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Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:46

I ordered some trilliums from twelve nunns on Wednesday,and they have just arrived, well packed, ready for transplanting.

Talkback: How to make leaf mould

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:44

I am using builders bags,with chicken wire on top to stop the leaves blowing around. They rot down by half in the first year,and take a couple of years to be usable.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:40

I'm not convinced that just brushing past it would kill you. Otherwise there would be dead nursery men all over the country. For multiple organ failure,you would have to eat some.


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.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

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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