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Latest posts by fidgetbones

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:32

Thunderstorms started at 9pm last night until 10 am this morning. (Nottingham area) Got drenched going to work , only just dried out. The roads are lethal, with run off and huge puddles, and cars going far too fast for the conditions.

Every one of my buckets outside filled up on their own. every plant stood in a tray is now drowning and I will have to drain them all tonight.

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:16

I buy feed that does not have a lot of wheat in it. The little birds just chuck the wheat out and it grows as you say.  Cheap bird food is packed out with the stuff.

You could feed sunflower hearts. there are no husks and the birds love them.


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:14

Be careful of Ideal World. tv shopping. They auto enrol you in a club, and if you don't decline this within 30 days they send you a worthless book of vouchers for which they then debit your card £50.  Not as cheap as you thought.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 21:28

Just finished watering, and the heavens opened. Its thundering and flashing and tipping it down.

What is it?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:19

We all started out with no experience. By looking, listening, and asking questions, we  gain knowledge.


Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:16

Sacre Bleu. A British beach owned by the French? Quelle horreur.


(aplogies for the french, I failed my french O level)

What is it?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:11

I always know when hayfever is going to go through the roof when the fields are bright yellow with the stuff. I hate the smell of it.

Runner beans

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:09

Give them a good soak. dont feed. If it cools off a bit then they will carry on trying to flower and form seed pods.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 18:34

mist this morning. had to put the headlights on the car at 8.30.

mist and cloud lifted at lunchtime. Now 29c and humid.

Horse Chestnut

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 18:31

Hardy geraniums do well in dry shade.  Spring flowering bulbs will usually do well under large deciduous trees. Foxgloves are also ok.

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