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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Robin watch

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:35

I find the robins love dried mealworms , worms out of the compost heap, and suet pellets. Mine will feed from the feeders with rings instead of stick perches.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 00:04

There were lots of sculptures that were very naturalistic. The deer, and swan I particularly liked, but there were also large metal teasels, and umbellifers, which I imagine in winter will look great .  Also a girl sat on a log, very lifelike.

Root Cutting

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 23:50

Many perennials that have fleshy roots. Phlox paniculata and oriental poppies, and perennial cornflowers (centaurea montana) will respond well.


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 23:45

Before or after it has gone through a human?

What is this

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 23:16

Next door has a clump of pink jap anemones that is pretty indestructible. 10 years of the dogs bashing it down didn't kill it. I took a clump off it three years ago, thinking if they were moving , the new neighbours might dig it up.  It has just flowered for me for the first time.  The original clump, now there are no dogs, is magnificent.

I had bought several  different types in pots and planted them and lost them. They seem to be happy in the clay next door, but not in my sand.

olive trees

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 22:38

How big is it?

Does anyone recognise this dahlia?

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 22:18

Twinings after eight. maybe.

Seed swap

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 21:32


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 21:21

I don't like the format of boot camp either. I thought we were going to have less ritual humilation of the acts that don't go through, only its been replaced by  torture. The first six sit worrying they are going to be chucked off after they thought they were safe, the last ones to sing think there are no places left.


Some unknowns ....

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 20:58

Middle one looks a bit like  a phytolacca or pokeweed, but I'm not sure.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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bluebells at Felley priory.

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