Latest posts by fidgetbones

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 20:00

If you have no cold frame, wait until march and then sow outside. They will soon catch up overwintered ones.  They will be better than those if they survive the winter.

 Weak spindly growth like that will succumb to fungal disease easily.

gardeners world

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:33

I'd like them to repeat the Carol Klein series on propagation.- Plants for free.

Plant identification

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:29

Ist is stags horn sumach, 2nd and 3rd is centranthus ruber/valerian

Plant identification

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:22

Centranthus ruber also known as valerian.

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:32

Catherine, you could look at this thread that Dove started last month.


What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:29

Also I grew Kale for the first time. Seaweed kale and cavolo nero. Netted they produced lots of leaves for cooking, and no waste- I just picked what we needed for one meal at a time.

Bulb Confusion

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:25

Narcissus are making their roots now. They will flower better , the sooner they are in.

But.... I have planted as late as January (some cheap bargain) and they flower, but a bit later.

Tulips are  traditionally planted in November, but if you have them now, plant them now, its miserable planting in grotty weather.

Movember- Any gardeners taking part

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:41

Better get permission from the OH, Matt. They tend to cause a terrible rash.

Refurbishing Garden furniture

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:02

My dad is very fond of using a wire brush to remove flaking stuff, then a coat of hammerite. It seems to work.

Red Kites

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:44

No red kites here, just the buzzards looking for road kill.

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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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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