London (change)


Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:22

Well don't keep us all in suspenders... what is it?

Talkback: How to prevent Christmas tree needle drop

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 10:58

I have bought Nordmann firs for the last few years. I have the bottom inch cut off the stem by the farmer with his chainsaw when I buy it. Then I soak it in a bucket of water for a few days before I bring it in. It goes in a stand with water in the base that gets the occasional top up. I keep it away from radiators. It usually lasts up to twelth night, when it comes down, with very little needle drop.

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 00:15

Leave them. It is going cold this weekend, they will slow down then.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 18:15

Funny that , we had the same holly and ivy card arrive yesterday.

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:09

The stems are 2 metres and the heads about 60cm across.  Final position is not decided yet.

 I must move that orange bucket. They catch the sun here. Even more so if I trim a buddleia and rose in the hedge line.



Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:36

Snow gum at Kew. I cant look at a eucalyptus with a blue sky behind without thinking of Australia.

The smell of shredded eucalyptus reminds me of the big pile of shredding in Kings Park in Perth. They planted an avenue of different eucalypts, one for each Western Australian soldier who died in the Great War (WW1) Now nearing 100 years old, they are huge.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:28

 stepover apples in the kitchen garden

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:17

I went to Kew on Wednesday. Gorgeous blue skies all day.

 with low light behind it looks like a spaceship has landed.


Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 10:09

 Not in their final place yet, some concrete has to be mixed. Unfortunately I daren't leave them out otherwise. (excited fidget jumping up and down smiley face)

Improving Composting for the Elderly

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 23:24

You're very quiet tonight ,Edd.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
Replies: 24    Views: 557
Last Post: Yesterday at 23:12

Special offers

time limited special offers 
Replies: 5    Views: 251
Last Post: 24/03/2016 at 19:19

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
Replies: 72    Views: 2502
Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
Replies: 54    Views: 2057
Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
Replies: 24    Views: 1535
Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
Replies: 7    Views: 347
Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

Replies: 5    Views: 554
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

Replies: 4    Views: 345
Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

Replies: 8    Views: 617
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
Replies: 11    Views: 1017
Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 00:19

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
Replies: 24    Views: 1082
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

Replies: 2    Views: 555
Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Replies: 13    Views: 721
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

Replies: 6    Views: 900
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... 
Replies: 6    Views: 715
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34
1 to 15 of 43 threads