Latest posts by fidgetbones

Should I give the bishop a pinch?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 20:08

Yes, I pinch them out lower down  that that, about every six inches


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:06

I find they drop most seed as you cut them. Leave them in place, the goldfinches find them. The purple flowers are good for bees. The hollow stems when you cut them down can go into making a bee house for solitary bees.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 11:00

Flower arrangers often want them for their winter arrangements.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 10:58

If you let the seeds drop, you will have a forest of seedlings. I dropped some on the lawn, and a load came up but they don't survive mowing. I always have a few in the borders. Once you recognise the seedlings, they are easy enough to remove.

Independence Day?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 09:25

I see that the sum total of yearly pensions that the Kinnock seniors will get, is more than most people could hope to have as a total pension pot in their lifetime. Bet they won't be helping the Welsh steel workers though. Kinnock junior has just resigned his position in the shadow opposition, distancing himself from Corbyn. 


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 09:01

Punkdoc, show us your pics. I've never been on safari, it's on the list. Some neighbours went, they have some fantastic pictures.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:58

Sounds wonderful, punkdoc.

When we came back from Papua New guinea last time, we had four flights and 36 hours of no sleep. I can't sleep sitting up. We got home and went straight to bed. At some point I woke up, looked at the wardrobes, and said " do you know, this hotel room has the same wardrobes as we have at home"

I still think that most of jet lag is lack of sleep. The only time I have got off a long haul flight and felt decent was the time I had a meltdown when I checked in at LA , was told the seats we had booked had been given to someone else, despite this being three hours before take off, and we ended up being upgraded to business. Lie flat seats.  Eight hours of sleep in a twelve hour flight. Bliss.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:48

Kitty, you need the what to do with pallets thread.

Independence Day?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:41

I see that most of the Labour shadow cabinet has resigned, and there are calls for the president of the Eu to resign, because they were so hard on us. I think that the aftershocks to the earthquake are still happening.  German car manufacturers have said they still want a free trade deal with us. Of course they do. That's all we voted for in 1975. We did not vote for a United states of Europe.

As someone said on question time last night...

The peasants are revolting and have just given the politicians a bloody nose. Now what are they going to do about it? 

All I see at the moment is a lot of headless chickens, scared for their jobs.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:24

Hubby has just said.... it's Sunday today , isn't it?

Errm. No.

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plant identification

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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any non religious ideas 
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We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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