Latest posts by fidgetbones

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.

Weird one for me - help needed

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 08:46

Definitely stick it in a pot, give it a bit of tlc , and see what it turns into.


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 08:30

Punkdoc, 22.30 for a table.... ridiculous. Did they bounce you for Prince Harry? it a garden?

Well, I wish I had the space and money to do it. It just needs a lazy fox having a scratch in the sunshine to complete it. Dan Pearson said never again, too much stress, but then I guess he gets more commissions than he can do anyway.

I don't think our mrs mallard has babies. Although the drake still follows her around in a very attentive way, looking hopeful.


Protecting New Anuals From Frost In A Tent.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:59

Make sure they get plenty of light during the day or they will get lanky.

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