Latest posts by fidgetbones

Problems with tomatoes

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:28

I think it is because it is that variety. It is grown for flavour and not looks.


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:19

If they are still on when you cut them, stand them in a bucket of water in a dark room like a garage with the door open. They leave the flowers and head for the light. Then bring them into the house.

Pollen beetles are harmless. If you spray pesticide on them, you will also kill pollinating bees.

Mysterious plant...

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:16

It is and they do.


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:57

I cannot and never could stand  Blair. To me he always came over as insincere and a liar. I didn't trust him at all. How he got voted in twice is beyond me. His way of talking, pausing and then talking again struck me that he was listening to someone speaking into an earpiece and then he was regurgitating it. He would have been far better off on the stage, though not financially of course. He probably wouldn't have accumulated 20 millions worth of property.

Remind me again... isn't he the only Prime Minister never to have been Knighted or made a Lord when he left Parliament. ?

I've sown clematis seeds, potted up my rooted penstemon cuttings, and picked a bowl of raspberries. Ladies semi finals today.. I need to get myself comfy on the sofa.

Pimms is £10 a litre at Morrisons if anybody likes it.

I found two copulating snails joined together , half way up the greenhouse glass. I put them in the middle of the lawn for the Thrush. We have some very tatty looking birds at the moment, I guess they're moulting.


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 06:01

I think you're better with a paintbrush, Pat.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:59

I think the leaves are too feathery for chocolate cosmos. They tend to be more like dahlia leaves and the flowers have a dark centre.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:56

Cosmos "dazzler" grows to 4 ft.

blackfly? ants?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:03

The ants are probably "farming" the blackfly. Wash them off with a good squirt from the hosepipe, or soapy water in a sprayer.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:01

We have been in Derbyshire today. Hubby wanted to try out a new scanner, anyway we ended up at Chatsworth farm shop. They had some local grown really impressive sweet peas at £4 a bunch.  Maybe I need to feed mine a bit more.


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 20:46

The scottish lad done good.

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