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Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:33

Sunny here, so we may get to see the eclipse. We saw a partial one last October in Indonesia. No one paid much attention to it.

Storing bulbs

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:21

Wait until the leaves have grown, maybe flowered, and then died down. Then dig them up, give them away and ask them to plant them before winter.

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:18

You could try cutting them just as the buds start to turn down, and keep in the salad drawer. Florists keep them like that for a while. Try a bunch this year and see how long they last.


Transplantation Shock in Vegetables

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:41

Always transplant veg in the evening. Puddle in with water. They are fine by the time the sun gets up next day.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:37

Sarpo mira. I have seen these untouched by blight, when another variety in the next row has been decimated.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:24

Yes, sorry. Theg dont need to be inside. Somewhere in the shade outside will be fine for this summer.dont let them dry out.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 14:55

Had a bonfire. Potted on V. bonariensis cuttings,and salvia african skies cuttings,and  white daisy margeurite cuttings. Sown more broad bean seeds, and  some  salad leaves. New trilliums in pots are emerging, so I've moved them out of  the greenhouse. The tulips,kaufmannia early harvest have opened in the Sun. They look brilliant.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 14:44

I bought plugs last year. I potted them on using deep pots, and they were ready to go out in September. Some are now starting to flower.

tulip problem

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 18:25


Camera Corner

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:40

Most of those hellebores came from Ashwoods this time last year. They are settling in nicely. The seed I took off some of them last year is germinating. I hope for something exciting from them, in a couple of years time.

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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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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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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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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Identification needed

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