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Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:25

Good luck, panda

duck weed in a blocked natutral spring

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 15:46

DONT use weedkiller in running water, it will kill other plants downstream.

Duckweed usually needs a nutrient rich water to thrive, remove any decomposing leaves etc that will increase the nutrient level.

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 15:44

If you have a large amount, stack it on its own and cover with a tarpaulin or similar to keep it damp and the nutrients from leaching out. Use when well rotted, crumbly and no smell.

If you only have a small amount,mix it in your compost heap.


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:32

Up early again. Heavy frost here, so thermals on, and porridge eaten.

I've emptied the tardis into empty compost sacks, ready for distributing around the garden. The two daleks and the rotol have been emptied in to the tardis to mature for next spring. Two builders bag to empty now into the empty rotol and daleks for second ferment. Contents of builders bags look a bit dry so I'm having to wet it as I go.

Time for cake and coffee before next job.

Mrs, Garden, I will do instructions for taking cuttings of brugmansia shortly. Save a large coffee jar or similar for standing the cuttings in water.

Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:53

My friends jack russell used to watch nature programmes, until the big lion came on, at which point, she hid behind the sofa.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:55

for all those indoors.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:46

Thanks, Verdun.

Has Dove been on the sauce?

Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:15

Over the years, various animals have different reactions.

The cats would usually be found on top of the boiler in the kitchen (default winter mode)

Blacky the alsatian x labrador would be in her basket with some music on.

Sally the heinz 57 would get into a bed and burrow down under the covers.

Sheba the collie x alsatian would sit at the window and watch.

Next doors Dalmatian would run up and down the garden,barking back at the bangs.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 16:01

My hellebore shooting star already has flower buds. Should I cut off all the leaves now?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 20:27

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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