Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:13

Happy Birthday, Kef.

I recognise that black bucket. it was only meant to be temporary.!!

Dont eat all the geezers tonight

Talkback: Planting snowdrops 'in the green'

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 21:50

I split mine after the leaves have died down. The important bit is to replant at once. The bulbs do not like being dried out.


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:41

I took a harvington hellebore back to wyevale. I think it has hellebore black death. All my others were fine, and I'm not risking it spreading. I got a refund, but spent more than that on a Daphne odora marginata...and a pot of primula firecracker...and seeds are currently two for the price of one so I bought sweet corn seeds.


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 13:10

Piddling it down with rain here. I am contemplating a supermarket run, or h****w**k.

Last night chinese new year was a bit slow. We were told to be there by 7pm. We got there at 6-30 because of light traffic. We had a drink and at 7-30,asked to go outside for the fireworks. Starters at 8 and then long pauses between courses. We finished at 10, and waiting for coffee. We were offered a free drink. The disco??? Got louder. We finished our coffee and went to pay. The  lion dance is coming soon, we were told. We hung around for ten mins, and went. At 10-45, as we were extricating the tank from a packed car park, a mini bus of lion dancers pulled up.  We went home. 

I'm not convinced by e cigs. If they are vaporising pure  nicotine, then they are better than ordinary fags. If they are the ones with the oil solution, I dont see that inhaling a petroleum based oil is going to be any good in the long run.

I have heard of good results with champix, available off the doctor.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:17

Dug out the lavender. planted the L. henryii. My back is killing me. Long soak in bath then out for Chinese New year celebration.  Lion dancing and fireworks.

My efforts

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:19

Get them interested early, and they'll be interested for life.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:17

Joy(bouquet)lilies planted in veg patch in a line for cutting.

Planted 6 Lilium longiflorum in a big tub. Tipped out another big tub to find  some ginormous Lilium henryii that have been in there a few years. Gertrude Jekyll land Brian Matthews say these should be semi shaded. I could dig out the old lavender bushes which are not getting enough light and put them there.

I've potted up some blue perennial cornflower from the space where I dug out the tree peony.  Lots of brandlings in the muck heap to keep the birds happy.

Coffee drunk now back to work...

Chicken poo and straw

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 09:49

Horse is best.

Chicken manure will burn plants if not thoroughly composted. It makes a good activator for the compost heap, mixed up with grass cuttings, shreddings and veg peelings. If it smells at all it is not composted enough.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:25

Well, its not the planting that takes the time, its preparing the soil.

I've dug out an old tree peony. Root breaker needed. Wheely bin full of roots. Fork it over. Add two wheelbarrows full of FYM. Add a sprinkling of FBB. Fork it again. Fight off the robins squabbling over the worms.  Plant aquilegias, snapdragons, and lily bulbs.  Put stuff away and wash up. 

Now I'm off to get my eyes tested.  Have a good afternoon.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 10:22

I didnt like loo rolls, they all went mouldy before planting out. I did some in each last year, the ones in rootrainers performed much better.

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any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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