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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Spear and Jacksons new Kew Gardens range of tools - any good

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:27

I bought one of their neverbend  root breakers last year. Thats pretty good . Better than breaking another spade handle anyway.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:40

I'm hoping he will trim tonight and I can plant after, but at the moment he's sorting out someones  messed up 3D scan of a balcony rail.Emergency job,they want it yesterday. It appears that the man that scanned it doesn't know how to open the software.  If you spend £100 k on laser scanners and £50k on the software, why do the accountants think they are saving money by cutting out the £3k training course?

More good guys

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:31

What area are you in, greencab?

Plat/Weed Identification Please.

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:27

Mine invade through the hedge. If you let if flower, you'll find out its pretty invasive.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:48

I cleared a load of couch grass from a patch of clay. then I dumped 5 trug bucketfuls of FYm on it and forked it in. I know the couch will come back, but at least it should be easier to fork next time. OH is going to trim the hawthorn at the back of the border, then I will plant the Bishops children dahlias there for this season to see what I've got. A lovely magenta purple one has opened. Cant plant until he's trimmed, otherwise his size 12 boots will stomp all over it. He's not very balletic in the borders.

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:36

Otherwise you get scabious come up as antirrhinums!!!!!

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:26

Sage for stuffing.

Chives

Lots of mint... spearmint for mojitos and pimms. Applemint for mint sauce.

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:24

Seeds are coming ready now on some early flowering plants. For anyone interested in seed swapping later on in the year, here are some tips.

Collect on a dry day when the seeds are ripe.

Collect into a PAPER bag and not plastic, which will send seeds mouldy.

Store in a dark dry place.

Start saving junk mail envelopes to recycle as packaging.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/sep/12/carol-klein-collecting-seed

http://www.howtosaveseeds.com/

 

 

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:18

Later on i will have pompom aquilegias, eryngiums, Linaria purpurea, and various assorted salvias.. The hellebores all went out as fresh because they have to be sown immediately.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44
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