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Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:21

I bought a crystal fountain clematis  last year, I havn't decided where to put it yet.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:20

SGL, have a look here.


sycamore seeds

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:05

I pull oaks seedlings. I find if I just chop the top off they tend to reappear in the border. Ones in the lawn don't survive repeated  mowing.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:02

I'm glad your mum is getting better, verdun.

It's grey here, so I'm still under the duvet. I'm debating whether to get up and make porridge. New herb bed to make today before it rains.

Bumble bees in my house - what to do?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 22:07

If they're big ones they are queens waking from hibernation. Just put them outside preferably near a source of nectar.

If you had a nest inside there would be lots of little ones, but bumble bees like to nest in old mouse nests and other nice holes outside.

Look what I found under alkanet.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:35

Ist one looks like a hardy geranium. 2nd one looks like a fern.

What Lithodora is this?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:16

It looks like the standard Lithodora diffusa "Heavenly blue"

 There is a new one around that has a blue and white star like flower.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:33

It does look in a bad way. They don't like the rosettes getting too wet, so water around it. The are good sticking out of the gaps in dry stone walls. If the rosettes get too wet in winter they will rot off.


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:22

Bypass has two blades that pass each other like scissors.

Anvil  has a blade that cuts on to a hard surface, Like a knife on a board.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:18


Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: Today at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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