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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Spuds in containers help

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:39

Fertiliser should have been in the compost or soil before you planted.   Don't let them dry out. Potatoes in bags use a lot of water. If you want early potatoes, have a ferret around in the bag, removing the bigger ones as you go. If the tops start dying off, or they have flowered, the tubers are usually ready and you can tip the lot out.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:35

Monty Don needs a sack truck for that banana before he needs an osteopath.!!

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:34

A brother label printer and the laminated tape. They have been stable for three years now. The unlaminated tape fades after six month in sunshine.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:15

Hmm, it might be a good day to watch the entire Poldark series back to back.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:49

Piddling it down here. I've just put the towels in the dryer. I must go and turn the soaker hose off. It's been running all night. Well the sweet peas should be wet by now.

Hardy osteospermum

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:31

Easy to strike from cuttings. Do you know anyone local you can beg a cutting from?


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:21

Ive got one plant over 5ft tall. Pink centre with pale yellow outer. Another is a white single but with yellow leaves.there could be some more yet to open.

Talkback: Is it OK to compost tea bags?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:15

I've never had a problem with either twinings or pg tips.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:17

The cow parsley is fairly shaded, but it has to be worth a go. Are your aquilegias flowering yet, dove? Anything special?

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:08

Cobra and sultana are my tried and tested. S. Anna is a new one to me.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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