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Asiatic Lilies

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:07

That maroon one looks like a day lily to me too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:42

Maybe you'll have them before wimbledon, Panda.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:12

I'd dig it up and plant flowers instead

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.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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