Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:21

Hard frost here as well. 

The party went well. Quite a lot of leftovers for foxy, but the Baileys cheesecake my sister made disappeared rapidly.

I'm off to work in Derby today, so I better get a wiggle on.

Have a good day folks.

exposed, windy and boggy site

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:14

How big is the site? Is it big enough to plant shelter trees or hedge?

wild flower mix

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:12

Cornflowers. Or phacelia tanacetifolia, or flax.

Can you elaborate on what the flower looked like?

House plants

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:10

Have you got a photo?


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:07

Must be spring here. A magpie is collecting twigs. A bumble bee is bouncing off the window. Lots of bulbs pushing through. Lots of mess to tidy up. The pond is full of frogs.  I'm off to a 80th birthday party today, so I'm not going to get much done.


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 08:03

I think the odd carrot or apple could turn into a useful supple of fertiliser for the roses, beaus mum. When I was little, the local Scotts ice cream, used to come round in a horse and cart. My mum always put the deposits from the road, around the roses. So long as it doesnt touch the bare stems, its fine. Or you could compost it, and then its good for nearly everything.

Lily planting advice

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 07:57

There is still time to plant lilies. Bulb prices vary, but generally you pay more for bigger bulbs, and they give the best flowers. If they are in pots, it is easier to stop snails eating the new shoots.  They need a rich well drained soil, and plant at least six inches deep.  If you use pots they need to be deep pots, so you can have drainage at the bottom, then some compost, then the bulb, then another six inch of compost. 

Feed throughout the season. The worst pest is the red lily beetle. Destroy all lily beetles on sight. They are not native, and there is no natural predator.

Turks cap and tiger lilies are both fine in dappled shade.


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 21:24

I wished they showed more of the flyball and obedience etc on crufts.

Kef, I think your pooter is slow because us oop north have electrickery and t,interweb and its slower than that they have down south. I'm supposed to have the fastest interweb. Not when the kids get home from school though.

I asked the Virgin man if he could speed it up, and he says its coming. So is Christmas. I bet Christmas gets here first.

Ever been had ??

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 21:04

I think that all of mine are G. Elwesii. They seem to be quite tall. I find they increase rapidly, as do the snowflakes that follow them.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:54

Bought a young Brugmansia  sanguinea and potted it on.

Chopped down some buddlejas and filled a wheely bin.

Saw a butterfly fluttering through the garden, reddish ,I didn't get close enough to be certain.

Iris blue harmony and some early tulips are out in pots.

It felt definitely spring like today.

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