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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Brown Bugs eating hedge

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 06:48

Loosestrife beetles and larvae predate on loosestrife. Have you got a photo.?

Best to get positive identification before you start spraying. Pyrethrum will kill most insects including the good ones.

finding thread

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 05:46

I have bumped it up for you. It was on page 2of hot threads. Each thread works its way down the pages until someone posts on it, and then it goes to the top again


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:25

When the temp hits 30C at work I send the delivery driver out to collect ice creams for everyone. Paid for out of the tea fund.

Mock Orange

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:00

Now.As soon as the last flower has fallen off, cut the thickest,oldest branches down hard, leaving new branches to flower next year.

Dianthus Diana

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:41

My autumn look is based on acidanthera, rudbeckias and cosmos, and dahlias. these should flower until frost. Sedums are easily propagated and give autumn colour.

flamingo willow

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:34

Is it coming from the graft point?  Do you have a photograph.?

flamingo willow

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:32

Is it all green but with the same shape leaves?


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

Two of my bluberry plants inexplicably died over winter. The one remaining has no pollinator, so no blueberries this year here. But I prefer blackcurrants anyway.

Too hot to be in the garden, so the hangy thing beckons and I might take Jack Reacher with me for the afternoon.

I bought a yellow arum for £2.95  and a pink one for £1.95 this morning from the fruit shop next to the caramel donut shop. Just need a good drink of water and potting on.

Dianthus Diana

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:38

You can make lots of new plants. Take "pipings" or strong unflowered shoots, about 10cm long. Insert in gritty compost, water in and leave. They should root  in a few weeks and then be potted on.  You can induce it to flower by giving it tomato food or something high in potash.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

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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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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