Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:44

Slugs. try crushed baked eggshells around each plant, and slug pubs.

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:25

I like variegated holly on boundaries, as well as hawthorn


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:24

to find out who owns land or a property, you do a search at the land registry.



HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 10:49

Last night I found out that all my copper bottomed pans wont work on an induction hob. New pans required. More mission creep. Thats apart from the fact shiny new kitchen makes the rest of the house look tired and needs refreshing. Now I remember why I have been spending the money on holidays instead of on the house.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 10:45

Flumpy, do you know who the house owner is next door?

The bad  tenant may be subletting, pocketing rent and not paying the landlord. It would be in the interests of the owner to know sooner rather than later.

HELLO, Mrs garden. Long time no see. 

I should be able to get in the garden today, hubby is laying new kitchen floor, I will not be needed.  Ceiling got painted yesterday.

Auto vent on greenhouse

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 10:37

I found that the grease inside leaked out and they stopped working. Buy one with a guarantee, and keep sending them back for replacement.

Mystery tree

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 23:48

That sounds about right.

An apple, a conference pear, a victoria plum, and a bonus cherry tree, was the offer doing the rounds of the papers.

They look a bit close together, even on dwarfing rootstocks, I would want them at least six foot apart.

Send in another photo when they are in flower and or leaves.


Newbie sowing question

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:16

Scaffolding netting will keep pigeons off but nothing else.

Micromesh will keep butterflies off from laying eggs.

Fleece will keep carrot fly off.

You can plant any of the seeds from now, provided your soil is not too wet.

Broad beans should be hardened off by leaving them in a sheltered spot each day out of the greenhouse, in at night if frost threatens.  After a week of hardening off, plant in ground.


Mystery tree

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 19:46

If I was going to stick my neck out I would say someone had one of those fruit tree offers , and it is an apple or pear, next to a cherry on the right hand side.

When it flowers you should have more idea.

T & M seed offer

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:09

I dont know...  I've emailed T & M customer service. watch this space.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

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