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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:06

The first one I think is a nerine.

Mice and sweet peas

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:04

I put propagator lids on, keep them on a high bench, and use mousetraps.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:02

The rescue  places wont let me have a dog, because I haven't got a six foot fence around my garden. I make do with walking neighbours dogs. If i fence it, it will keep out the wildlife.

Im glad that shadow has a new home. You can't stop instinct. When I was a kid, we had a border collie cross alsatian. She was very protective of us, but in the absence of sheep, she rounded up all the kids on ths beach that were playing football. We could never trust her completely with small children. If they were on the floor she was ok, but if you tried to pick a toddler up, she wanted to pull them back down again.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 18:53

I picked a few beans and some kale for dinner. I threw the tomato buckets out of the greenhouse. I need to put the staging back in tomorrow, so stuff can be put to bed for the winter.

Talkback: How to prune summer-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 04:08

What sort of raspberries are they?

If you trim summer fruiting types you may lose all next years fruit. Tie them on to wires in an arch to make picking fruit easier.

The first frost

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 12:51

Slight frost showing on the garage roof. I'll get the fleece out tonight.

Who still has bees?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 22:38

There are lots of honeybees on the flowering tree ivy that has infiltrated part of the hawthorn hedge.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 22:36

My dad dug his out when he did the foundations. Then when he got too old for the ladder, he extended it and added steps. Dunno why, in later years he got my brother to go under the car instead. Still, the sand he dug out came in useful for laying the slabs at the top of my garden.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 22:19

Dad is currently in  Mums front room with his train set. I threatened to put him in the pit in the garage, surrounded by his brick collection.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:23

My dad had " I did it my way" as well. Yes he did.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 16:18
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