Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:46

I get frisked and swabbed for explosives at every airport. Apparently it is because I am the exact opposite of what they are looking for, so it makes the process"fair"

Not for me it isn't.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:42

Can take three years to germinate. Label well and leave in cold frame or up against a wall. As nut says, they don't need heat.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:40

Sprinkle on the surface of a pot of gritty compost or soil and MPC mix.

Cover with a layer of fine grit. Leave outside or in a cold frame. You may be lucky to get them to germinate this year, but they may need cold stratification and germinate next spring.

My New Garden Friend....sorry I had to come and show off

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:37

I get a great spotted woodpecker, but they only like the pink fat blocks. fussy or what?

Also last year one was working a corner in the lawn. No ants there, we thought they were after worms for the babies.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:34

I want that long blue frock that Kylies wearing (and the figure to go with it).


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 10:57

I would say foxes for the eggs as well. I dug a sausage up once in the veg patch.

Panda can you hire a mini bus? would one of the parents drive. ?

My sister learnt to drive a bus so that she can take her students (special needs) on trips. It came in very handy when my niece got married. Although watching her backing it into a space at the premier inn next to my car was a bit nerve wracking.


Confused about cucumbers!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:33

Pollinated cucumbers will be bitter. You can get all female varieties, but with old varieties like telegraph, you have to remove the males. Female flowers have a tiny cucumber at the back of the flower. Male flowers  don't. Its easy to tell once you have seen them side by side.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:27

I have had them germinate in autumn, still in the pods. I planted them in rootrainers for the winter to give an early flowering last year. If the conditions are right, they will grow. Its not that different from planting seeds in autumn. I presume they were in a sheltered position.

Interloper ID please

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:38

I dont think the leaves are long enough for sweet chestnut. Maybe a filbert. I the leaf hairy?

Rapeseed growing in my lawn - help!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 08:47

It wont survive mowing. If the grass is long enough to cut, just mow it.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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