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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:37

I have grown "candy mountain" this year. I think they are a real improvement on the native species. I have over a dozen scattered around the garden, if I paid a fiver a plant it would cost a fortune. £2.69 a packet of seed ... bargain. If you want something lighter, I have found primrose carousel to be good as well.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:22

Bob, the salvia patens is a really deep blue velvet colour. The photo shows it lighter. Grown from Sarah raven seed last year and over wintered in the greenhouse. Plants from its seed this year are not yet flowering.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:17

There's a lovely full moon in a clear sky here,if anybody fancies a howl


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:00

Well I've has a nice evening out at Carluccios. My friend got away from all the bickering/sulks/insults from A level twins, and her husband got to cook them dinner.

Its another new day tomorrow,and I really need to get the sweet corn in.

Time for bed now, Night night , folks



Posted: 12/06/2014 at 23:35

Nut I have PM'd you re clematis.

Ichneumon wasp

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 23:02

That another new one for the list, I thought it was a hunting spider, not a jumping spider. Although it did jump on its prey. and it is striped like a zebra.



Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:54

Ear calm is over the counter.

My cold seems to have gone.  I'm off out to take my friend out of the way of her twins who are doing A levels at the moment. Its a bit fraught in her house.

Foxies will get dinner late tonight.

Have a good evening folks.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:45

Clarington, are you still doing gluten free?

 When I was in Australia I noticed that the Australian  Womans weekly (published once a month...what can I say) used to have a lot of gluten free recipes. You can search within their online pages.
  Lots of goodies there.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:19

Clarington if you see this, Try Ear calm spray. Its got a weak sterile solution of acetic acid in (vinegar to you) and I find that when I am diving, if I use it at the first itchy bit, it stops full blown earache developing.  Try painkillers as well.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:11

What have you ordered , Stephen? What do you think of Wisley amethyst? flamboyant or what?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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