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Posted: 10/07/2015 at 23:10

Can we have picture updates of the station, Gardengirl.?

Punkdoc, have a lovely time. look out for polar bears.  I hope no medical skills will be required, but I am sure that if they are, you are more than up to the job. Just believe. Have a good time.

Why don't I remember what plants I have?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:59

I think they are both what I gave you last year. Salvia patens and Stipa tenuissima seedlings.


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:16

They will keep in the fridge for  few days.

Amaryllis sprouting again?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:45

I put them in the greenhouse, then they get fed and watered with the tomatoes. I have two in flower at the moment.  I buy new each christmas, the biggest bulbs I can get. My mum has a collection and there is usually one or two in flower at any time. She never lets them go dormant. If you want flowers at a specific time, let them go dormant, and start watering six weeks before you want the flowers.

Garden preogrammes on the web

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:39

Thanks for posting the australian gardening programme link.

That costa looks like a bear. The beard must be hot in that heat.

Flower ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:58

I think Oxalis crassipes rosea


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:45

We have been to Trentham gardens today. Monkey forest and tiny baby macaques enchanting.. banana cafe rubbish.

Loved Piet Oudolfs planting scheme. Found more fairies. Nice boat trip back to car park.

Thai restaurant for dinner.  Photos to follow tomorrow.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:39

Hostafan. A Roscoea!!!

Plant in well drained moisture retentive soil in half shade. Mark it well. After it dies down for winter, you will think its died. Mine didnt reappear until late June, now galloping away. Which version of purpurea do you have?

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:25

I think Entada gigas, described as 6cm across and hollow seeds that float. It comes out of a huge pod similar to beans.

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 14:44

While searching for the original posters seed., I managed to identify my weird seed as

Dry fruit of Heritiera littoralis (Sterculiaceae), also known as puzzle fruit: An Asian tree of mud flats and river deltas.

I've had it for years not knowing what it was, I just like the shape.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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