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Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:31
Himself going to work tomorrow. I have. To tidy kitchen. Oops. (Smiley fAce]


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:27
Tbere was three of us at it. The rest were on pedigree. (Ale not chum) woof woof.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:21
I hate rats.

Aguilegia and powdery mildew.... New gardener

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:20
Maybe you have aquilegia powdery mildew. See Touchwood aquilegias website for details. It has affected the national collection.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:16
It's true wot they say. After two bottles of champagne (best veueve cliquot), you don't notice the third bottle is prosecco. Hic.

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:42
Steve, its probably just dormant. Its nigh on impossible to kill an oriental poppy.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:12
Fot the second year running, we have found a hedghog with its head ripped off.
It was even in the same place, under the oak. We do not have badgers.
I spent a weeks marine biology field trip on the isle of mull. We were hunting otters(with cameras). It was a privilege to watch them hunting for fish in the sea. On the last day, we were told they appear every night outside the whisky distillery. You just have to know where to look.
I can't choose my favourite mammal moment. Was it the bottlenosed dolphin that played around us, as we dived off of St Ives, or the minute where the dozen fox cubs and two mothers erupted on to the back lawn playing, and then vanished back into the wood just as fast.?

Dahlia tubers dried & wrinkled

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:01
Theres always a chance. I noticed that a tuber that I had thrown out as dead has just started sending up a shoot. If I can keep the,slugs off it, it has a chance.

Bishop of Llandaff (dahlia)

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 09:58
I'm with verdun. Grow from seed in the first year, I grew them in spaces in the veg plot vacated by broad beans. Select the best and label, and overwinter tubers for a quick start the second year. A packet of seed is cheap. There may even be some available on the seed swap later on.

Life lessons from your garden?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 09:09
One of the things I've learnt, is if I dont take a phone with me into the garden, I dont get interrupted by all those annoying men claiming my computer is faulty.
Also if I'm really annoyed at something, taking a sharp pair of secateurs and chopping the heads off of something is very therapeutic. For big annoyances, like Anglian windows, loppers and leather gauntlets are useful.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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ladybirds mating?

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