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Anyone for Coffee

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:21

Mix it into your compost heap


Plant ID please!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:20

It looks like an osteospermum. As we had little frost last year it survived the winter. It may be hardier now it is bigger,but I wouldn't risk it. Take cuttings of unflowered shoots now, dip in rooting powder and plant in a pot of gritty compost. Keep frost free and on the dryish side over winter. Pot on in spring and plant out in late may or early june.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 19:40

Looks like calendula seedling. It should overwinter and flower next year.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Honestry definitely



Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:50

Or get a squirrel to do it for you.

I let the squirrels and jays have their fill, and just mow up the leaves afterwards.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:10

New camera ordered 

Broccoli Plugs

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:05

Bury brassicas up to the first leaves.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:28

We're just looking for a new underwater camera for holiday. There is a clever little ricoh with a ring flash that needs no housing down to 14m which should be ok for muck diving for critters. I'm very tempted. Expect some pics of weird and wonderful when we get back.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:19

Lyn, my dad is the same, things have to get really bad before he will say. If we ask himif hes had a drink, he goes nag,nag,nag. He will blatantly lie to get back home. All sweetness and light with the nurses and cantankerous with the family. Selective deafness as regards not being allowed to drive, my brother has had to remove the car keys.    The trouble is my mum does her best to cope but she is 81. Sometimes i think it would be easier to train a labrador.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:22

The spider  was swaying a bit, so i took several photos and deleted about a dozen grotty ones. It is a little sony point and shoot on flower(macro) mode.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 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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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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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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