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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:28

I sowed cornflowers in plug trays, watched them germinate, and lost half a tray in the night to a 1 cm long slug  I found sheltering underneath.

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

If it was yesterday or before when you sprayed them, you will probably lose the lot. If it was this morning, get out there with a hosepipe, and rinse and rinse and rinse.

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:22

 Knautia macedonica melton pastels.

 Grown from seed last year. They may only last a year or two , but I can take seed off them later on in the year.

Birdfeeder in flowerbed?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:10

Bullfinches regularly feed from hulled sunflower seeds in a squirrel buster  feeder hanging from a hanging basket bracket on the house wall. I finf the voles and mice clear up any they chuck out. I have a pole feeder in a flower bed, the worst problem is with grass seed such as oats being chucked out and growing. You just have to pull them out. I wouldn't deny myself the pleasure of watching the birds, just because it causes extra weeding.

Bullfinches will take seeds from forgetmenots. They grew ok under the feeder(and everywhere else)


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:35

My blue poppy has flowered

Except it's purple

Lidl Compost

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:12

Gazzar,take it back and get your money back. I wouldn't risk it.

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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:46

Sorry . Kindle playing up. Nice poem , birdy( not birch)


Salad leaves

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:44

Now is the time to sow the next lot, for succession.

By the time you have eaten this tray, tray two will be ready and you sow tray 3'


Plant ID please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:36

Try paeonia officinalis banatica on plant world seeds site.

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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:06

Nice poem, birch.

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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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

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: 31/05/2014 at 21:09


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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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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57
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