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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Excess Nitrogen in veg plot soil

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 17:14

Grow something that uses a lot of nitrogen such as leafy greens, brassicas, and make sure you remove all the growth from the soil when you harvest it.

Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:56

"I have something I want to tell you" sounds like a fortune teller wanting you to cross her palm with silver.

or a doomsayer telling you the end of the world is nigh.

Bird feeders

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:49

Great tit, coal tit, long tail it, bluetit,

Green finch, chaffinch, goldfinch, bullfinch.

Great spotted woodpecker, collared dove, wood pigeon, blackbirds, magpies,dunnocks.

Nuthatch, robin, wren.

Thats what I've seen today, as well as mouse, vole, and grey squirrels.

We had an odd visit from a fieldfare last week when I threw some apples on the lawn.


Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:28

Hmmm.sounds  like a fishing trip to me.Block and delete I think.

vivianaalpha, maybe she's a sister to pennies from heaven.

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 09:27

Oh, to have a climate where hedychiums become invasive, instead of being potted and mollycoddled in a greenhouse for the winter.


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 22:00

Clarington, your pond can't be worse than the photolab I ordered for work. It was to go upstairs in a designated area. The suppliers said they had a stair walker to get it in. Guess what, it was too wide for the stairs. The delivery van was outside on double yellow lines. We ended up taking out a window and ordering a crane and craning it in, then boarding up the window after. It stopped traffic in the town for about two hours and made the front page of the local paper. They say there's no such thing as bad publicity...

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 21:31

Bare root perennials  is


Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 21:30

Telegraph offers for cost of postage.

20 begonia tubers  £5.65

200 summer bulbs £5.65

6 named dahlias  £5.65

18 bare root perennials aquilegia/kniphofia/echinacea/chinese lanterns


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 19:22

Hi, folks.Just a quick drop in. MIl is still fighting, but declining slowly. The round the clock vigil(in shifts) continues. She now has pneumonia, kidney failure and very high blood sugar levels despite not eating since New years eve.  Thank you for all your messages of support.   I pop in (the forum)from time to time, but  not feeling like posting much. The siblings are getting on each others nerves, as they havn't spent this much time together in years.  Just waiting........

Talkback: How to winter-prune wisteria

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 16:39

Give  it a really hard prune back to the main stems. Next year it will grow new shoots. Cut these back by two thirds in August, and back to 3 buds  the following March. Then if it doesn't flower, dig it up and chuck it out.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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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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