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Latest posts by fidgetbones

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 11:13

If they want fresh blood, why not try a youngster. What was the name of that young lad at Chelsea last year... he seemed a natural.

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 11:11

I go with either. Alys seemed to disappear along with Toby Buckland. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 08:37

Ive just taken delivery of new bird feeders, and I've ordered some rain domes to try and keep the seed in them dry. 8 Blackbirds down on the lawn at the moment. I don't know how the little birds will cope with the domes, I'm trying one on and one off at the moment.

Twisted Gladiolis

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 20:17

I'm with dove, it sounds like the manure was contaminated with a weedkiller used on hay fields. If you can get home made compost, or even a sack or two of composted  fine bark oreven peat, that should help your soil. The rotting off is usually due to bad drainage.

Fantasy garden

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 10:55

There is a Piet Oudolf garden at Trentham too, and separate admission for Monkeyworld in the summer months only. You can take dogs on leads in, (not the monkey bit )so the whole family can enjoy a day out. They often have two for one offers on, so have a quick trawl of the internet.

Fantasy garden

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 10:35

Trentham gardens near Stoke on Trent.  There is a fairy trail there with about ten fairies and some 12ft dandelions .   The sculptor is Robin Wight of Fantasywire. His daughter Amy does the dandelions, his son now prepares kits to make a small fairy if you are feeling artistic. It comes with full instructions. My hubby made me one, in November.

The waiting list for six foot dandelions is now over a year. I ordered mine last March and got them the week before xmas. 

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 18:17

Next question...... when is the wedding? 



Posted: 18/01/2016 at 15:27

Clarington, are all the ones you taught CPR to, schoolchildren.?

I do think that first aid and cpr should be taught in schools, sadly it doesnt seem to fit in anyone department.

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 15:14

Thats no good for a January diet 

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 15:16

Congratulations tootles... mine took the odd 17 years to propose.. then I got him in front of the registrar within six months..

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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