London (change)
Today 15°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 12°C


Latest posts by fidgetbones


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.

Foxglove babies

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 20:31

Foxgloves are biennials, and are hardy. Get them in their final positions now, and they will grow a bit before it gets really cold, and then start again in spring.

mock orange

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 19:59

It will flower next june on the new wood, and then prune it hard. take out a third of the old wood, down to the base.

Talkback: Ivy bees

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:56

We have lots of honeybees on the ivy at the mo, I think we are too far north for ivybees.


Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:11

Was he still in nappies?


Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:08

 I think he got the message finally.

Bramley Apple Tree

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:06

I hope you've got a big freezer Berghill.

Or are you making cider?

Soft fruit problems

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:04

Gooseberry sawfly.

For organic, you just have to pick the larvae off by hand. The plant will recover. Encourage the blue tits with fat balls.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
Replies: 24    Views: 465
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 167
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 317
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: 259
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
Replies: 1    Views: 155
Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


Replies: 20    Views: 521
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
Replies: 16    Views: 400
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: 155
Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

Replies: 13    Views: 292
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
Replies: 8    Views: 252
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09


Replies: 300    Views: 7107
Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

Replies: 4    Views: 263
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Replies: 13    Views: 352
Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Replies: 19    Views: 427
Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44
1 to 15 of 33 threads