Latest posts by fidgetbones

What is this Green Plastic Hose?

Posted: 07/12/2017 at 22:41

Our Virgin  tv and internet cable is in trunking like that. Its laid along the boundary line under a hedge.


Posted: 07/12/2017 at 14:56

Broccoli this year have a few wrigglers. They start swimming when salted. Odd one makes it to a pan of boiling water and it then gets fished out.


Posted: 06/12/2017 at 22:11

I always wash veg from the garden in salted water.  That's better than one request I had.

"A bottle of hydrochloric acid please.  "

What are you using it for?

"I've been told to wash the cabbage in it."

  Erm... No.

ID help please 🙂

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 11:25

I think the stem on number 2 is very elder like. (sambucus niger)  Try again when it has some leaves.

Show us ya Baubles!

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 17:32

We bought a cut Nordman last week from our usual place. It is outside in a bucket  until I clear some space for it. I went to lidl today and succumbed to a three footer pot grown for £16.99 We will have it on the patio.  I've just got to venture into the attic for the decorations.

Early ?

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 17:24

I already have a hellebore in flower that I wouldn't have expected until February. Two feet away a hardy Geranium palmatum is still flowering and a wargrave pink. Primroses also in flower.

Slate sculpture

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 17:08

If you have a drive around snowdonia, there are piles of it by the roadside. Most of it is classed as waste from roof slates. Some is being upcycled.


Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 17:03

I would be spending too much time  out there in my wellies (or dry suit) poking around in the seaweed. You have a lovely view, Liri.

Monkey puzzle seed

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 09:16

Monkey puzzles don't need a lot of heat. If they have germinated, I would take them out of the propagator and into small pots of loamy compost or garden soil. Then keep them in a cold greenhouse or cold frame over winter, just giving them protection from the worst of the weather.

Watering potted citrus during winter

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 18:03

If it gets too dry, the leaves start to curl. At that point I water it and make sure it drains well.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Do you remember?

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

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