Latest posts by fidgetbones

Hodsock Priory

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 01:54

That bank of hellebores has grown quite a bit in the two years since our forum visit.

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:24

I thought I had lost it last year, but it came up frum the base, very late flowering though, compared to rooted cuttings overwintered in  the greenhouse


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 18:22

Anyone of delicate sensibilities, look away now.

Have you ever been in the supermarket, thought you were talking to hubby, and found he had moved away and you were talking to a complete stranger?

Well, the hotel cat seems to have hit on me for a soft touch.  It followed us into breakfast this morning, a buffet arrangement. After I had got cereal, I was by the hot dishes, when I uttered to the man next to me, dressed in same colour t shirt and shorts as hubby, and said "pussy would like some bacon" . An american man I had never met before turned round and said"excuse me" in an indignant voice and took two steps away from me. 

Ho hum.

Two young canadians on boat. Male was buff. Female was about a slender size 6 and made dumb blondes look good. We had a performance while she was taking off her frilly lacy shorts and poking her pert posterior in the direction of a boat full of men with their tongues hanging out.

Later on we were introduced. His name was Ken. I have no idea what hers was because I couldnt get Barbie out of my mind.

Difficult dry shade woodland planting

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 00:24

Is it under conifers shade or deciduous?' Deciduous woodland shade will support lots of spring flowering perennials before the trees come into leaf. Foxgloves, cyclamen, hellebores, pulmonarias would all do well.

What plant is called a Double White?

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 00:04

I was thinking of double shasta daisies too. I think my nan used to call them that.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 19:46



Wedding flowers ideas

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 19:45

I cant post links as I'm only on my kindle.  Currently on my belated honeymoon. Some of my photos are are on the cut flower thread. 

Wedding flowers ideas

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:04

Have a look at "having a go at a cut flower patch" page 12

Wedding flowers ideas

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 17:58

Do you want centrepieces, table decorations or big church decorations?

I did my centrepieces with gladioli, but that was October, in July a lot of delphinium spikes would look good in tall jugs.

Wedding flowers ideas

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 17:48

Jam jars full of sweet peas.. lots of colours. Start this autumn, overwinter in a cold frame, sow some as back up in march, if you have a 12ft row, you should be picking 100s right through July and August. The more you dead head or pick, the more you get. See David Ks sweet pea thread.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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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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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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