London (change)
Today 16°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 8°C


Latest posts by fidgetbones

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:26

I don't know whether I'm in squirrel or hedgehog mode.

 I've made jam, staceys mincemeat, chutney, xmas cake, and lots of  fruit in the freezer.

...but when its cold and wet I just want to hibernate.

To Manure or not to Manure

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:33

No , Broccoli will not need manure.  If you leave the runner bean roots  in, and just fork it over before you plant your broccoli, they will be fine. They will benefit from a high nitrogen feed such as nettle when they are growing.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:30

Evening forkers,  Its been like c..mas    here today. Two parcels of bulbs arrived.

I spent some time tipping water out of trays and getting more stuff under cover.

Cream cakes this afternoon.... caramel doughnuts filled with cream. mmmm....

Now for a nice glass of wine.

Have a good evening everyone.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:24

The manure has to be very well rotted. This had been stacked for over a year, and had the texture of peat.

Nobody told me racoons like Christmas cactus.

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:37

Well at least we can eat deer. I don't suppose racoon pie is very popular?


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 11:46

Just dead head them now, and then prune down by half in March.

compost use

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:54

Raspberries are in no way related to pots or Tom's. Mulch will be good for raspberries.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:50

Photos of grassy bits ,please verdun.

Mulching: when, how?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:03

If the perennial dies down completely, eg to a bulb or rootstock like a canna or hemerocallis, then you can mulch over it. If it only dies to a rosette at the base, then keep mulch out of the crown or centre of it.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 08:36

My squirrels like crocus bulbs best, followed by camellia flowers.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
Replies: 24    Views: 462
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 165
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 314
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

Replies: 5    Views: 236
Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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... 
Replies: 6    Views: 258
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
Replies: 1    Views: 153
Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


Replies: 20    Views: 518
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
Replies: 16    Views: 398
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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... 
Replies: 0    Views: 154
Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

Replies: 13    Views: 291
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
Replies: 8    Views: 251
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09


Replies: 300    Views: 7080
Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

Replies: 4    Views: 262
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Replies: 13    Views: 349
Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Replies: 19    Views: 424
Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44
1 to 15 of 33 threads