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Latest posts by David Matthews2

Can anyone help me identify this tree (Is it a walnut)

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:39

I agree with Nutc. - definitely Ginko b. [leaves turn a gorgeous golden yellow - see new issue Gardeners World magazine article].

Nails in plastic compost bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 18:23

Ask Professor Yaffle, he'll know for sure!! [Bagpuss character].

Latest book.

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:16

Hi, Runybeak, I have sent Pm request for book as advised. Yours, hopefully DavidM.

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:53

My Green Zebras have had only the vaguest tinge of yellow, even when quite ripe! *I find the 'squeeze test' (be very gentle mind) is the most reliable guide to ripeness...

Pumpkin vines

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:09

MrsG: you might spray paint your 'undersized' fruits and hang them on the Christmas tree...?     as organically-grown novelty ornaments!

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:28

Fair point, CharlieN: let's say about a dozen or so of each, please? *I've Pmd my contact details to you.


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:06

Thanks, Fluffycloud: the bush is in full sun but as it's near the greenhouse, it often has extra watering with a spot of tomato feed...

ID caterpillar please

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 20:09

I'd  go for Cabbage White butterfly - but it's so blurry that I have to be a little uncertain.


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:49

 One 'mop head' coming into full bloom.

Wierd spider ID

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 20:44

If that is the case, Zoomer, then MrsG & my various spiders with enlarged abdomen segments are 'in the club', had we best all look out for a crop of spiderlets 'ere long??

 Different view of same spider (after eating the slug, & numerous flies over the last several weeks). Makes a lot of sense if she really is heavily gravid...


Discussions started by David Matthews2

What shall i do with a 'Hairy Onion'?

Head of bolting onion has grown 4 feet, then sprouted 'hair' 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 19:47

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Small evergreen shrub withsharply-pointed glossy leaves and white 'malteser-sized' bobbles supported on short stems. 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 18:17

Gardening featuring in Seasonal Greetings...??

Do other 'forkers' know of examples of gardening techniques and practices being featured? ing in  
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Last Post: 26/12/2013 at 06:47

Getting Crafty in my old age...

Planting and discussing spring bulbs with my grand-daughters prompted an ad hoc craft session with them the playroom 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 21:26

Huge Bee on Winter Clematis "Freckles"

Sighted this afternoon in my sheltered courtyard....can anyone identify the bee species? 
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Last Post: 21/12/2013 at 06:56
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