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Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:03

I had a conversation the other night with OH about microchipping. We do it with dogs, wouldnt it be a good idea to do it to all kids at birth.? Then if they got lost and couldnt remember who they are, you can send them home. He settled on, give them an iphone with a tracker in. All right until they lose the iphone.

Mum told me a little story about last time they went to Disneyland. Dad came out of the toilets with his flies undone. He couldn't find the tag to pull up the zip. So they went around the corner and mum was on her knees trying to find the zip pull, in front of dad. Only trouble was the quiet corner was the staff entrance. Picture mickey mouse watching a 75 year old on her knees , fiddling with the fly of a 77 year old man.

All perfectly innocent. 

Now he has a piece of string attached to make it easier to pull up.

my hormones

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:41

Ay up mi duck. Arent Doff in Hucknall? Thats Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, not Nottingham.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:56

It will need to go under cover, or you can take cuttings if it has stopped flowering. I usually do the cuttings when i cut them down in late october to go in the greenhouse.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:49

I found three lurkers in the courgette patch. Now if I'd been going for the biggest marrow competition I would be happy. I have a flower on the discovery apple, and last years brugmansia cuttings are flowering, despite not being fed and in too small a pot. Funny old year.

Baby cyclamen

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 19:29

You could do either. Carefully lever up a few seedlings and pot on in gritty compost. They look a bit crowded there.

Please ID this plant

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 19:26

Clarkia elegans

Anyone for Coffee

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:21

Mix it into your compost heap


Plant ID please!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:20

It looks like an osteospermum. As we had little frost last year it survived the winter. It may be hardier now it is bigger,but I wouldn't risk it. Take cuttings of unflowered shoots now, dip in rooting powder and plant in a pot of gritty compost. Keep frost free and on the dryish side over winter. Pot on in spring and plant out in late may or early june.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 19:40

Looks like calendula seedling. It should overwinter and flower next year.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Honestry definitely


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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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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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