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Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:37

The deep polystyrene fish boxes that salmon get delivered to the supermarkets make an ad hoc cold frame with a sheet of glass or plastic over.

 The chemist type ones are good for keeping a couple of cans cold in the car, or getting ice lollies home from the supermarket.

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:28

I saw a red Admiral today. didn't get a photo though. Also I had an emerald green moth resting on my canna leaves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:24

I have some baptisia seedlings to get in. Nut, how much space do you give them?

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:36

We had a lot of butterflies early on in the year. I assume they laid eggs and the caterpillars are growing. Some will pupate into butterflies later on this year,others will overwinter as a chrysalis.

Help to ID this?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:32

I cant see any eggs. Is it a poppy. It looks like something has nibbled and the poppy has exuded sap which has then gone black. I would leave them alone. If they've finished flowering you could remove them.

is this a Hebe?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:35

Callistemon  probably citrinus which is fairly hardy here. also known as the bottle brush plant for obvious reasons.

It comes from Australia, Hebes come from New Zealand.

Orange Flowered Climbers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:04

Help!!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:15

Rozanne should flower all summer. If it gets tatty, cut it back hard, feed and water, and then it will send up new shoots.

Overgrown grape

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:13

New growth can be cut back now. If you want to cut back hard into old wood,wait until October,November,or December.

Rhs has good advice on pruning for fruit.

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:40

The plugs are tiny, will need growing on in small pots, then you could plant out in autumn and cloche them against the worst of the winter.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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