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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Talkback: Is it OK to compost tea bags?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:15

I've never had a problem with either twinings or pg tips.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:17

The cow parsley is fairly shaded, but it has to be worth a go. Are your aquilegias flowering yet, dove? Anything special?

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:08

Cobra and sultana are my tried and tested. S. Anna is a new one to me.

Very curious

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:00

If they all open up like that, save the seed. Put me on the list.


Very curious

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:58

Sorry, I missed that

Yes, its a yellow foxglove.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:55

I've done a bit of looking at the garden. Some very nice, new aquilegias. A lovely ruffled triple yellow. I found a bronze leafed cow parsley under the magnolia. I assume it is an offspring of ravenswing, but it's not as dark. If I remember i will collect seed. Then a bit of digging. Soaker hose laid around the sweet peas. We don't seem to have had any rain for ages, and its getting very dry. Then I planted some cornflowers in plug trays to drop in gaps later  on. Now soaking in the bath.

Have a good evening folks

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:45

I tried them outside. They didnt grow very well and there was no crop. I've gone back to climbing french beans. This year I'm growing cobra and s. Anna.


Very curious

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:43

Looks like verbascum bananas and custard. Is there a photo of the whole plant?'


Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:42

I like giving the garden a good looking at. Only problem is that  then I see a job to be done.

Impruneta terracotta I

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 22:03

dilute some live yoghurt with rain water , and paint it all over the outside.

It should encourage moss and lichens to grow.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Lotus corniculatus

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

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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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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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squash crown prince

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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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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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