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Peppers disappearing help

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 06:19

I don't know about big slugs being harmless. I pulled an enormous black one off the angelica and half the flower head had gone!!!

what is this plant

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 06:11

I'd go with a gooseberry. If you leave it alone it should flower next year. It looks like it got overpruned( butchered) last year.


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 22:35

Cucumbers, you remove the male flowers.

Courgettes can be hand pollinated if necessary, for example in a polytunnel.


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 21:07

Already done, and OH has fixed a ratchet system for the hangy tent thingy. But he didn't get time to mow the lawn and he's going to Scotland tomorrow.


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:59

20 salvia plants came from hayloft plants today. I better pot them up before it gets dark. They look a lot better than T & M efforts.

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:37

Cephalaria gigantea

Phlomis russelliana

Aquilegia devon sunshine

Thalictrum flavum



Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:33

Panda , I have this image of you on a tightrope, complete with balancing parasol

Kef and Mrs Garden , I'm looking forward to tomorrow.


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:31

When I moved into this place, I went to Bressingham. i couldn't fit another 3 inch plant pot into my car on the way home.

I also had a lot of plants mail order from them. I see that one of the younger generation has now started Bressingham plants, selling plants direct again.Bressingham Garden centres were taken over by a group.

I would be interested in a trip too.

Dad has been sent out of hospital today. I think he was too much aggro for the nurses. He is currently holding court, telling everyone how ill he is/was. He's not happy that I've banned him from driving for some weeks. This was after I found 3 months worth of medication he had not taken hidden in the kitchen cupboard.

New regime about to start.!!!!


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:27

SUNSHINE at last.

Lots to do in garden, then visiting Dad this afternoon, Supermarket tonight.

Mrs Garden and Kef, you will need your wellies tomorrow, the grass is so long and wet, the neighbours are losing cats in it....

I could have an auction in my house. All Mother in Laws treasures, safely boxed to go to Auction, now sister in law wants a final look through to see if theres anything else she wants

If they go back up to Newcastle, they are staying there. I've had enough wrapping,unwrapping, washing, rewrapping etc.

I might need fairygirls industrial staple gun to staple dad into bed. He thinks if his catheter accidentally fell out, and the continuous monitoring ecg leads fall off, he can come home. On the other hand, Mums had the best weeks sleep she's had in months.

Can You Identify These?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 22:53

Hose in hose primulas have flowers with leaves like that.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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