Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 07:05

Everyone still in bed?

I'll put the coffee on.

Plant identification please

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 07:03


Can you start a new thread with a photo and a bit more information such as soil, position etc?.

Calling all Caterpillar experts . . .

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 18:13

Large white butterfly.

Lock up your cabbages.

Plant ID

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 18:07

scabious or knautia, sweet william,  tall weed.

black currants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:03

It fruits on older wood. You should get a good crop next year. Only take out thick congested branches right to the base. Leave one and two year old wood to bear fruit. I prune out old wood after I pick the fruit.

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:13
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 sooner have a plague of ladybirds than a plague of aphids.

poppy disaster

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:06

The rain has ruined a lot of the flower buds, on mine. They have turned black  and Mushy and not opened properly.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:36

Watch it o n bbc iPlayer,Percy


Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:09

If you do that when the fruit are forming, you are likely to end up with blossom end rot, where there is a black flattened patch at the flower end of the fruit. This is because the plant is unable to take up enough calcium because of the lack of water.

You say they are in small pots. i grow mine in florists buckets with holes drilled in the bottom. I dont let the plants dry out so that they droop.On a very hot day, that may mean watering twice a day, once a day in normal conditions, less in overcast or raining.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:43

Fairygirl!!!! I thought it was Irn Bru they made from iron girders, not your feet.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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