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Camera Corner

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:28

We're just looking for a new underwater camera for holiday. There is a clever little ricoh with a ring flash that needs no housing down to 14m which should be ok for muck diving for critters. I'm very tempted. Expect some pics of weird and wonderful when we get back.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:19

Lyn, my dad is the same, things have to get really bad before he will say. If we ask himif hes had a drink, he goes nag,nag,nag. He will blatantly lie to get back home. All sweetness and light with the nurses and cantankerous with the family. Selective deafness as regards not being allowed to drive, my brother has had to remove the car keys.    The trouble is my mum does her best to cope but she is 81. Sometimes i think it would be easier to train a labrador.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:22

The spider  was swaying a bit, so i took several photos and deleted about a dozen grotty ones. It is a little sony point and shoot on flower(macro) mode.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:30

I hope your parents are both better soon, lyn.

Verdun, make sure your mum is drinking. It is so easy to get dehydrated in hospital,if no one keeps putting a drink in front of her. Dehydration will make any confusion worse. My dad was really confused in hospital but is a  lot better now we more or less force a glass of fluid down him every hour..

My mother in law was given three months to live. She had dementia, a urine infection, and assaulted two ambulancemen, a nurse and a doctor on her way in to the hospital. A team of carers was put in place, she came home, and with careful feeding and making sure she drank, she improved a great deal and lived another five years.

Broccoli Plugs

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:59

Feed the soil, not the plant.  Distribute any home made compost and the bfb equally over the area. Tickle it in to the top few inches. You dont need to dig deep. Brassicas need to be firmed in. Dont forget to net against wood pigeons.

Broccoli Plugs

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:42

I would fork it over, a quick spinkle of blood fish and bone, and then plant.

Patio Apple

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:15

What variety is it? 

Talkback: Apple tree varieties

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:09

Probably nothing. Do you know what the varieties are?

 

Rose Rosetta disease

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 13:37

I thought at first it was robins gall, caused by a wasp. However I think it looks more like weedkiller damage. Have you mulched with stable manure?

some of it is contaminated with a weed killer that causes these distortions. 

If it is either of these two, it is temporary and you do not need to dig up the rose. 

Prune out all affected parts and burn, next year the rose is likely to be OK. Use a rose feed in Spring.

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:38

I'd take some cuttings now, and then if it doesn't like the move, you have spares.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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