference whatsover. Coir was considered a suitable substitute, but the cost of importing it (compost miles?) seemed to have stopped it being used. The recycled rubbish is just too much rubbish. I don't want to stand and sieve a sack of compost to remove plastic, bits of china, and the odd nail before using it.

 I'm going back to the peat based stuff.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:18

and welcome back

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:18

I hope you are feeling better punkdoc.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:11

I've never seen bites that produce bruising in oblong blocks.

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:04

Has my OH been complaining about the mess again?  He knows I cant tidy up while the sciatica is playing up. Its all I can do to sit and watch telly.

Living Walls

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:51

No busy lizzie, I didn't mean you. Greengardener12 appeared on this morning, and trawled up three old  threads, and posted his advert on all of them (for rainwater terrace)

Living Walls

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 12:29

Green gardener 12 is advertising. 3 posts all advertising same thing. Reported.


Posted: 01/10/2013 at 08:42

Its looking quite bright here, but I am still waiting for bird seed  . Grrrr

Discussions started by fidgetbones

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 108
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 257
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

Replies: 5    Views: 171
Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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... 
Replies: 6    Views: 183
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
Replies: 1    Views: 110
Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


Replies: 20    Views: 426
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
Replies: 16    Views: 334
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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... 
Replies: 0    Views: 101
Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

Replies: 13    Views: 242
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
Replies: 8    Views: 205
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09


Replies: 300    Views: 6405
Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

Replies: 4    Views: 216
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Replies: 13    Views: 296
Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Replies: 19    Views: 369
Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

bluebells at Felley priory.

Replies: 8    Views: 453
Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 14:54
1 to 15 of 32 threads