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What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:26

I dug out a Phlomis fruticosa this year. Replaced with touchwood Aquilegias.

Anything on your Wish List?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:06

Eucomis "sparkling burgundy"

What have I been given?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:50

Bottom one looks like some form of euphorbia.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 18:48

OH has been very good today.

A trip to the garden centre resulted in a couple of bags of bulbs, now reduced by 70%(Wyevale) and lunch in the cafe.

Then we went to the supermarket, and he didn't complain once. (OH can't stand supermarkets)

I however made a very loud comment about three men with trolleys standing in the exit from the revolving doors, just chatting."You're standing in the way, boys" As  I barged the trolley through, one was heard to mutter "sorry".

After I gave the death stare to a man with a clipboard and stopwatch watching the checkouts, they opened up another one for me. Is it just me, but  wouldn't it be better to use all available staff to man the checkouts, instead of watching them?

Tomorrow I feel a trip to the jewellers coming on.

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:30

Glenys, we borrowed a  Jack russell for a bit. at the word Squirrel, he would chase them off the garden. The one that turned round and put its paws up got short shrift.

It definitely reduced the damage done for a while.

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: Yesterday at 18:06

I would add lavender to that list. The bumble bees in my garden will always be on the lavender (hidcote giant)

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:52

I got all the books in my twenties. John Seymour rules.

Unfortunately I never had the money. I figure to have the simple self sufficient way of life, you have to have a lot of money first.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 09:42

It has been decided that I am having an official birthday this year, when everyone is feeling 100%

A box of bulbs (late order) came yesterday, so I must try and get those in, but its tipping it down here.

Edd, you're incorrigible.

Punkdoc, if you have another greenhouse, it will liberate the dining room for dining and not raising cannas. The added advantage is she will always know where to find you. You could always have a phone extension in it, like my mum.

sweet williams

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 22:18

Sweet williams are biennial. Young plants planted out now will flower next year.

If they are all crowded in a small pot they will not flower properly. They should really have been planted out in September.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 17:19

Mums just rung, 

OH told her he thought my Birthday was tomorrow......

Hospital reckon dad is eating and walking around the ward. He can come home tomorrow for a couple of hours. Except when my sister said my mum has Norovirus, they backtracked on that one quickly. Funny thing is, when family is there, dad is in bed, refusing food, and dried up sandwiches are on the side...

I'll believe it when I see it with my own eyes.

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Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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