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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 18:54

OH has been bounced from the gastropub he stayed in last night, as the receptionist that took his booking on Sunday, booked him in in July, and they are full tonight. However the new hotel looks better.

Sunny here for most of the day but a bit windy. I cleared most of the weeds out of the veg patch, soon be ready for planting.

Verbena bonariensis cuttings I took off some plants three weeks ago have rooted well. I love freebies.

The slugs are out in force so a trip to lidl for some cheap beer, and I filled up lots of slug pubs around the garden. I knew all those little glass ramekins the puddings come in would be useful.

Wildflower seeds

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:11

Scatter thinly on soil in plug trays outside or in a cold frame. When they have grown, plant each plug individually.

Slugs in kitchen

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:08

Put a few saucers or ramekins of beer down. They cant resist it and drown.

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 11:57

I do that with all my beans and sweet corn. The greenhouse has mousetraps in place.

CABBAGE WHITES

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:27

Enviromesh has tiny holes in to let water and light in but not butterflies. You can get it online or from most garden centres.

http://www.enviromesh.co.uk/

 

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:24

You could line your compost bin with sheets of expanded polystyrene. That would keep the heat in better. I use a an old compost bag on top of my heap. Some use pieces of old carpet. Anything that keeps the heat in will help it to decompose faster.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:12

Well, I hope it doesn't bounce in my direction.

I love Bishops children as well. I have two dozen potted up and growing nicely, plus 6 for Mrs G.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:41

Good morning everyone.

 Blue skies and sunshine here.

Time for coffee.

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:05

Mice or voles, they will eat the seed and leave the growing tip.

Asiatic Lilies

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:35

That sounds good. I have some outside in pots, (nottingham outskirts) and they are showing through.  They were planted last year or year before. I top dress with well rotted farm yard manure as they like being fed. If the compost is too wet, raise the pot off the floor on bricks to let it drain better.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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

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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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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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