fidgetbones


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wooden planter

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 14:24

And what country are you in?

Runner beans II = no beans !!

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:44

Did you have plenty of flowers?

If not they had too much nitrogen, leading to too many leaves.

Potash would induce more flowers. If flowers have not set, they could have been too dry. 

If the original plants were F1 hybrids, then they will not come true to type in the next generation, and that could be the problem.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:38

Video camera decided to break last night. I went to put a new tape in, it spit the old one out, then broke.

Photos to follow, wifi not strong enough to upload.

Today we dived on the remains of a sperm whale. The skull was 12ft long, the eye sockets 3ft across. The vertebrae would have made coffee tables, they reminded me of a stumpery. Very sad, but from its size it probably died of old age. It has been there three months, the flesh has completely gone and it is being colonised by marine organisms. It will form a new reef and life will go on.

The weather here has been good so far. I hope my polytunnel has not blown away. The aussie housesitter was shown where extra bricks are to hold it down.

Have a good day folks.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:24

Three dives today. Flat calm sea and 29C. Lots of interesting critters to see. Tomorrow I will take the camera in, now that ive remembered how to dive. Another diver forgot his swimming trunks. He just has his pants on under the wetsuit. I seem only to have forgotten a spanner, but i borrowed one, so tomorrow should see lots of underwater filming.

 

Plum Trees

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:12

If you're only planting one, make sure it is self fertile like victoria.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:59

Just sitting by pool after jet lag massage. Very warm pool, like a warm bath. First dives tomorrow.

Very sad news, stacey. Lots of hugs and best wishes. Leave  the garden,it will still be there in the spring.

I hope the aussie lodger housesitter has remembered to put the heating on in the greenhouse. Fingers crossed.

Hellebores

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 08:57

Ashwoods. Buy in flower in february if you can get to the nursery.

new members

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 00:30

We do free swaps, but if you want to advertise goods for sale, that is not allowed.

Asthma and Gardening

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 00:28

Charley, glad you found the cause. Hope you are better soon.

Butterfly, the worst plant for causing photosensitivities are euphorbias. They include many weeds. If you cut or handle any euphorbias or spurges, always wear gloves.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 00:20

Fishy, the aquilegias are labelled as to the plants they came off. However, with the aid of a few bees, they are very promiscuous, and you never know what might turn up. Sometimes they come true, others you get some weird variation. Good luck.

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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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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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