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Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:28

I put a lot of tender potted plants under cover a fortnight ago, but the rest of the garden is still going. Spring flowerers like Geranium palmatum, blue Centaurea montana, and primroses are flowering ,along with dahlias, Verbena bonariensis, cosmos and the salvias still flowering well. Yesterday, I picked a handful of polka raspberries, a huge bunch of gladioli for the house. These gladioli were bulbs I planted the first week of June.

Sunny  here,  I will try and get the last of the Apples in.

rainbow roses

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:18

Despatched from china. Trade description act does not apply. 

If you can grow this without a,liberal dose of photoshop, I'm sure the RHS and the BBC will be very interested.

Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:11

I find it a lot easier to fork out of sandy soil. On clay, it inevitably breaks,and  leaves a bit which regrows.

To move apple trees or leave them behind

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:33

You could start with a new pot grown tree and graft a bit of each of your old trees on to it. Make a memory tree.


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:42

I had acupuncture for a whiplash injury, it had no effect whatsoever.

My sister saw a chiropracter for a bad back after falling down the stairs, and it was nothing short of miraculous. She went in, hunched over, in a lot of pain and barely able to walk. She had been like that three months. She walked out upright and free of pain.

Bird feeders

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 21:47

I have had a squirrel buster feeder for ten years. So long as the top is weighed or fastened down, it works. One did work out how to unscrew the top, so we have an extra device to stop the lid coming up.

They can be quite entertaining with the birds. The greenfinches have worked out that too many birds also shuts the ports, so they get quite stroppy.

Plant id please

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 16:23

Plant id please

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 10:42

Bit small for cosmos.  I think more likely to be a white bidens. Have a look at Bidens. "Pirate pearl" on thompson and morgan website.

Little Scarlet

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 16:13

Tiptree jam is always lovely. I like their tiny tip raspberry.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 13:10

DD, I know how you feel. Himself knows he has to lose weight, and I've given him a lot of leeway recently, but the new kitchen will need locks on food cupboard doors. There are now no biscuits or cake in the house. If you're hungry , eat an apple. We have a fridge full of them.

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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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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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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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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