Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:36

Well its piddling it down here and it was in the Derbyshire peaks so its coming for you soon, Kef.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:25

If you have the telly on, watch the senior mens doubles at wimbledon. It's hilarious.

They've just shared champagne for Henri le Contes birthday, and sung happy birthday.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:19

I run the mower over them as well. I mix up as much grass cuttings as I can with them to speed up rotting down.

what could this plant be please

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:34

Salvia pratense?

what could this plant be please

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:33



Posted: 04/07/2014 at 00:12

Demand is falling because people are short of money and choose cheaper alternatives. Growing your own can save money. Pesticides are expensive and many people prefer not to use them. With oil becoming more expensive, the mileage that food travels is also important. Should I eat organic beans grown in my own garden, or imported non organic snap peas flown in from Kenya? Surely home production is better? My bees would also prefer me not to use pesticide sprays. No bees equals no beans or peas.

lime water

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:49

Lime is ok on most veg. Brassicas thrive on it. Camellias and rhododendrons hate it.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:47

Orchid lady, that hollyhock looks more like a mallow. Same family, I know...

Talkback: Make your garden bee-friendly in summer

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:38

Tree bumble bees seem to really like bird boxes.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:33

I think that traditionally,in countries with high infant mortality rates,and no welfare payments, the way around it was to have lots of children, so that parents had a chance of someone to look after them in their old age. With vaccines and antibiotics, infant mortality rates have reduced,giving an increased population with no more food, hence starvation and charities like Oxfam providing food. I agree that an expanding population is unsustainable, but gm products like corn and the high fructose corn syrup lead to increased obesity not less. Saying that the poor in this country cannot afford fruit and veg is not true. If they have money for cigarettes, mobile phones and sky tv, it's not a lack of money that is the problem.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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


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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: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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: 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

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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