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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Dahlia seedlings

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:38

If you have new growth they should survive. Keep some fleece or even cover with a layer of newspaper if a frost is forecast.

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:24

Victoriana nursery sell marron de lyon that have big nuts.

They are self fertile.

You may have a wild type that will never give you big nuts for roasting.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:48

Next question. We now have regular visits from a pair of mallards. After demanding naked sunflower seed at the back door, she has a wander around on slug patrol. However she doesn't get as far as the veg patch. I bought cheap lidl beer yesterday for the slug pubs. OH says if the ducks get a taste for it ,we could get some funny landings. As it is, they come from the canal or river a couple of hundred yards away, between the two houses, over the garage,sharp left and land on the lawn, near the back door.

Do I fill up the slug pubs or not?

Mahogany Bedroom Furniture For Sale

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:40

Parallel universe

Does it burn well. I'm having a bonfire this afternoon. I need some potash for the blackcurrants



Posted: 08/05/2015 at 01:09

Well ,he's voted for the first time. I hope he's joking when he said he ticked all the boxes.

Then he got fish and chips as a treat.

He's gone to bed as he has to be up early to go to work tomorrow.

A great idea for improving slippery wheelbarrow ramps!

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:40


Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:32

The sweet chestnuts I have seen have different trunks to that but they have been coppiced. I cant see the leaves very well still. Are the chestnuts in very prickly cases.?

Some wilder types only give small chestnuts. The french or chinese chestnuts that have large marrons are a particular variety.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 17:57

Watered them in. Retired to bath.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:56

Nor in the East Midlands


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:25

Went out, put the stakes in for the sweet peas. Got rained on, came in.

Then the sun came out, and  I planted the sweet peas, then it rained again, so I got wet again and came in.

I've still got to tie them to the stakes and water them in

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