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Latest posts by fidgetbones

campanula white bell flower

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:26

If it is in a basket it might be this one

If it is a tall upright one in the garden it is more likely to be Campanula pyramidalis.

Old sick apple tree?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:11

this should give you the basics. If it is a tip bearer you may not get fruit next year, but it will be better after that. Are the fruit that are on it this year, along the branches or at the very ends?

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 12:53

Please don't go Waterbutts. That way, the trouble makers win. If you like just check in from time to time. I hope everything will settle down now.

Seed swap

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 10:26

Is there anything you would like, Anthony.?

how to tidy up this 'tree'?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 10:20

Or it could be the slower growing lawsons cypress. Either way, you can trim them to shape so long as you don't cut back into brown wood. If you trim back any lanky shoots now it will stay neat until spring . It will not resprout  from brown wood.

Why is anyone allowed to completely destroy your view??

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:45

Losing a sea view will reduce the value of a house. It will also reduce the value of adjacent houses. You could point that out to the neighbours.

Why is anyone allowed to completely destroy your view??

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:41

Any branches that overhang the boundary onto your side can be cut off unless there is a preservation order.   That doesn't help with the height however.

Leylandii planted as a hedge is a problem at that height. See the council to see if they can enforce lowering it.


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:21

There are free standing wisterias at Kew, and also one with a huge trunk  in The Park, below Nottingham Castle. The trunks usually have the melted candle effect.

 I can't tell from the photo what the trunk looks like.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:07

Brum...... you panicked me then.  


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:28

Katie Price could use it for her next wedding..... pulled by  white horses.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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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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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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