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Latest posts by fidgetbones

whats happened to neighbour cutting my hedge thread???

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:47

Tea stated quite categorically that the offer of staking out the park/dilbert was not wanted and that she was dealing with it. I did suggest that she go to the papers as she was getting nowhere with the police. That was at lunchtime.

In regards to my perennial Hibiscus

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:44

Is it in a pot so that you can keep it warm?

whats happened to neighbour cutting my hedge thread???

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:39

It was there at lunchtime.  perhaps we ought to notify Daniel.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:38

Is your compost bin on soil or on a hard standing? The brandlings invade my compost as soon as it has heated up and then sunk for the first time. It is standing on soil. They are not the same as the earthworms in the rest of the garden. The brandlings don't like a lot of citrus peel but are ok if it is mixed up with plenty of other stuff.

 If it is already on soil base, then all I can suggest is a starter of brandlings from either someone elses compost heap, or you can buy them online.


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:21

I rarely see a hazelnut. There might be one or two hiding on the corkscrew hazelnut.

No walnuts around here. They make up for it by eating the apricots before they are ready.


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:15

I've got lots of acorns and lots of very fat squirrels.


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 16:45

I got three boxes of apples off, but its raining now so I've come in.

Aldi   l have got (mainly) veg seeds at 19p a packet.

Time for coffe and cake.....

  Happy Birthday  Fairygirl.

Kaffir Lime

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 13:05

Have you put the central heaing on?

I had a lemon tree grown from a pip when I was a kid, and I brought it in for the winter. It responded by dropping all its leaves. They grew back in the spring when I put it outside again. My mum has one now that goes into a conservatory with a frost stat on, thats usually ok.

 I think kaffir lime need it a bit warmer than lemons, higher humidity. Perhaps the bathroom windowsill?


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:35

Theres bits of blue sky showing here. No wind. If it dries up a bit more, I'm going to test out my new ladders and pick the rest of the James Grieve apples.

Last night we ordered tickets for Cirque du soleil in Nottingham.  Good seats, expensive, but saves a fortune in not having to go to london, pay hotel costs, parking costs, fight the parking fine after I've paid for parking, and all the attendant london aggro. Being a simple country cousin, the big smoke drives me crackers these days.

 Have a good day everyone.

campanula white bell flower

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:24

I had the blue one but didn't save seed off it this year.

You can easily get seed from chiltern, using the link above. I use them a lot. They have a lot of unusual seed as well.

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