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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Apple Tree probs

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:36

If its a cooker, can't you just peel them and use the flesh, or are they rotten inside?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:25

I sprayed them with provado as soon as I saw the first lily beetle. It was more than eight weeks ago so should be safe for bees now.

The  bees are too busy on the teasels and lavender to bother with the lilies.

What's happened to my Marguerite?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:14

i think that originally it was from Hopley plants but they don't do it now. I spread it around so that if I lose mine I can beg some back. The ones in the garden centre don't have the fine blueish foliage. It looks nice in a blue pot as well.

What's this?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:06

whats the prize?


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:39

Its not the soya protein thats the threat. Its the residue of glyphosate in the soya that disrupts hormones in the body that is the threat.

sign off

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:31

Just join again and stop using the old name.

potato droop

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:23

Mine got very tall and then flopped over. They are ready for harvesting. Check one plant to see. If they have been in the ground for 12 weeks or so they should be ready.


What's happened to my Marguerite?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:21

 Paris daisy. All grown from cuttings taken off same plant in March.

Onion update

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:18

 The mug is a standard half pinter.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:13

 You can see that the star one is much weaker than the red one and not as tall.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

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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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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


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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

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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Identification needed

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