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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Aquilegia Kew seed collection - sweet rainbows

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 11:01

The "winky series" of aquilegia  have upward facing flowers.

But you cant describe them as grannys bonnets.

Plant id please, just leaves at the mo.

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:44

I'm going for opium poppies

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:54

I spent yesterday dodging showers and hauling the shredder in and out. Today a friend's son is 21,so out tonight. I'd better try and get the ingrained soil out of my hands.

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 23:07

OK.  So how about move it to Friday 20th June. Meet around midday outside the coffee shop. (inside if wet)

So now how many have we got.

Me, Dove, Nut, Chicky , Busy bee and David K.

Anyone else?

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:09

I'm not neat. I have every intention,,,, but then the sneaky plants get away from me with their exuberance.

Oak Tree shedding leaves

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:44

We had a tree surgeon in for the day to take dead and diseased wood out of our tree. Swinging around on ropes like a monkey he found diseased stuff that we couldn't see from the ground. He took photos for the tree preservation people at the council and removed diseased stuff. We were alarmed that a big branch that looked ok from the ground had a large rotting area at the top.   It cost 400 quid,we got a huge pile of chippings to use as  mulch, and peace of mind. There is a preservation order on our trees,but they still have to have diseased wood removed to keep them safe. They should be ok now for 20years or so.

Best runner bean

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:13

And the rest of us in the frozen north (instead of sunny verdunland)have only just put the seeds in. Don't worry folks, still plenty of time to plant seeds and get a good harvest. My broad beans at  getting a good set of pods though.

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:05

That's a bit of a prize specimen of a weed. Have  you been feeding it?

Miracle Grow seeds

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:02

They did a patch of  these in the local garden centre. They were in desperate need of thinning. Unless you can recognise  the seedlings,you will get nothing like  the picture.

Oak Tree shedding leaves

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:59

Is it a big oak or a new tree?

Old trees that have   been pruned can get infected with the bracket fungus through pruning scars. A healthy tree should be able to ward off fungal attack.

  A new  tree may be suffering from wind burn or lack of water.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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: 05/07/2014 at 23:47

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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