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Latest posts by fidgetbones

What's for Tea ....... mr fox

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:41

Anything that someone else cooks and does the washing up.


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:37

Verdun, I think she(your niece) should tell his(the burglar) mum!

But she should probably take some backup.

All I got from the police SOCO, after the burglar had been identified, was a leaflet on crime prevention, and the comment---" its not his fault , he's a drug addict."

Whose fault is it then? Who decided to try the illegal drugs, and then stick them in a vein in the first place.? This excuse irritates me to death. My doors and windows were locked,and I had a burglar alarm on.What else could I do?  machine gun emplacements or wire the handles up to the mains?

Mulching: when, how?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:20

re punkdocs answer, Monty Don mulched his jewel garden heavily last year, and then had to sow poppy seeds at the start of the season, because there were no selfsprinkled seedlings coming up.

Oak leaf pest id

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:06

Oak leaf spangle gall, caused by a wasp. Willnot harm the tree. We had a load last year, and a bumper crop of acorns this year.


Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:59

The official line is you shouldn't do anything on another persons land, without the owners permission.-

--  But I love a bit of geurilla gardening.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:31

My autumn onion sets were a disaster  last waste of space.

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:26

I would wait until it has finished flowering.

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:42

Asters are prone to mildew when they get too dry.   Keep it evenly watered and it should be ok next year.

Beech hedge

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:09

Ihave a patch like that. It is in the part of the hedge that is driest, due to the overhanging oak tree. I assume its because of the hot,dry summer.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:57

I think a lot of people order   FYM and when it is delivered it is still too fresh and needs stacking and rotting down., But they put it on anyway and then have problems.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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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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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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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