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Latest posts by fidgetbones

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:41

Aphids (greenfly) often carry viruses which will weaken the plant. They suck the sap of the plant to live, and can produce live young asexually,(without a male) at a rate of knots.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:39

A systemic insecticide such as Provado ultimate bug killer, will keep them off for about six weeks.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:37

They are greenfly. Pinch them off between finger and thumb, or spray with an insecticide,

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:57

The bubble cossies,  I think were prewar. My nan kept them for any grandchildren knocking about. Two of the kids are some of my  14 cousins  My nan had 7 children and 18 grandchildren.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:55

Leadfarmer.  What you can't see is our dog, Blacky. Alsatian x labrador, all black, soft as tripe with us, and kids she knew, but would have a stranger up against a wall as soon as look at him. We never had any bother, and we would go miles in the woods and fields on the edge of town.


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:42

Get well soon , Puncdoc.

I had a good tree surgeon to take the dead wood out of the oak trees with the preservation orders on. He took photos of the dead stuff for the council, and spent a day swinging around on harnesses in the tops, wielding a chainsaw. I was very impressed. They also chipped all the stuff they took out which we used for mulch on the garden after stacking for a few months. We are not far from you, I can send you their details if you're interested.  They also did some work on the wood next door, and were careful to leave the trunk of the tree that the woodpeckers nest in alone. All in all , a pretty good firm.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 00:02

No ipads and no money. entertainment had to be cheap.  I was fishing in the swamp, a marshy bit of ground, good for catching frogs.  They ripped out the hedgerow, diverted the springs, and built houses on it. ... and they wonder why it floods in bad weather.

Greenhouse electrified!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 23:59

Mine has armoured cable wires run under the paving slabs or buried deep ( 30cm or a foot in old money)under  the hedge from the garage. The external sockets are proper outside sockets with coverings. There is an off switch in the garage to isolate the system, and it has its own circuit breaker (residual current device). Mine was fitted by my brother, who happens to be a qualified electrician.

 As others above have put, electricity and water don't mix, get someone qualified in.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 23:52

Old photos from the album.

 Fun on a hot day in the old tin baths.(before plastic paddling pools came in)


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 20:43

Hmm, normal.? A professor in Sheffield decided I was at the extreme end of normal. I've never been so insulted. I've never been normal in my life, and I'm not starting now.

My mother calls me a "funniosity".

I've not  worked out whether that is an insult or not.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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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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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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