Latest posts by fidgetbones

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 17:37

I have had to swap computers. Kindle fire keeps giving error message.

I dont like this at all.

New look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 17:32

And th ed feedback gathering tool doesn't work either.

New look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 17:31

I go out for the afternoon and now I can't access anything!!!!

How to use a cold frame

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:15

They have to do the hokey cokey. Out in the day in a sheltered place so they don't get too hot. At night they go in so they don't get too cold. A week of that and they should be ok to plant out, but have fleece or newspapers on hand to cover up at night if it gets cold.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 23:12

I have cosmos, zinnia and cleome seedlings in the greenhouse. Ammi majus  in plug trays and a lot of rooted Verbena bonariensis cuttings to go out yet.

Dahlia tubers from last year are now shooting and need potting on.

I did sow some cherrry red knautia but not one has come up.(Sarah Raven seed)

My sweet peas in roottrainers are outside now, I need to get them in the ground.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 23:04

Congratulations Panda.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 20:29

No, when I stripped the walls prior to the new kitchen going in, half the plaster came off. The plasterer said it was because PVA on the walls, if you use a steam stripper, blows the old plaster off. he said he gets a lot of work that way. £600 bill later, I am using a standard white paint, watered down a bit for the roller. it has soaked up the first two lots of paint. A bit more to go on tomorrow.

I did spend a week camping style.. no electric in the kitchen,microwave and kettle in the living room. I always had a bed to go to at night. I couldn't go without a bed for four years.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 20:10

I spent most of today painting the walls in the kitchen trying to keep plaster dust down. I cant decide on final colours yet, so for now its all getting a coat of white.

However, when I went to open the greenhouse this morning, a couple of these were fluttering around.


The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:47


 This weeks vases. Spanish bluebells, which grow almost like hyacinths, and the end of the daffs. The only ones I have left to open are lemon strike.

Forgetmenots are fully out now,so I put a few in the vase.

How to look after Agave Americana Marinata Variegata

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 15:10

Plastic pots are best, they do become rootbound. Water well in summer, likes full sun, , keep on the dry side in winter and  frost free.They are supposed to tolerate a few degrees of frost,but one I left in the ground turned to mush over  winter.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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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 
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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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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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