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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 04:20

I posted seeds out on Monday.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 04:18

Verdun, my dad is the same. Wont eat, drinks little, wont use the walker and so falls.  Ambulance has been out three times in the last week, they just get him up and back into bed. Then he tells the doctor that everything is ok. So nothing gets done. My mum is ready to pull her hair out, she gets no sleep because dad wont stay in bed at night, wont use night drainage bags, at the end of the day, he has had a good innings. If he wont help himself, and goes against all advice, there  is nothing we can do. I am about to go on holiday, the other side of the world,   I  doubt he will last until I get back.

Ground Cover Question

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:48

You really need something more angular. Slate will slide over each other and end up at the bottom of the slope.

Abbreviations

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:06

 OH was on a committee when Trent Polytechnic became a University. They had to find a new name that was not Nottingham University which was already taken. One of the serious suggestions was   City University Nottingham Trent.... until OH fell about on the floor laughing.  It took a while for the penny to drop. Then the suggestion was dropped and it became Trent University,Nottingham.

Harvesting seeds

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:56

On a dry day, after the morning dew has gone. eg late afternoon.

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:12

You may find it will send up a new shoot from the  rootstock.

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:07

Plant alliums deep especially the big purple pom pom types, like globemaster, or they split and form lots of little bulbs after the first year, and they don't flower as well.

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:00

Get a spear and jackson neverbend rootbreaker.

http://www.toolandfix.com/spear-and-jackson-2422nb-neverbend-root-breaker-100mm-wide-tubular-steel-shaft.html?gclid=CMeOs_jLhMECFVDItAod5woAtA

I broke a fork last year trying to dig up jap anemones in clay.

This does the job.

propogation

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:12

Yes, As long as each split has a growing point or shoot. best done in spring when they start to grow.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:50

I need your address, Victoria. PM me. I am posting tomorrow.

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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