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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Spindly Brussels sprout seedlings

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 21:12

Too warm. Brussels will germinate fine  on a cool windowsill inside. As soon as they are up, get them outside into a sheltered place/cold frame.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:31

I had three arches from Agriframes joined together to make a pergola. Very strong. My nephews thought it was a climbing frame until the plants grew over it.Its been up 25 years and still  rock solid.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:05

Stacey, my  Thalictrum sphaerocephalon is about 6 inches high.


mulch query

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:21

If theres absolutely no sign of growth, you can cover them up. If they have signs of growth, just put around each crown. Mine are already showing small leaves, and I have mulched around them.

Can anyone help identify what bird this is?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:23

Mine like the pink cranberry fat blocks, best.

Planting for cut flowers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:21

Also Sarah Raven has a book called The cutting garden. You can get it from Amazon.

Planting for cut flowers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:19

For cut flowers.

Sweet peas.sow seed now.

Gladioli  or lilies get bulbs, in now

dahlias  seed or tuber.  Crysanths get plugs or pots.

What do you like?

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:07

I was confused by the feathery bits until I realised that was a willow in the background. I think it's most likely  Leycesteria formosa  and not jap knotweed.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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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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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

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

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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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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