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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Poorly bamboo and Harlequin Ladybird infestation

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 14:07

The ladybirds will be after something else, usually aphids. leave them be.

The brown curling leaves sound like too dry? Dont know about black spots, you probably need a bamboo expert for that.

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:01

Jane 30. Please look at the dates on the posts above you.

Mony was ill,left ,  got better  and came back.

squash crown prince

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

As there are only two of us, I guess more small, rather than a few large would be better. I seem to have lots of flowers on at the moment on the crown prince, so heres hoping they set.

I also planted 4 courgettes Black Forest. One eaten by slugs/snails. One not doing much. The other two producing faster than we can eat them. The Marketmore cucumbers are a bit slow so far.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:01

Too hot to do anything. 

Must go and water though.

apricot Tree

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:00

I get fruit. Then the squirrels eat them before they get ripe. They leave the juicy bits all over the lawn, they only eat the stones. If only they'd leave them , I'd let them have the stones...

Please help identifying this Berry producing Plant

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:58

If you're thinking that they are sloes... No.  Similar colour berry but thats all.

Aloe Vera Issues

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:49

Too much Sun in the windowsill. Put it in a bit of shade for the summer.

Overwintering potted citrus

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:48

Where are you.? I was not expecting frost for months yet?

Brown circles in grass

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:44

Bitch or vixen I think. The dead patch surrounded by bright green is a giveaway.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:43

Couldn't sleep last night . Still dozy. Woken up by neighbours kids screaming in garden. Blue skies here. Looks like bbq weather.   Zzzzzzz

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 20:27

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: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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