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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:20

Is it that time already?

Shredding done, compost mixed with grit, I have a bit of potting on to do. Stuff is growing so fast.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:17

I live nearer to Derby.

I have just ordered  Wisley amethyst from Long Acre plants.

have a look at their list, Stephen, the postage is pretty reasonable.



Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:11

If you prune the new canes now,you will lose the crop, they will flower and fruit this year.

 If you just want autumn fruiters, do as dove says.

The canes that fruit in autumn will refruit in June if the fruited  tips are taken off in winter.

Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:24

Have a look around the forum and you can comment on anything, or if you have a question, start a new thread. Welcome to the mad house(garden)

Children's garden full of rocks & weeds

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:13

Well I suppose with half of california on a gluten free wheat free diet, they had to find some use for it.


Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:05

I dont understand ,you have posted, so you must be on site?

Mulch and bulbs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:45

So long as you dont use that membrane stuff as well.  Most bulbs will grow through bark chips or gravel.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:42

I never used to mind the gnats, because they seemed to attract the bats. But we have noticed that there was no bats last year or this year so far.

I'd try citronella candles. Also if you can get some  pure citronella oil from the chemist, and dab it on wooden surfaces and let it evaporate.

Speakers for the club

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:38

This is a case of you go to them, but maybe a bus trip?.



Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:13

I can't see cake? Verdun must have eaten it all.

I've just woken up after being up for an hour at 3am. What woke me up at 3am ? I've no idea.Blue skies here although it seems a bit breezy. It should dry the washing I put on in the middle of the night.

More hacking down and shredding to do today. That should let me have a borrowed view of the Rosa filipes seedlings I planted in the old orchard next door. Its now 40ft up a wild cherry tree. A third seedling which flowers a week later and has pink tinged buds and larger flowers is covering a hawthorn tree adjacent to the patio. Its looking  to be full of bud, and should flower next week. It doesn't repeat flower, but I'm pretty sure it's the biggest rose in town.

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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