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Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:34

I'm using Levington Pro  M3.

It is peat based and intended for nurseries.  Its lovely stuff.  For some things that like sharper drainage I mix with fine grit.

I've stopped using compost with recycyled rubbish in. I got fed up with lumps of wood and the odd nail, not to mention shards of pottery and glass. I object to having to sieve it before use, surely they should do that on an industrial basis before it is bagged.?

I agree with you, Frank, I spend too much on seeds to lose them with poor compost.

September Raspberries

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:34

I've got raspberries that roam. The roamers do better than the ones in the rows. Twice a year fruiting, first in Autumn, or into November last year, and then again on the same canes in June. I cant remember the variety, and they were only in the catalogues one year. big fruit, and the canes are currently at 8ft.


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:28

Where abouts in Derbyshire,  Clarington?

Weird thing.. I just emptied a watering can and it rattled. When I investigated further, I found a pair of reading glasses(not mine) folded up inside.

I know he likes to inspect everything but.....

Sorry more plant ID's please

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 21:52

1 looks like anemone blanda after flowering.

2 no idea

3 speedwell (veronica filiformis)

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 21:41

I think May is my favourite month. Everything fresh and green, with promise of summer and harvest yet to come.


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 21:39

Make that four cubs



Posted: 15/05/2014 at 21:30

I've got mummy fox and three cubs eating dog biscuits on the lawn

so exciting, there were no cubs last year,

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 21:04



Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:51

 Engineer installing ratchet/pulley system

 a place for relaxation and contemplation


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 18:58

Everyone had a sit in the hangy thing. I spent most of the afternoon in it.... until I couldn't stand the mildewed forgetmenots and  then spent an hour pulling them out. Space now for other things in the gaps between the hemerocallis, oriental poppies, and various other stuff. I'd forgotten about the catananche. they were a bit weedy last year. Looking good this year. I found a new geranium from the seedlings, a pretty pink little thing.

I seem to have more cakes now, than I started off with this morning!!

Its gone a bit dull now, almost rain threatening.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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