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Posted: 01/08/2014 at 07:48

Off to work again, just about caught up with backlog. Boss has been texting instructions from Rhodes. On Monday, it's all his again, and I get to catch up with garden. I'm only just keeping up with watering garden and feeding  Aussie lodger.

I thinks doves squash is trying to find mine. Mine seem to want to take over the world. They are already climbing the Hawthorn hedge. With hindsight, I should have put the courgettes at the front of the patch where I can easily get at them. I might need a machete soon.  still, I counted at least 12 crown prince that are bigger then a cricket ball, and one is nearly football size. Buffy ball seems to be slower in setting, I only have one so far.

Black gooseberries

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 23:01

Worcesterberries , I remember being told as a child, were a gooseberry and blackcurrant cross, my mum had a plant from Woolworths. I think they are now thought to be a selection of Ribes divaricum or something like that, and jostaberries some complicated cross between all three. I think the pictured plant is probably some sort of cross. Very gooseberry type leaves but  blackcurrant like fruit.

Black gooseberries

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:45

Worcesterberries  are a cross between blackcurrant s and gooseberries.

Friend or Foe

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:18

Cerinthe major purpurascens.


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:16

These are Birmingham,might be nearer.


What is this nice, mystery bush/shrub?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:12

Cornus florida variegata.


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:11

Jct 25 M1, A52 toward  Nottingham, Turn right at Bardills island.(1st Island) japanese water gardens is amongst the building site for the tram terminal, 100 yards on the left.

What is this?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:07

Smoking hot tonight.

What is this?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:01

It looks very dogwood like. (cornus)

Possible new variety on my Japanese acer

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:14

Have you got a photo of the normal bit and the altered bit?

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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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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