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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Summer has arrived

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:35


scented bedding plants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:22

Lilies are nice

Planted under the bedroom window 


Cultivar ID

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:20

Caring for sweet peas whilst on holday

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:17

What. No-one would like a free bunch of flowers?


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:15

Good luck 


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:12

Maybe it's all the talk of cake that makes  the idiots think we need kitchens.

scented bedding plants

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 22:24

10 week stocks will also have scent. Plants are currently available in garden centres. Its a bit too late to grow from seed.

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:28

Actually, just remembered. Bramley is a triploid, and will not self pollinate. It definitely needs another tree to pollinate it.

You need a mid season flowerer such as James Greive, Charles Ross, or Katy.

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:21

My big apple tree was flowering but not fruiting. We think it was because the pollinator (in next doors old orchard) had fallen over and died.  I got some cheap small  apple trees from Morrisons, and planted them. Some blossom, but obviously enough to pollinate , beacause  it is back to huge crops. We had been contemplating cutting it down.

Replanting/moving rock roses

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:59

Take 3inch, non flowering shoots. Strip off the lower leaves. Dip in rooting powder.

Plant  4 to a 3inch pot, around the edges, or use plug trays. Water in and let drain.

Use a propagator  tray and lid, but you wont need heat. the propagator lid is just to stop them drying out too fast.

Pot on when roots are coming out of the bottom of the pot.

Use a mix of compost and perlite or grit to pot on with(free draining)


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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