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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

I.D please

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:23

Could it be a melianthus? 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:19

I had one - we had 9 acres, some Hereford bullocks,  a milking herd of up to 7 Golden Guernsey and British Saanan goats, an Exmoor pony, Guinea fowl, a flock of 60+ chickens, several cross-bred ducks and some muscovies, a pair of 'farmyard' geese, a small flock of Southdown ewes, some pigs to fatten and a little grey Ferguson tractor.  

Too old to take that lot on again, but if we're all clubbing together I'm happy to come along and supervise 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:05

Woody that sounds lovely - we love sitting out on our terrace - albeit quite a small one 

Well, I've been back on the lawn with my nose in the water again - we also have diving beetle larvae and hoverfly larvae (aka The Rat-tailed Maggot - that's not a nice name is it?)

help needed to identify weed/grass please

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:01

If I've got pics on my mobile phone, I email them to myself, download and save the pics onto my laptop and then upload them onto here using the green tree icon in the toolbar 


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!!!


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