Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:59

Last year, I had some left in the ground from the previous year, I planted some in April, and the last lot at the beginning of June.  The last ones to go in nearly caught up the earlies. I had gladioli from August until late October. I don't think there is any point using up greenhouse space in potting them up unless you are desperate for early blooms.  Plenty of time for the weather and soil conditions to change.


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:47

The problem is the wide variation due to varying light levels and air and soil temperatures. What is it you want to know for?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 14:49

Spring here. The pond is full of frogs, and the Heron has decided to take up residence in the apple tree that gives it a good view.


Posted: 02/03/2016 at 14:39

We had a bit of light drizzle this morning.


Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 09:17

You've never been to Cornwall, Nut????

More gorgeous lush gardens and plants than any other county in England.

Cornwall always has a soft spot in my heart.



Posted: 01/03/2016 at 00:27

March here. White rabbits etc.

Very quiet tonight. I'm only up because of jetlag

In the morning, mum is having a couple of pallets of compost delivered, and I have been pressganged into helping to get it in to the garage. I ought to go to bed and get some sleep really


New build house - Lawn issues

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:23

My brother had a new build. The lawn was  already laid , over clay subsoil and rubble. The turves dried up like sandwiches, curling at the corners.

He dug it up, removed the large bits of rubble, rotovated in the contents of my mums compost heap plus a few sacks of cheap grobags. He then seeded it and has a lovely lawn.


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 17:23

Hostafan, if its any help, my nan always said that as she got older, she needed less sleep. 7 children and 18 grandchildren,and 5great granchildren before she died, meant she was always busy during the day and never had time for a nap. She would go to bed by 10, and be up at 4 . She would then get up and start doing something, often being in the garden when the milkman came.

My other grandmother, had one child, four granchildren, did as little as possible except delegation, napped every afternoon, and complained that she never slept a wink at night.

Stick with it, a regular routine is key.


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 14:34

Does anyone know what happened in the parliamentary debate about transitional pension arrangements for women like me who keep having the pension age pushed further away.? or can I answer my own question with the usual ... sod all, and work until you drop?


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 12:36

PAT,do you get blue tongued skinks as well as the cunningham skinks?  I have read that the cunningham skink is becoming rare, do the powers what be know you have a colony?

Washer is on. Underfloor heating for bathroom has been turned on, the tiled floor seems cold compared to what we have become used to.

I got on the scales. I have put on  7 pounds, hubby has lost two and a half. He was the one who had six scoops of ice cream on the last day. I should point out he didnt ask for it, there was a misinterpetation by the waitress.

I watched the first episode of the night manager on catch up. I can see why he is being touted for the new James Bond.

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