Latest posts by fidgetbones

Is this plant safe?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 16:31

The ricin is in the seeds.  Just don't eat the seeds. Castor oil is extracted after boiling which deactivates the ricin.


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 11:44

Bit early for me, woody. I've not got out of bed yet

Have you tried the strawberry one?

Help with identifying this triffid!

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 09:35

Teasel. On good ground can go up to eight feet. Well they did in my garden anyway. Thee bees love them in summer, and goldfinches love the seed.


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:35

Two hedgepigs and a wood mouse on the patio.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:11

I didnt get the hanging thingies either. They look like more watering than the average hanging basket.

What should I do now?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:07

I wouldn't try and separate them . Just plant one potful at the base of each stick, and loosely tie on.

I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:05

More bees for the garden

Today, I have seen tree bees, two sorts of bumble bees, and honeybees on the angelica.

Tree Identification

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:00

Have you got a photo?


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:37

Wintersong, I see you're joining the top down brigade. Dont forget either the sunhat or factor 50  for any exposed bits.

My overwintered cannas are doing very poor. Only one has a leaf so far.

However, the banana I bought for a fiver last september, survived the winter,got potted on, and is doing very well, even if it's not as big as Montys.

Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:31

How exciting. I plant bought ones and they disappear after the first year. You obviously have the right fungal mix in the soil.  I hope they increase for you.

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