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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Quick question on a leaf mold pile

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 23:11

blackcurrant cuttings

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 23:08

Make a slit in the veg patch. Put your cutting in, making sure the bottom is in good contact with the soil. Water it in. Make sure it doesn't dry out next summer. Move to permanent position this time next year. Blackcurrants are dead easy to root. I have even had prunings root when left on the ground because I didn't tidy up properly.

ID sub shrub

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 11:00

I could cope with an invasive amistad. Not much chance.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:58

I think the farmers crush the kernels to form a sort of corn flake before feeding it to cattle.

Quick question on a leaf mold pile

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:56

There are quite alot of us using non eec approved compost accelerators. The subversive gardening group. The request to water the compost heap is also useful at parties. It leaves the indoor loo free for the ladies.

Quick question on a leaf mold pile

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:54

Yes he does.

ID sub shrub

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:53

Depends where you are, buttercup days. I bought a set of ten supposedly hardy, named varieties last year. Only hot lips survived the winter , grew and flowered. Amistad regrew from the base, but took so long it has only just flowered. Cuttings overwintered and then used as bedding plants for us in the Midlands.

More IDs needed from the honesty shop

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:43

Could be a plain brunnera, or maybe Phlomis russeliana, although I think phlomis might be hairier than that.

More IDs needed from the honesty shop

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:32

I agree on the topone, hardy geranium, maybe sanguineum. Then  Lychnis coronaria, could be red or white flowered. Bottom one looks familiar but its not coming to me immediately.

Quick question on a leaf mold pile

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:29

I find that mowing the leaves off of the lawn seems to help the decomposition. The mower chops them and any collected grass mixed in seems to help the rotting process.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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