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Camera Corner

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 23:01


Growing flowers in my veg plot?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:09

i grow sweet peas and gladioli for cutting in the veg patch.

Funny bird behaviour

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:06


 I bet I know someone who'd like a solar powered panda.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:41

I was woken this morning by Mr and Mrs Mallard requiring breakfast. Then OH rang me from Norwich to make sure I was up, then the alarm clock went off. When I had fed the birds (and squirrels), I was on my way to work, when I spotted some Queen Annes Lace in full flower at the side of Asda in Spondon. There are lots of clumps coming up all over, but this was 3ft high. It must be 6 weeks early.

Is it too soon to split sedums?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:31

I've just split mine up. They are best split while the new shoots are small.

For those with cat, fox or other animal problems....

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:30

I had one. I used to forget it was there and get soaked at regular intervals.

The animals worked it out and went around it.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:13

Mrs Garden, the daisy is a margeurite. They are perennial but frost tender. You can easily strike cuttings to make more plants, and then cut it down, it will then shoot again . It probably will need as feed as well.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:08

I spread snowdrops in a broad band along the edges of paths. Spaced about 3 inch apart, they soon thicken up to give a continous white stripe.  Odd ones pushed between perennials will thicken into a clump in  two or three years.

wilting geranium help

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 13:28

The old  leaf petioles do point downwards, and the leaves brown. I leave the leaf stem (petiole) and cut off the dead leaf end  bit. When the frosts are past, repot it or plant in a sunny position and give it a good feed and it should flower this year. Save the seed as the plant will then die.

Manure or not to manure!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:46

Assuming it is now well rotted, it will be fine for potatoes.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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