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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Xhose collapsible hosepipe bursting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:37

Its quite common. Last year there were a lot of complaints about this hose. Ask for your money back.

Tomato Tree!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 05:59

They are not the tomatoes like you get in the supermarket for salad.

Plant ID needed please

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 21:50

Purple flower is chives.

Bottom one is a single pink rose,or maybe it is the rootstock that is flowering (dog rose)

I don't think the top one is a fig,the leaves are not hairy enough.

What do I have?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:47

I'm still thinking sycamore for the middle one. I doubt they will have gone to much expense, and an ornamental acer that size would be expensive. It looks like the seedlings I spend all year trying to get rid of. Any trees that close to the pavement will have to be cut back to stop them poking the eyes out of pedestrians.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:43

Cut it down at once. Do not let it seed, you'll be inundated with it. Stewed in a bucket of water to make a tomato feed is the best use imho.

Another one to identify

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:13

Theres a nice pink version as well aka Canon Went.

Another one to identify

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:12

I think its Linaria purpurea, not to be confused with Lythrum salicaria, the purple loosestrife you get in damp places and at the side of rivers.

Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:13

Corydalis lutea......the yellow corydalis.

Plant ID

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 20:01

Phlomis russelliana. Herbaceous, it dies down in winter. The  flowering stems can give winter structure amongst grasses. Increase it by dividing in Spring when it starts growing, or if you shake the flower stems when they go brown, the big seeds are easily sown  singly in small pots, and planted out at the end of summer to flower the following year.

Tulip "Nursery" ?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:58

Tulips originally came from turkey, and they bake in the summer sun, up to 40 degrees. We dont get that here.  They would need your sunniest spot. As tulips are cheap, I use my sunniest spot for the sweetest sweetcorn ever.

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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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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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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