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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Mystery bug

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 22:29

Try  oedemera nobilis. Green flower beetle.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:51

Dont worry about the centaurea montana, gardengirl, every bit will be a flowering plant by june. You will be able to make several out of it next year. and the bumble bees love it.

Mystery bug

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:42

I think  its probably a shield bug, but the picture is poor. Sorry thats the best I can guess.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:12

Stay in and keep warm, James. The garden isn't going to do much at this time of year. Time to sit with a warm drink and lots of catalogues and plan. Get well soon.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:01

I saw a crab apple "Harry Baker'  recently. big deep red fruit, almost big enough to be an eater. beautiful tree.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:58

Every gap between perennials, I have pushed a few bulbs in. Spread a few self seeded forget me nots around. Hibernate and wait until spring.

Jet Washers

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:48

Just dont buy it off the ideal home shopping channel on the tv- my dad had a bad experience- took months to sort out.

You will probably get a good offer in the January sales at the DIY warehouses or halfords.

planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:26

I you have a look around some hawthorn, you might find a vole stash which has started growing. I found a lot of seedlings this way, and then potted them on for a year. Whips will be quicker than cuttings or seed.

 If you know where you want the hedge, you could just line out the seed there. It will germinate in the spring.

Saving cash while enjoyinggardening

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 22:34

So long as you are not advertising a firm that you work for or have a financial interest in, its OK by me. we all recommend to others firms that we are satisfied with.


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 22:12

Time to get the sleigh out. I'm heading into the derbyshire peaks for work tomorrow

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Identification needed

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