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Latest posts by fidgetbones

mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 18:06

with a bit of luck, some will have self seeded about a bit, and will come up next year.


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 17:30

I rearranged the greenhouse so that I can switch the heater on without cooking the plants.I removed a dead mouse from the full watering can. I pruned the Brugmansias down so I now have a a bunch of cuttings in a jar in the kitchen windowsill. They will make roots by spring, when I will pot them up. Also I pruned the lower branches of the magnolias so that I can see the hellebores beneath. Then I was going to shred the prunings, but it rained  so instead I had ginger cake and coffee.

Plant identification

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 15:14

I dont think it is fallowiana. The leaf arrangement would be more like Buddleja alternifolia.(if it is a buddeleja) If so it should flower early on in the spring.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:09

Advertising cadeezra?

mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 22:48

Sounds like a vetch.

Plant identification

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 22:46

I'll agree with  Jasmine officinale. The white summer flowering one.


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 20:01

I seem to have spent all day on the A1.  Two and a half hours to Gateshead, two hours there for MIL 90th Birthday Party. Two and a half hours drive back. If she'd woken up for more than 3 minutes it might have been worth it.

Early night for me I think.  Have a good evening folks.

what's this green fatty?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 23:48

 An adult I found amongst the leaves.

what's this green fatty?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 23:37

I find them but they are more brownish. I found one of the adults also in the garden. It looks too much like a leaf.They are probably there all the time, but I dont see them.

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:59

I could never decide with de caen anemones which way was up, so I put them in on the side. The roots will go one way, and the shoots the other.

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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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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