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Latest posts by fidgetbones

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 11:57

I do that with all my beans and sweet corn. The greenhouse has mousetraps in place.

CABBAGE WHITES

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:27

Enviromesh has tiny holes in to let water and light in but not butterflies. You can get it online or from most garden centres.

http://www.enviromesh.co.uk/

 

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:24

You could line your compost bin with sheets of expanded polystyrene. That would keep the heat in better. I use a an old compost bag on top of my heap. Some use pieces of old carpet. Anything that keeps the heat in will help it to decompose faster.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:12

Well, I hope it doesn't bounce in my direction.

I love Bishops children as well. I have two dozen potted up and growing nicely, plus 6 for Mrs G.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:41

Good morning everyone.

 Blue skies and sunshine here.

Time for coffee.

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:05

Mice or voles, they will eat the seed and leave the growing tip.

Asiatic Lilies

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:35

That sounds good. I have some outside in pots, (nottingham outskirts) and they are showing through.  They were planted last year or year before. I top dress with well rotted farm yard manure as they like being fed. If the compost is too wet, raise the pot off the floor on bricks to let it drain better.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:14

Its not been my mums or mine either. Mums tomatoes are ready to go at least two weeks earlier than usual, with the date of sowing the same.

My seedlings in the greenhouse are romping away. February sown sweet peas are catching up with October sown.

My electric fan heater bill will be way down on last year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:11

Kef, have you read Never go back by Lee Child. Tesco had it on at £3. Its the latest one.

Multi Headed Daffs

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 18:39

Do you know what variety they are. ?

They look like tete a tete. Small bulbs will produce one flower. Larger bulbs tend to produce two or even three off of one stalk.

 

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 20:27

HODSOCK PRIORY

intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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HARVEST FESTIVAL.

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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

 
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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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