Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:36

Snow gum at Kew. I cant look at a eucalyptus with a blue sky behind without thinking of Australia.

The smell of shredded eucalyptus reminds me of the big pile of shredding in Kings Park in Perth. They planted an avenue of different eucalypts, one for each Western Australian soldier who died in the Great War (WW1) Now nearing 100 years old, they are huge.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:28



 stepover apples in the kitchen garden

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:17

I went to Kew on Wednesday. Gorgeous blue skies all day.

 with low light behind it looks like a spaceship has landed.





Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:09

 Not in their final place yet, some concrete has to be mixed. Unfortunately I daren't leave them out otherwise. (excited fidget jumping up and down smiley face)

Improving Composting for the Elderly

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 23:24

You're very quiet tonight ,Edd.


Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 23:18

They couldn't have been the same toys my brother had. He tested them all to destruction.


Posted: 10/12/2015 at 21:40

I have three giant dandelions stuck in the lawn.We had a very interesting couple of hours at Fantasywire . I feel very lucky, the waiting list is now over a year.

Hubby has a scratch on his car. We pulled in to a supermarket in Ashbourne on the way back. A little old lady in a huge car couldnt quite make it into the next bay.  She looked about to burst into tears when I came out with the milk.  He's washed it and examined it and decided he can polish it out. Far too much aggro to bother the insurance company.

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 21:23

If they were down in the pot, as against lying on the surface, I'm tending towards agreeing with swiss sue, jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes. You would have to grow  them for a season and see what the shoots, leaves and flowers look like to be sure. 


Posted: 09/12/2015 at 14:13

I'm in the orangery at Kew. The rock garden has snowdrops in full flower. Gorgeous weather and not many people here, if it wasn't for a plane coming into Heathrow every minute, it would be idyllic.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 22:12


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