Latest posts by fidgetbones

University Project - improving gardening tools

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:28

 I think we should set up a special part of the forum for these students. We seem to have the same question over and over.

Daffodils....too late?

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 23:21

Dig a hole and stick them in it. I found some today  in the garage. They are going in tomorrow if I can get a fork in.  I planted some alliums that were growing roots today as well.

Pruning Very old climbing roses

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 23:15

As with any pruning, start with cutting out dead or diseased wood. Then cut out any branches that rub against another. Then stand well back and have a look at it. Take off any flowered shoots to about a foot from the branch they start at, leaving a new shoot to flower next year. If it is still congested , I would take out a third of older wood back to around six foot. I suspect if you cut too hard back into the trunks, you may lose it.

Last edited: 26 January 2017 23:17:34

What A Start to 2017

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 20:51

It sounds like you should still be off work until you are recovered properly.  If cold air on your chest is making you wheeze, you are not better, should be indoors, keeping warm with lots of hot drinks.

 A lot of people on here have had the lurgy over christmas and new year. Post viral fatigue syndrome lasts a few weeks , even though you feel better.

 Look after yourself.

Lemon tree leaves

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 20:41

They get too hot in winter indoors by a radiator. They can stand it quite cold, but not freezing.  If it has dropped a lot of leaves, prune it quite hard. A porch or cold conservatory is probably better than inside a centrally heated house.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 20:34

and don't get me started on foreign lorry drivers on left hand drive on the M1

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 20:32

I really think that everyone should have to resit a test after 75, and then every five years. My dad had a cousin still driving in her nineties. She figured it was OK as she was only going on roads she knew and only went slow.... I know in some cases it is their independence, but OMG.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 19:50

I'm glad that Hosta got the rock moved without doing his back in.

Hubby got his car back today. Now he has to relearn an automatic. It only took eight weeks to fix.  It got MOT'd this morning then arrived back. He filled up the tank on the hire car yesterday. They are fetching that back Monday so we need to do some running around to use some fuel up.  The old car looks like a new one, except the smell is paint instead of the new car smell.  We took it out to test it, for a bit of a run round.

Then coming back from the supermarket, an old bloke pulled out in front of us when we were on the island(our right of way). Hubby slammed on the anchors, I swore a lot, and it took us hours to calm down again. That would have been a bad phone call. Well we know you've just put a new rear end on, including changing the back seat, but now the front needs doing..... Nooooo.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 08:34

What a beautiful building. Russia is on my bucket list, but not near the top yet.

Its freezing  fog here this morning.

Odd lilac growth

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 20:12

Its fasciated. It is usually caused by damage to the growing tip at some point. Have a look here.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Chatsworth Photos.

Photos from the Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 
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Any thoughts or musings? 
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A friendly place to chat about anything. 
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what has been your plant of the year? 
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tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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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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