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Strange male courgette flower parts

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:44

Al13, they are often like that at the beginning of the season. It is caused by inadequate pollination. Pick them off to encourage more flowers.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:40

I thought my poor excuse for a pond was too silted up for life. We meant to reline it, but then the mallards took up residence.  Today I saw a newt in there hunting, so it can't be too bad.

Dove, did you get the Cephalaria gigantea to grow?

If not, I can send you a small plant along with the snowdrops. I dug a load up this week.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 05:38

Good morning chicky..

Bergenia 'Sissinghurst White'

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 05:37

You could, but they may not come true, dependi ng  on whether bees have visited other bergenias in the neighbourhood. If you want more sissinghurst white, you need to dig them up and split them. The best time is spring when the flowers fade. Discard old woody bits and replenish the soil with fertiliser before transplanting fresh young shoots individually.

Runner beans

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 05:31

If they still have pests on, maybe, but even tatty leaves with slug damage help the plant to photosynthetise and grow, so I would leave them.

Ex Display Kitchen

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 05:28

My thoughts exactly.

Reported to moderators, advertising.

 

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Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:11

Yes. I have a sparkly ring as well.

Also I need a home for some spare cosmos.

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Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:04

Next saturday mrs g. Any time after three.

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Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:30

OH is working all next week in Berkshire. Only problem is all hotels are fully booked because of Ascot week. So hes stopping at his twins all week. Which leaves me the small job of getting ready for the party on Saturday. Getting numbers of people coming is like herding cats. Somewhere between 14 and 40 is current best estimate. I might need Kef and co to come and drink 12 litres of Pimms. Now, how many sausage rolls do I need?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:18

Planted the dahlias in the island bed, along with a few salvias( patens and african skies), eight delphiniums, and an odd penstemon red riding hood. I tied up the sweet peas again, and picked the first bunch for the house.

Then it started raining again.

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chelsea winners

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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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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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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