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Talkback: Grass snakes

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:51
Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:48

Chicky, how big is the brugmansia?

Removing evergreen tree and replacing with full grown other

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:44

Big tree can take a long time to establish properly.

However if you have deeppockets you could try these


please identify

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:45

Woolly scale insect


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:36

I started going to Ryton gardens when it first opened. I was working in Coventry and used to have lunches there.I was there when Prince Charles visited . I used to chat to Lawrence Hills and he took me to visit his wife Cherry. I saw it developed garden by garden. It expanded through the muck and magic era, demonstrating how to start an organic garden from a blank canvas. I think it has lost its way.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:13


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:52

I had a very odd feeling day. OH had left a tripod in Hinckley, so as he was going in that direction we went to Ryton gardens , or groworganic as it is called now. The cafe and shop has shut. The plant sales area has shut. The restaurant has reopened. We were the only people walking around the gardens. We saw one gardener and a couple making notes with a clipboard. The soft fruit area was padlocked, but peering through the locked gate, we could see loads of raspberries and gooseberries begging to be picked. The pear orchard was fenced off. I had the feeling we were there on the wrong day and we started whispering to each other. What was open was still maintained, but it seems to be going backwards not forwards. Very sad really.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 09:20

Verdun, how exciting. Are you starting a wildflower patch?

Plant ID please

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:47

Last one looks like Thalictrum delavayi, I think it has now been renamed Thalictrum dipterocarpum.  It is easy from seed, Try chiltern seeds.

There is a double one called hewitts double, but you dont get the airy fairy look.

If you want a good patch. plant 10 or 12 in a block six inches apart. It will seed about after that.

garden hoes

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:11

He has a rake type thing called a double lute. I didn't see a hoe.

I like a wilkinson sword thing called a swoe.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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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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Identification needed

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