Latest posts by fidgetbones

Surfinia - cuttings or collect seeds?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:18

You can propagate for your own use.You are not allowed to sell them.

flagpole cherry

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:14


Now you've got the space for something new.

If life gives you lemons , make lemonade.

plant help/id

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:04

It looks like an argyranthemum. If so it won't survive winter unless you're in a very sheltered site. Take cuttings in August, or lift and keep in a frost free conservatory or greenhouse.

Mottled and curling tomato plant leaves

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:32

Looks like tomato mosaic virus.

Killed my grass!

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:29

I think you should have used weed and feed in the first place.  You need to use a special type of weedkiller that kills broad leaved weeds, but doesn't kill grass.  Resolva  kills everything, so kills the grass as well.

Beet, Leaf Rainbow Chard

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:26

Plenty of time to sow more seed.  just rake it over and start again.

Lemon tree problem

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:23

Check the underside of the leaves for scale insects. They bite holes which then ozze sap.


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:17

Top one is purple vetch

Bottom one is Alchemilla mollis

Does anyone know what these two plants are?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:14

i thought the blue flowers look like speedwell, but speedwells are veronicas and I can't find a tall one like that.


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:10

The RHS offers a soil analysis service.   £30 for non members.

  See RHS website under  "soil analysis"

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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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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