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Latest posts by fidgetbones

pear tree

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 10:03

On the leaves or the bark?

 Could you upload a photo using the tree on in the tool bar?

dahlia planting

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 00:03

You are unlikely to have much success leaving them in the ground in lincolnshire unless you have very free draining soil. Better to lift and keep in a frost free place. that could be a cellar or an unheated bedroom in a box.

Growing sweetcorn

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:45

As above,

I always start mine in heat on a raised bench so the mice don't eat them.

I got 100% germination with Swift F1

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:14

The angelica is a bit dominant at the moment. It took me ages to place the fragrance. very elusive.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:12

 bronze leaved cow parsley

 purple heart  cornflower


Spuds in containers help

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:39

Fertiliser should have been in the compost or soil before you planted.   Don't let them dry out. Potatoes in bags use a lot of water. If you want early potatoes, have a ferret around in the bag, removing the bigger ones as you go. If the tops start dying off, or they have flowered, the tubers are usually ready and you can tip the lot out.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:35

Monty Don needs a sack truck for that banana before he needs an osteopath.!!

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:34

A brother label printer and the laminated tape. They have been stable for three years now. The unlaminated tape fades after six month in sunshine.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:15

Hmm, it might be a good day to watch the entire Poldark series back to back.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:49

Piddling it down here. I've just put the towels in the dryer. I must go and turn the soaker hose off. It's been running all night. Well the sweet peas should be wet by now.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

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

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

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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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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: 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... 
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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


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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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