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Posted: 02/11/2014 at 08:13

I'm already saving all the eggshells to put around them. I bake the eggshells in the oven, then crush them. I want a bedful, like at Barnsdale. I think the slugs will probably get the upper hand though.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 08:10

I sow delphiniums in the greenhouse in March.

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 07:49

I figure the pruning, weeding ,digging, is probably better for me than joining a gym.

Like Dove, I like watching the wildlife, picking flowers and fruit and veg, and having enough to give to friends and neighbours, and enough to preserve.

I feel very smug when I can present a dinner when almost everything except meat and cheese has come from the garden.

Millionaires can't buy sweetcorn that taste as good as mine, picked while the water is put on to boil, simply boiled and slathered in butter. You'll never find it in a michelin starred restaurant.

In the words of the advert, priceless.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 06:38

Good morning dove, have you got the coffee on.?

I think I'm still on singapore time. In bed by 8 and awake at 5


Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 06:35

Mike the phone call purporting to come from windows or microsoft is a scam. They will ask you for money to fix it , or allow them to take control of your computer remotely, swiping passwords etc.

The ones who phone me have Indian accents.  When I asked them how I could possibly have a problem with a windows pc, when all the computers are apple, the line went click. Now when I get this phone call, I just tell them tbey are liars.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 20:22

Mike, kew gardens always has an orchid festival, early on each year. February, I think. Well worth having a look at, but I'd buy them from the supermarket. Lidl often have some good ones at very reasonable prices.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 20:15

One of the neighbours with very short gardens is setting off display fireworks. I bet they're ricking their necks to see them. Very noisy. I hope it doesn't  upset my wildlife.I've not seen the hedgehogs since i got back, but i saw flash the albino rodent this afternoon.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:34

You know, I looked at that gate and thought how unusual it was. Kind of rustic. I think it looks ok in that situation. I don't suppose it's good for keeping bullocks out though.


Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:27

Someone has left a black  cat behind. Spikes chasing it around verduns flowerbeds.I think he wants his walk on the beach if anyones up to it.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:21

I think verduns gone out for more cake.

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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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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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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