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Posted: 20/01/2015 at 07:24

Good morning chicky.

I hope pandas head is ok.

Leylandii hedges

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 07:23

Leylandii will not resprout from brown wood.

If you trim it back hard to the boundary, you will have a view of dead brown sticks.

You could cover that with clematis on chain link fencing, or ivy, depending on aspect.

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:59

Chrissy , does it do video or just stills?


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:29

Cold but no frost here. This week I will be working in the peak district. It's generally two or three degrees colder up there.  Thermal underwear at the ready. Have a good day folks.

I see we got a new wum early this morning. I hope no one takes the bait.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:16

 The middle bit is about the same as the puffballs we get already.  I puffed some spores out at Mums and then put it under my magnolia and puffed some more out.

Earth stars are supposed to be common , and grow on  dead hardwood, but this is the first i have seen.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:20

A big fungus that opens up like a star, with a round bit like a puff ball in the middle. I got a photo, I'll put it on later. It's about 5inch across.

Overwintering daffodil bulbs

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 23:47

Great minds think alike, Bill.

Are you still snowed in?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 23:46

Well, I looked at the onion seeds which need going in the greenhouse. I checked the greenhouse thermometer. It was 5 C, but it had been down to 0.7C. I turned the heater up a bit. Then I went back to the house and watched Lord of the rings on DVD


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 23:38

Carol who?

what link?


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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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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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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Identification needed

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