Latest posts by fidgetbones

So upset

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:53

I was at secondary school when the dog we had had since I was a baby died.

She had her usual barking session at the dustbinmen, then lay down by the front door and just died. She had a good and long life. That is what you have to remember.

I found out about it when i was walking home from school.I had to get two buses, so I didn't get home from school until nearly 5pm. One of the kids on the street shouted, "Your dog is dead" I ran into the house to find the dog was not there. It changes the way a house feels.

I was upset and at my grandmas shop on the Saturday, when I customer asked why I was upset.My grandma said," She has lost her dog"

The customer said, "Dont' worry, she will turn up soon." 

" No she wont, she's dead" I shouted.That made it worse.

We had a new puppy three months later. The house didn't feel the same without a dog greeting you as you came threw the door. My nans house always had multiple animals. All the waifs and strays. When one died, there was always others. Somehow that didn't hurt as much when one died.

Hugs for you and your grandchildren.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:07

If thats what watching poldark does for you, I'll stick to midsummer  murders

whisteria cuttings

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:18

I had a layer off of my original plant. It flowered after two years in the newly transplanted position.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 19:03

Well I dug for an hour this morning, then it rained and I came in and found out that I had missed a parcel delivery. Rainy all day but the suns come out now. 


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:42

Fairy girl is back ....

Aquilegias - so plumptious

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 08:32

I'm getting excited as I have a lot of new ones I grew from Touchwood seed, that should flower for the first time this year. Nothing open yet, only buds.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 08:17

I find fresh seed taken off my own plants germinates a lot quicker than overdried packet seed.


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:05

Windy here all day. The cheap Lidl arch next door with akebia growing over it has collapsed.

It was bin day so there is rubbish blowing all over the place.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:02

I took seed off a plant that had overwintered but not been cut down. I sprinkled it on compost three weeks ago and pricked the seedlings out today. They will flower later on in the year, probably august or september.   If you have seed , sow it now.

moving aquilegias

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 11:56

Wait until it finishes flowering, cut it down, and then move with as much of the root ball as possible.  Water in well. It should soon resprout.


Mark the one you want to move. It will die down in winter to a fleshy rootstock. As it starts to sprout in Spring, move it to where you want it and water it in well.

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