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Posted: 30/04/2014 at 16:09

I've just been laying on the grass on my tummy with my nose just above the surface of the pond - think we've got dragonfly larvae as well 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:39

They're gorgeous  but they'd probably eat my tadpoles 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:37

Are you posting on a laptop/pc?  Some phones/tablets don't show the toolbar 

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:35

How have you been germinating them - in a heated propagator?  It's been a bit too cool for them to germinate without. 

Sweetcorn needs a constant minimum temperature of 16C to germinate

I'd have another go when the weather warms up if you don't have a heated propagator.

Good luck 

Red menace

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 14:41

It will be algae - try adding some Barley Straw extract - it will keep the water clear, but you need a certain amount of algae on the stones etc - that's what all the little critters eat 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 14:39

How big are they Clari!!!


More identifying...

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 14:07

The last one's what it says on the label - Dorinicum (Leopard's Bane).

No. 3 is a saxifrage 

Not sure about the others - it'll be easier when the flowers come out. 

French blue lake sowing

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 13:09

I've not grown Blue Lake, but this site says wait until all danger of frost has passed

I'm growing Buerre de Rocquencourt wax beans this year as well as runners, and I understand that the BdeR are happy with cool nights, so I'll sow them soon - but leave the runners until later in May.  I'll direct sow the wax beans - not sure whether I'll start the runners off in the mini greenhouse or direct sow - it'll depend on how the weather is after the cold snap of this weekend. 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:54

It's a great timewaster Verdun 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:16

I should have been  sowing seeds but I was sitting on the Shady Bank gazing into the pond, and ..................... Dove is VERY EXCITED!!!    

We appear to have some Newt tadpoles !!!!!

I can't think what else they can be ............ they must've come in as eggs laid on the leaves of water plants I bought from the Aquatic Centre 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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