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Posted: 09/11/2014 at 07:52

There's a bit of blue up there. Seems to be all calm here, as opposed to yesterday when it monsooned it down as he was test driving the car. At least we know how it handles in the wet.

Well this isnt getting the new trilliums  planted.

If anyone is going into lidl, they have some good amaryllis bulbs, with a flimsy pot and bag of compost, for 2.99 each.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 07:01

Morning dove, have you got the coffee on?


To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 22:37

Aquilegias are good. Nice foliage to hide the allium stems.

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:51

Still time to put plants in the ground as long as it isn't frozen.

Too late to sow seed to flower next year.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:44

Having a bit of a breakdown session here. In the last month, the virgin box harddrive broke(replaced)

My video camcorder broke(not replaced)

His work laptop hard drive died, unable to fix for a week, so he bought a new additional one for work and then old one repaired.

Alternator on his car died, day before long run to  Southampton, so new alternator installed, but today decided new car needed, so he bought a newish car.(old vectra 12 year old, new volvo 10 month old)

I hope thats it for this month.


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 16:48

How did you find out about the nation of gardeners thing, and apply?


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:38

Punkdoc, I agree with your OH on the orange kitchen. When I bought this place, I moved in on a Friday, the tango kitchen was ripped out the following monday, and the greenhouse ordered a month later.


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:47

Lovely pansies, marion.


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:46

I ordered some trilliums from twelve nunns on Wednesday,and they have just arrived, well packed, ready for transplanting.

Talkback: How to make leaf mould

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:44

I am using builders bags,with chicken wire on top to stop the leaves blowing around. They rot down by half in the first year,and take a couple of years to be usable.

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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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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Identification needed

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