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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Growing cabbage

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:25

What variety do you have? Some will form ball heads and others pointed or loose.

About to Prune established cornus to the base

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:15

Sorry chicky, I see you haven't done it before. Like a rose or buddlejas, you need a bit of stem left for new shoots to come from.

About to Prune established cornus to the base

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:13

Like a rose. You need a couple of stem buds at the base for the new growth to come from. I would say three inch from the ground. You should be able to see thick stems where it was pruned to last time. You can use the prunings as hardwood cuttings to increase your plants if you want.

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:04

Carnations will be fine in a cold greenhouse. They don't need heat.


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:38

allium2 , I ordered my seed tray frame from here. It was close to the deadline for next day delivery, but it didn't arrive today. I hope it will come tomorrow, as I need to get some seeds in soon.



Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:28

No, we laughed a lot. Steve couldn't see what he had done wrong, bless him.


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:26

If your mum gets Tesco clubcard vouchers, you can triple up . £10 becomes £30 to spend on Thompson and Morgan website.


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:20

A friend of mine got a pig cake for his girlfriends birthday. Only it didn't have a face, just a rear end with a curly tail in the middle. Everyone except his girlfriend thought it was funny. They split up two weeks later.

Rosa Geranium

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 11:39

What is your soil like?

Acid, alkaline,clay,loam, or sand.   Will it be in shade or Sun?

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:16

With cherries it depends on the rootstock.with dwarf rootstock, all of these should be fine at 5m from the house. What varieties do you have?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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