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Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:30

Upload it to youtube. Its pretty easy, and you can then give the address for it to other people . I've had over 30,000 hits on my whale shark feeding video.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:26

Well I've got the climbing french beans in. Still not got the runners in. The rain has held off but its very dark here. A very fat vole is running around the patio picking up bird seed.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 14:44

You're supposed to send the rain back to verdun, not send it in this direction.

I spent part of this morning on my hands and knees picking up hellebore seed that the plant decided to drop overnight. I've bagged the other seed heads.

I was hoping to get the runners in this afternoon but I suspect rain will stop everything.

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:58

The other perennial you can grow from seed are hardy geraniums . I grew a dozen or so from a packet of mixed geranium seed from plantworld.  One small purple one flowered the first year, most in the secong year, and this little beauty this year.



Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:43

I,m guessing a cucurbit..... melon or pumpkin or squash

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:51

I'd remove the tall conifer with all the brown patches, but other than that, it looks fairly low maintenance to me.

home grown raspberries ready to eat

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:48

I tip them into a bowl of water and then into a colander.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:41

I think you will end up with a slab of grass that still has to be mown  (unless you put down astroturf) and some awful fence panels.

I would mow the lawn as is, and replace any shrubs or trees that you dont like with something you do like. Most shrubs respond to once a year maintenance and look a lot better than bare fence panels.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:34

I'm glad your brugmansia is doing well, Kef. I have planted one out this week.

I've had the big blue pot for a long time. It was hiding under the goldem philadelphus by the pond. I decided to move it to a more prominent position. It was full to the brim with rain water, theres no hole in the bottom.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:07

All the others in that pot look fine. Sempervivums are hardy enough. Only thing I'd worry about is the pot freezing. Try and keep it on the dry side over winter.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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