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Latest posts by fidgetbones

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:25

I picked the last of the blackcurrants yesterday and made blackcurrant curd last night. Not an evening for standing over a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Hugh ferney watsit  says simmer for at least 10 minutes to thicken. An hour and a half later.... I'm still stirring, it's slowly getting to 82c and the foxes are arguing on the lawn over meaty chunks. Sounded like a load of kids arguing in the playground.  His 5 small jars turned into three and a half medium  jars, but it didn't curdle and most important, it tastes great.

Growth off Palm tree

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:13

It's flowering. Looks healthy enough. Leave it alone,it's fine.

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:11

Version, you want to see legs cucumbers. She bought me a bagfull. The vole ate mine while it was still on the plant. At least it's not eaten my figs(yet!)

Tree/Shrub Identity

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:06

The leaves look more like a magnolia. Did it have flowers on earlier on in the year?

Brown Bugs eating hedge

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 06:48

Loosestrife beetles and larvae predate on loosestrife. Have you got a photo.?

Best to get positive identification before you start spraying. Pyrethrum will kill most insects including the good ones.

finding thread

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 05:46

I have bumped it up for you. It was on page 2of hot threads. Each thread works its way down the pages until someone posts on it, and then it goes to the top again

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:25

When the temp hits 30C at work I send the delivery driver out to collect ice creams for everyone. Paid for out of the tea fund.

Mock Orange

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:00

Now.As soon as the last flower has fallen off, cut the thickest,oldest branches down hard, leaving new branches to flower next year.

Dianthus Diana

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:41

My autumn look is based on acidanthera, rudbeckias and cosmos, and dahlias. these should flower until frost. Sedums are easily propagated and give autumn colour.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 20:27

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: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57
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