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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Raspberry problems

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 19:45

give it time. if its set fruit, with sunshine and water it will ripen

Plant Id, please.

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 19:41

Have you got a picture?


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:41

Best to follow broad beans with calabrese (summer broccoli)

 You shouldn't follow brassicas with brassicas as it leads to a build up of disease. They should be ok after the  lettuce if that is the only other space.


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:35

compost them as long as they have no signs of blight

How best to plant my Astilbes in sandy soil

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:07

Astilbes like damp. Sandy soil is usually too dry.

Try adding lots of humus (compost etc ) to hold the water in. Otherwise you will spend a lot of time watering.

Mare's Tail

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:34

Best weedkiller is glyphosate mixed with a bit of fairy liquid to make it wet, otherwise with mares tails it just rolls off.  Stamp on the mares tails a bit to break the stems and make is easier for the glyphosate to be absorbed.

Constant mowing ( at least once a week) in a lawn will kill it.

No idea about the barrier , never heard of it.

Talk to your neighbour about clearing his side at the same time.



Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:28

I have been known  to remove all the wrong labels in tesco flower dept. Roses labelled as lilies, carnations labelled as roses. crysanths labelled as mixed flower bouquet. I don't think the lad putting them out had any idea what they were.

I love bees but

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:25

Yes they are making a nest. They won't keep attacking your roses, just until the nest is made. Then they will want pollen and nectar.

Tree Identification

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:20

Its not a horse chestnut or chestnut.

I love bees but

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:17

Leaf cutter bees. I found one making a hole in  the soil of a potted datura. Although its getting watered every day it doesn't seem to bother it.

I figure every bee helps at the moment.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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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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Fascinated by Fasciation

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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