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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Kale & Beans

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:23

I read about growing beans up sweet corn, but I grow my sweet corn in a block, planted a foot apart. (7 x 10).  As it is I have to wriggle through the gaps to harvest the sweet corn, as it seems to be the ones in the middle that ripen first(presumably due to better pollination in the centre of the block). I wondered how much harder it would be if beans were all over them as well. How big a block do you have and how far apart do you plant the sweetcorn.?

Poppy seed head

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 09:16

If they are going to move, ask them if you can have a chunk of root of their plant .  The new neighbours will have it still as any bit left in the ground  will form a new plant.

Is it Right or Wrong

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:38

Talk to your sons neighbours. I had to stop a new neighbour from "trimming" the oak tree as he objected to the acorns falling. It has a preservation order on it. If you dont like oak trees don't buy a house with a 150 year old oak on the boundary.

If the tree has a preservation order on you cannot do anything that will damage or harm the tree, and that includes trimming the roots.

Some trees such as plums, will send up suckers if you damage the roots. you may have a bigger problem  then.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:21

Well it was a lot better than being at work all day.

OH has cooked dinner, and I've had a glass of wine.Mrs Fox has wood pigeon for dinner. Thats one less to eat my blackcurrants.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:01

Well I think that was the best tennis I have watched all week.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:36

Well its piddling it down here and it was in the Derbyshire peaks so its coming for you soon, Kef.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:25

If you have the telly on, watch the senior mens doubles at wimbledon. It's hilarious.

They've just shared champagne for Henri le Contes birthday, and sung happy birthday.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:19

I run the mower over them as well. I mix up as much grass cuttings as I can with them to speed up rotting down.

what could this plant be please

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:34

Salvia pratense?

what could this plant be please

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:33


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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