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Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:38

I've taken side shoots off and they root quite quickly. I had to cut plants down in March, by May I had extra plants to put out from all the side shoots.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:08

I suspect I'll get a funny look in the cake shop tomorrow....

That'll be six caramel donuts and four almond macaroons please.

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:01

Happy Birthday, Panda, for tomorrow.   Don't eat too much bamboo.

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:25

Well, I've shut the greenhouse and polytunnel up for the first time in months. Found some figs in the greenhouse that the small furry animals missed, and found a hefty hedgehog at the back of the greenhouse(outside). He'd got under a seedtray. When I lifted it off , I think he was swearing at me. very vociferous. A quick round up of gladioli for the house, some victoria plums for supper, and a load of tomatoes, and a cucumber.

 I took a carrier bag full of beans to work today, swapped for eggs, and a promise of damsons in a couple of weeks. There's a lot of stuff ready to ripen yet, I'm not ready for frosts yet, but it seems very autumnal out there.

More work tomorrow. We plan to have cream cakes tomorrow, I think we deserve them. Why do people wait until 5 .15 on the day before they go on holiday, to realise they haven't enough medication to last until they get home?

Rocket Salad Leaves

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:59

Even better in a BLT

Blight

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:53

Sarpo series potatoes show great resistance to potato blight.

They can be grown at the side of blighted potatoes and be unaffected.

I have blighted Lady Baldwin, and totally unaffected Sarpo mira

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 07:27

The buffy balls that I have are all round. The crown prince started round then went flat and bluish instead of cream. Both are f1 hybrids so I wouldn't expect true from second generation. It's getting late so I would pinch out all the tips.

Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:52

to take cuttings

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http://www.allotment-garden.org/comfrey/propagating-comfrey.php

I have a pamphlet somewhere written by Lawrence Hills, who developed Bocking 14.

It had a breakdown of which comfrey clones were best for fertiliser.

I have collected comfrey from the flood plain at the side of the Trent. If there is nowhere near you that you can collect it, I would always recommend the sterile clone Bocking 14. If you grow a clone that flowers, make sure you cut off flowers before they form seed, otherwise it spreads all over the garden.

Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:56

You can get cuttings of Bocking 14 comfrey from the organic gardening catalogue.

This has the advantage of having no flowers and so will not seed about.  It is one of the best types for making comfrey tea or compost.

Lots of new plants to learn about

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:46

I think the first one is a grevillea, its the curled flower form I recognise.

No idea about the others , sorry.

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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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