Latest posts by fidgetbones

Planting GW offer alliums

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:03

with most bulbs I work on the top of the bulb should be positioned 2 x height of bulb below surface. So a 1cm bulb should have 2cm soil on top.

a 4 cm bulb should have 8cm soil on top. Tulips can be up to 6 inch deep.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:55

You need to click on the tree icon. select photo from desktop. upload. save. submit.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:53

i didn't resist hellebores. I got a single yellow with yellow stamens and a double red.


Seed swap

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:51

gardengirl, if you tell me what you want i will sort them out for you. I'm OK for seeds at the moment.

Potato planting

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:18

Normally you plant potatoes around Easter. If you plant much earlier the frosts will get them in the open ground (unless you live in the channel islands or cornwall.)

Tom/Tato Plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:16

No, no, never in my garden.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:14

Well done Bev.

Seed swap

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 18:40

I cant find the other seed swap. It appears to have disappeared.

 I am going to post on here.

 Seeds I have available.

 Paulownia fargesii.

Pink aquilegia

Onordum acanthium

Paeonia mlokosewitchsii

Rosoea cautleoides

Linaria purpurea ( pink and purple forms)

Aquilegia black barlow

Lychnis coronaria pink

papaver somniferum pink chiffon

Thalictrum flavum

Foxglove dalmation peach

cephalaria gigantea (tall yellow scabious)

Hesperis matronalis

Eryngium giganteum

Amaranthus hypochondriacus (princes feather)


 Garden Maiden I will be sending out all yours this week.

 If anybody else wants anything, please let me know.

Yet another possible weed?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 17:15

Look like annual seedlings that have germinated in an empty space. Its quicker to give them a quick hoe off rather than fill the sprayer bottle.


Posted: 30/09/2013 at 15:27

 Aren't they the most gorgeous leaves?  If I had an acid soil I would have brought it home.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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