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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Trailing hanging basket plants

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 13:37

Try Dichondra argentea 'silver falls'

I'd move it out of sun in this heat and soak in a tub of water.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:03

Ours  doesn't cough. They do chunter at each  other if they arrive at the food tray together.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:38

Did you wet it? It may be too dry?

Rose Id

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:20

The top one looks like Queen Elizabeth. I have one I inherited that grows 6 ft tall.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:36

SGL, if hedgehogs are out early, they may be looking for water.... don't forget to put a shallow bowl out for them.

Scorchio here. More watering tonight, work all day tomorrow.

Old "Compost heap" / Leaves - What to do?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:58

The top may not be ready, but if the stuff at the bottom is brown, crumbly like peat, and has an earthy or no smell, it is great for mixing in the soil when planting anything. Scrape the partly decomposed stuff together. If it is dry, water it. It should rot down better like that.

When to harvest seeds

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:21

I would cut off all spent flower heads on sweet peas, and not let any set seed until late August. If they seed now they will stop flowering. With sweet peas, you need to keep on cutting at the time of year.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 05:18

Bill, we will miss you.

Bats in the belfry

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 05:14

Can i have some.? We seem to have lost the bats this year.

What is this, please

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:36

A mallow or lavatera. It should flower soon. Further pictures would help with identification.

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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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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