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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:40

For anyone who doesn't like Mikes posts. Please press the ignore button against his name, as obelixx and nutcutlet suggest. 

  The above posts look like bullying.

Its not necessary.

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 22:15

If it sticks together  but is a bit grainy it is probably loamy. Really clayey soil can be moulded like plasticene.

A good loam is the best soil.

Removing a branch from a six foot high Magnolia

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 21:34

I cut back mine after flowering and it did OK

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:59

I suspect if it grows cacti well, its mainly sand, and free draining.

 I have some sand,I add as much organic manure as possible, as the fibre helps retain water instead of it running through. Also sandy soils tend to be hungry soils, the nutrients wash out easily, and you have to add fresh  fertiliser every year.

Room 101

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:54

I think room 101 is in the Tardis


Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:48

damp. If it sticks together  its clay, if it falls apart easily and you can see big grains its sand.

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:34

If you scrunch a handful in your hand, does it stick together or crumble easily?

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:28

Is your dirt clay, loam or sand?

Most are improved by adding organic matter. this could be peat, compost or well rotted farm yard manure. It depends on what you can get. Even coir or shredded composted bark will help.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 07:24

Hugs and best wishes to Verdun, Mattie and Lyn.

Veg patch prep advice?

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 23:32

If the garden is too wet or cold at the moment, spend some time perusing seed catalogues, and order your seeds. Potatoes and onion sets are now in the garden centres.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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

Identification needed

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