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Posted: 27/12/2014 at 19:47

Path cleared of snow, so can get car out now to take aussie lodger to airport at 5am for flight to Dublin. I hope the airports not shut tomorrow.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 22:37

The kids across the road from my mum made a snowball so big they couldnt move it.

 Sledging in wollaton park tomorrow anyone?



Posted: 26/12/2014 at 22:35

They can have mine, gran.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:39

Much worse in north notts than south.    A 38 near Mansfield is diabolical.

M1 from jct 28 to 25 slightly better. 40mph speed limit too fast.  No gritting done before  8pm.

Verbena Bonensiaris

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:08

I took cuttings a month ago and they look ok in the greenhouse.

Last march i took a load of cuttings from overwintered plants. They rooted really well and made good plants.

internet problems

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:05

Mums tv has been playing up all the time it has been snowing tonight.  Mansfield area. She usually gets the south yorks signal better  than east midlands.

Mine is ok in nottingham but its cable.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:59

Lots of snow in notts and derbs. Avoid M1 and A38 ' gritters not out yet.

It just took us an hour to do a 20 min journey.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 18:52

Thank You, everyone for your thoughts.. Funeral went OK. Wake was a bit awkward. Funeral was at 9.30 am, so wake at 10.30. Tea and coffee and buffet provided at a local inn. Entertainment provided by watching who would go to the bar for an alcoholic drink first.

At least he had 84 healthy years before his sudden deterioration.

I feel desperately sorry for the family in Glasgow that lost two parents and a daughter, in the bin lorry tragedy.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 22:32

Yvie stevie, that is awful. I wish I could say I was surprised, but I'm not. Communication in hospitals seems to be a lost art.

Certainly, the hospital seemed to have written my father off at 85.

Queens medical centre in Nottingham, has just given my great aunt sylvia a pacemaker. She's 99. Should be good for another five years then.

Phalaenopsis orchid as house plants

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 21:05



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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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

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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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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