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Latest posts by fidgetbones

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:42

Good sunflowers, Mrs garden. Did the yellow one just creep in?

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:36

I'd start with clipping the lavender, and remove any weeds. It looks like there are a lot of low maintenance shrubs, that just need a bit of a tidy up and weed extraction.

pulled my first parsnip yesterday.

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:33

But what did it taste like.?

Any recomendations for a garden to visit

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:32


The park and gardens are good at this time of year and not crowded.

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:07

I have a lemon eucalyptus, grown from seed in a pot. It will be coppiced each year, as it is tender and will go in the greenhouse for the winter. The leaves smell gorgeous. There is a difference in smell between lemon eucalyptus, lemon verbena, and the individual smells of lemon tree leaves , flowers and the zest of fruit, but they are all wonderful.

For the cost of a packet of seeds from Thompson and Morgan, go for it.


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:01

Just woke up for the second time. The first time was at 5-30 when I realised that I hadn't put the dustbins out. Hope no one thought there was a ghost. Me in the dark in a white dressing gown, wheeling bins around.  We're first on the round, so they get emptied at 7am.

Looks like a sunny day here, so up and at em.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:53

Lyn, it depends on whether he has had an "event" (heart attack or tia or stroke) before. For every 3000 people who have not had an event before, taking aspirin will prevent one heart  attack in a man and one ischaemic stroke in a woman. But three people are likely to be admitted with a gastric bleed. Also a higher incidence of indigestion . So in those circumstances, many doctors are stopping low dose aspirin as more people are hospitalised with side effects, than with what they were trying to prevent. In people who have already had a heart attack or stroke, the odds are better at secondary prevention, and so it is recommended that they carry on taking it.

Your dad should talk to his doctor before he stops taking any medication, but if he has not had a previous event, , I wouldn't worry too much.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 23:24

Can you get iplayer busy lizzie.?

Glad your dad has been found  Dove, maybe he needs a tracker like when new cars go missing?

My lights have fused downstairs, and I cant find the torch, so it will have to wait until daylight. I'm off to bed now.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 21:33

Salvia amistad in front of yellow rudbeckias.  I know you dont like yellow, but autumn needs yellows and oranges..

my hormones

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:20

 I only know because i had a run in over an interim tree preservation order  for a tree in the middle of a car park at the back of the shop.

Man from ashfield council turns up with said interim tpo for a walnut tree. But it's not a walnut tree says I. Its a pear tree. How do you know? He says.

Doh maybe because it has pears on it!!!

Pear tree came down.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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