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Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:43

I can see you , Hazel.

I must be getting yours. I ticked no notifications because it blocks up my email. I still get loads.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:23

Dry but very windy here. The eucalyptus is doing a lot of waving about.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:21

Just for Verdun.... to keep your strength up for nappy changing, GUV



Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:57

I've just fleeced the lemon in the frost free greenhouse, and shoved a couple more plants in the unheated polytunnel.  I hope the polytunnel doesn't decide to go flying again. Getting it back out of my garden was one thing. The neighbours might not be so keen.

Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:19

Most allotment associations have a system to bulk buy (one seed order) and compost by the pallet,  and then pass on the savings to others.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:15

That reminded me. I bought a Kojo-no-mai from Ashwood last year (I must keep away from that place, it does my bank balance no good at all).  I bought it because at the time there was a big one in flower near the restaurant and it was absolutely smothered in honey bees. Mine is a small one in a six inch pot. I must find it a nice pot to bring it on in. I just checked, it is still in my "holding area" ( until I find a space for it.) I've pushed it in the unheated polytunnel for a bit of protection.  The buds are already swelling.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:10

I think the BBC has a lot of wannabees who want to step into his shoes.... Not a chance. When he goes, the whole wildlife loving world will mourn.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 15:45

I've just watched David Attenborough on the great barrier reef.  Its amazing. 40 years ago I used to watch things like that and dream that one day that would be me. My father always said I would be disappointed. My grandmother said I could do anything I put my mind to.

I sat there today, and watched him on Lizard island, Osprey reef and the Yongala.

I've dived on Osprey reef for a couple of days, Lizard Island on three separate trips, and the Yongala on two trips.   Been there, done that and got the T shirt.

Now I just need that submarine to go down a couple of hundred metres instead of a 100 feet.  Never satisfied , thats me...

Ego battery powered lawnmowers

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 14:01



Posted: 14/01/2016 at 13:49

Steve, there is a scam.  Someone pays in a substantial amount, then a request comes for you to transfer it to a certain account, then the original transfer is recalled.

I would talk to your bank in person, and definitely don't transfer any money via any phone or email requests.

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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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