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Talkback: 10 zinnias

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:45

I thought the germination rate was very poor. If I'd paid for the seeds, I would have complained.


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:42

17 exams?

Good grief, thats awful. Is she going to be a brain surgeon?

 I got two Rodgersias, three Roscoeas, a Cautleya, a hardy ginger, and a Stylophorum diphyllum that i saw flowering in the woodland bit.

Now I just have to find a home for them.

Talkback: 10 zinnias

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:13

Only eight seeds germinated. The plants are about six inches high, and are currently being hardened off.


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:09

I'm back, together with eight plants, two fish boxes scavenged off the beach in harlech. We had some lovely ice cream in llanberis, and fish and chips in barmouth.

The sun shone all day.

Meconopsis baileyi - Hensol Violet

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 19:27

I found M. paniculata from seed took two or three years to flower. Some of the larger plants flowered in their second year, and some in the third. Annuals they are not. My seed may have been mixed, some came pink and others yellow.

Anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 17:47

It could be a seedling. If you didnt plant it and dont want it, I would dig it out and burn it. If it reappears use glyphosate gel in one of those deodorant type sticks, to stroke each leaf with.

mares tail

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:30

Just keep pulling it out as soon as it pops up. Its easier to move house than get rid of it.

Anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:50

Has it ever flowered?


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:49

I think I could do the zip line. After all,  I walked all around ayers rock and climbed the sydney harbour bridge( with the aid of a lot of ibuprofen). Its parting with fifty quid that I could spend on plants that's the problem.

Odd flowers on Aquilegia Black Barlow

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:34

Sometimes with doubles, the early ones don't have as many ruffles. They seem to grow into them, if that makes sense.

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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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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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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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