Latest posts by fidgetbones

Tumbling Tom tomato

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:01

No, I meant long toms... they are a type of pot. much deeper than they are wide.

Tumbling Tom tomato

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 16:11

i found somewhere online that was selling a sling system to put a growbag in sideways instead of flat on its base, so the roots could have a deep root run. if you can only get six inch on the base, maybe the long toms that are used for roses may be a better bet.

Bad batch of runner bean seeds?

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 15:08

I wonder if it is something they have coated the beans with?

Growing sweetcorn

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 13:22

Sweet corn flowers do not look like flowers, they are a grass.

Independence Day?

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 13:08

Who would like to be a fly on the wall of Merkels office.?

Can anyone ID these two

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 13:04

I think the first one is a sweet william. The second appears to have tiny yellow flowers in the axils, it is probably one of the ground cover sedums.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 13:01

I got out of my first marriage relatively lightly. My friend in Australia gave up her career to travel all over the world with her husband, have three kids and do all the home support.  Unfortunately he was a womanising alcoholic, but with a terrific amount of charm. When they separated, he persuaded her that it would be in the best interests of the children to not divorce until the youngest was 18 , that she would always have the family home, and he would support his family. Nothing in writing though, even though her solicitor said they had him by the short and curlies by this point.  She still loved him and as I said, he was a charmer. ( or full of BS depending on your viewpoint)

He then proceeded to remortgage the house up to the hilt,and stash money where it couldn't be found. My friend was always having to face debt collectors, too scared to answer the phone most of the time, and in a poorly paid job just to put food on the table. and when it finally came to divorce, she was left putting the youngest through Uni, and ended up downsizing drastically to keep a roof over her head. Him and his new girlfriend moved into a huge new house, she of course doesn't work, but does charitable deeds and writes childrens books. (Vanity published)


Later partners can have a huge influence over decisions over money.

Growing sweetcorn

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 12:47

If they are in pots, cluster them together and tap the stems.the pollen will then fall onto the female flowers , where the cobs form lower down. You may need to do it a few days running. usually on a dry day ( I wish) the pollen forms a little cloud as you tap it.

Mine are outside but only 18 inches high. they are some way off flowering yet, but are planted in a block matrix pattern.


Posted: 29/06/2016 at 08:25

My mum's cats always preferred sitting on top of the boiler in the kitchen, except in the evenings, if the gas fire was on, Tiger would stretch out on the top of the gas fire. Only occasional smell of singed fur. on a cold day, he was not above biting the dogs tail to shift it from in front of the gas fire.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 22:32

Marion,I didn't realise you had half an acre. I think you work miracles for your age. You put us 27 year olds to shame.

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