Latest posts by fidgetbones

Winter project

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:41

There is a fairy garden ar Trentham gardens. The fairies are made from wire, the sculptor has a website at

I want one of the dandelion clocks, although at 6 foot tall, it will probably end up as a bird perch.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:32

A sparrowhawk, sat on top of the bird table.

Unsurprisingly, no other birds in sight.

(Animal monitoring device project) Idea feedback

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:25

If you google wildlife cameras, there are lots of cameras with infra red, taking pictures or video, using movement sensors. 

Have a look at what is out there. No point in reinventing the wheel unless it is better than what is already available.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:16

What gardening programmes have I missed?


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:15

Crayfish? Get a pan of boiling water on. Will be nice with some mayonnaise.

Punkdoc, if you ever need help, just give us a shout. I have a chainsaw and a man who can use it.  We've also got drysuits for wading if necessary. We could be with you in about 45 mins.

Im sure kef would also help out , but you might need barbed wire around your blue poppies.

You're never on your own, when youve got the forum.

Anyone had health problems after pruning Buddleia?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:05

I dug out my Phlomis fruticosa last year, and shredded it with a scarf over my face and goggles. Even then I had to have a long soak in the bath to get rid of all the irritant hairs.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:04

Christmas decorations all down, packed away into attic, and the tree has gone outside to be shredded. They always come down on the sixth in our house because that was my grandpas birthday, so they always stayed up until then.

 For all those annoyed by a particular member of the forum, please highlight his avatar, there are two boxes, one to message and one to ignore. if you press the ignore button, all his posts disappear.

It will save your blood pressure.

Aussie lodger has returned from Dublin, having accidentally left his phone with his brother, who he met while over there.

Tomorrow he's off to New  York, someone else is giving him a lift to Heathrow.

I expect the next phone call will be when he runs out of money again, or want picking up from the airport.

Tonight we are going out for a chinese meal in Nottingham, so have a good evening everyone.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:50

Lyn, phone the doctor, the fluid in the lungs can be treated , and she can have oxygen therapy at home if her sats are low. My dad always said he felt a bit better when he had the oxygen, even if it was a bit of a comfort blanket. They cannot make your mum go into hospital if she doesn't want to.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:40

For anyone who doesn't like Mikes posts. Please press the ignore button against his name, as obelixx and nutcutlet suggest. 

  The above posts look like bullying.

Its not necessary.

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 22:15

If it sticks together  but is a bit grainy it is probably loamy. Really clayey soil can be moulded like plasticene.

A good loam is the best soil.

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