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Latest posts by fidgetbones

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:58

Stuff is drying out fast. The downpour last week has gone. I have plants drooping. I left the soaker hose on the new raspberries last night. It will go on the beans and sweet peas tonight. My Magnolia soulangeana is covered in powdery mildew. Not a good look next to the glossy leaves of M. Grandiflora Exmouth.

 

At least it's well watered

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:35

How many people leave the tap running while you clean your teeth?

My friend in Western Australia has no rain for months at a time. They are sand over limestone, so everything runs straight through. Many houses have private boreholes for garden watering. They are only allowed to use sprinklers on certain days each week, and the rain water butt is bigger than my shed, 5 thousand gallons I think. It takes all the water off of the roof. Everyone has meters, baths are classes as luxuries.

Gardening Using Artificial Intelligence & Facial Recognition

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 07:21

Good for cabbages?

Lillies

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 22:40

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/86732.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

Lillies

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 22:33

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/86730.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

Longiflorum lilies

 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/86731.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Yellow tree lilies behind Eryngium giganteum.

sweetcorn

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 22:01

I have grown Swift for three years. I sow seed under glass in individual pots in May and plant out in June when frosts have gone. Mine are between 5 and 6ft. They are in a block, 7 plants by 10. They are only just opening the male flowers, and the females are barely showing. I do not expect to be eating the corn until September.

Garlic what varieties and where do I buy

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 21:55

try the garlic farm on the isle of wight.

http://www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk/

 

Any Apple Experts?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 16:53

I love Apples macs

I've been using them since a retailer lent me one of the early ones for the weekend to try, 20 odd years ago.  It went back but I ordered one. I find them much more reliable than PC's. For graphics, or video editing, the only way to go.

TWO PLANTS - PLEASE IDENTIFY?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 16:45

I agree with Dove.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:27

Hanging baskets shouldnt be done yet. Give it a good dead heading and a feed and plenty of water.

Hostas die down in winter, I cant see them working in hanging baskets.

Some of the trailing variegated ivies would work in a hanging basket over winter.   Also polyanthus or primulas as well as pansies.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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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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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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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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