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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Planting in Dappled shade

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:23

Look at Longacre plants (plants for shade).


I am developing a bed of Roscoeas in a bed in the dappled shade of pear trees.

I had excellent service from this company. Ordered one day and delivered by courier at 9.30 next morning. Good packing and excellent plants.



Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:19

Easy, Kef.  John Lewis, online. they deliver. You relax at home.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 20:08

No, fairygirl. Lots of pit moggies, who spend their working lives underground, and when they see the sun, it affects the brain.

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 20:06

If its on their side, there is nothing you can do. If it knocks a fence over, it's not a good fence to start with. If it pushes the new fence over, give them the bill for repair.

If its creeping under the fence on to your side, spray anything on your side with glyphosate.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 20:03

Lots of newspapers,beckie. Every time he squats, pick him up and put on newspaper. he'll get the hang of it eventually.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:16

I remember stacking shampoos  all summer (holiday job) and selling out of Sun cream completely(in Boots) and lots of lobster coloured people wanting burn cream.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:42

Little boy hedgehog has gone to hedgehog hospital. They will keep me informed. I may be able to have some others released in my garden.

Very hot still here.

What's new with you ?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 10:38

Crown prince squash.  Lots of tennis ball sized fruit have set at the moment. They can grow 4 kg each so it could be interesting.


Also , last year I grew seaweed kale, which we enjoyed all winter.

Is this an Escallonia?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:33

Let us know will you?, Its always satisfying to know the answer, even if we are wrong.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:31

Hedghog survived the night. He is 250g so this years baby but weaned.  A lady from pricklyball lodge in Derby is coming to give him an injection to rehydrate him/her.

He is currently on a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel,as when they get dehydrated they get cold quickly.  This might be why he insisted on sunbathing yesterday.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

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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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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