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Is this a Jasmine?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 09:43

Honeysuckle. Give it something to climb up or through. Its good on fences or as part of a deciduous hedge. Trim it after flowering if it gets too big.. I just hack all excess off in winter.

You may have seen parts of this before?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:17

Just think yourself lucky that you got a bean. You could have got  a cow on the back lawn. You son is called Jack isnt he?

When & how do blackcurrents need to be pruned

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:13

Summer fruiting razzers. They will now be fruiting on last years canes, and the leaves on old canes go yellow. After all the fruit has gone, cut the old canes down to the ground. The new canes that are probably still green will go on to fruit next year.

runner beans

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:09

I think the son would be Professor Stefan Buczacki, who was brought up in Duffield, just outside Derby.

My yucca has been run over help please ,please anyone !

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:33

The rootstock is the large woody bit below ground.  I was digging bits out for years. One of the new shoots I moved to a bucket, and then eventually a better, sunny spot. Last year it flowered.

I would just bin the old top.


Katherine I have messaged you. see if you can reply to it.

My yucca has been run over help please ,please anyone !

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:10

If you cut it off completely, it will send up new shoots from the rootstock. I had one that was not doing well. I tried to cut it off and dig it out, and I had young ones coming up from the remaining rootstock for years.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:48

I cooked some gooseberries to have with pork, but OH prefers apple as its sweeter.

The blackcurrants, I have chucked in the freezer for now. I am thinking of making  blackcurrant vodka. We haven't eaten all the jam I made last year, since we are now on no bread diet.   I've lost more weight than him. It's supposed to be his diet. He's cheating when he is away from home.

Raspberries seem to be disappearing one by one.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:16

Today I have picked gooseberries, blackcurrants , raspberries, broad beans and courgettes.

Then I picked a load of sweet peas and changed the flowers in the house.

On Thursday we plan to go to the buddhist japanese garden , just North of Newark that was on the telly in January.  Anyone fancy joining us.?


Free zinnia seeds are tomatoes!

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 10:17

I got eight zinnia plants out of the packet, and three flowers so far. They appear to be slug magnets.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:19

I put the soaker hose on the beans last night. So it drizzled for most of the day here.

Nice now, but i cant work up any enthusiasm.

Clari, give him hell.

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

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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.

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