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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:19

 You can use echeveria  babies for edging, but they won't survive the winter outside.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:13

Nah, its an Echeveria. i can do you a dozen for that price.

£17 I should be so lucky. It'll have babies around the edge later on in the season. Detach them and root in a gritty compost to keep frost free over winter.

I've finally emptied the tardis of last years compost.  Then I emptied the rotol and one dalek into the tardis. Then I emptied the builders bag (which was steaming ) into rotol and dalek. Phew, time for coffee.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:06

Papaver somniferum.... opium poppy. Once you have them ,you will always have them. I gather seed to try and keep them where i want them.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:09

Have to have pompoms.

Aquilegia pom poms followed by Allium Purple sensation, followed by globemaster, followed by Allium christophii.  Then peony flowered opium poppies.

Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:05

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:01

It must be the weather. I found another  pair "at it"


Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:57

I would like to see more of her. As well as coming over well, I gather she is very well educated (gardening wise) and not just an amateur who has picked it up along the way, as it were.

Before anyone jumps in, I dont have a problem with amateurs, some have a great deal of knowledge.

Charles Darwin was an amateur naturalist, and look what he did for increasing the scientific knowledge level.

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:53

I came across this last year. As I understand it, Glyphosate  is sprayed on to GM crops which are resistant to it as a weedkiller. All other weeds in the field are killed. BUT the GM crop absorbs some of the glyphosate.  Glyphosate is a hormone disrupter in humans, with all the problems that would entail.

So by eating GM produced food, you also eat some glyphosate.

As a gardener, I do not grow any GM crops. I only use glyphosate on land I want to clear, indeed it would kill any crop I grow. I got some on my wellies once and left a trail of dead grass footprints down the garden.

I'm not worried about it in my garden. I am worried about the use of GM crops in the general food chain. I wont touch anything with Soy in, because 95% of Soy is GM.

New beds and couch grass

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:33

Can you take cuttings of the new plants, grow on in new compost, discard old weed infested ones?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:14

Thats gorgeous, punkdoc.

 I see your blue poppies are blue. Mine has turned out purple. maybe hensol violet???

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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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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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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