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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:51

I've only just recovered from Lake district bugs. Get those hellebores in Orchid Lady, then put them in a shady place for the summer.

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:05

If you Google horsetail flower images, you will get photos of the spore producing cone like flower.

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:00

It produces a flowering head.this isn't a flower really, but it scatters spores on the Wind. Keep on pulling it out.it may weaken it eventually.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:56

Dove, all these auctions you go to, are you buying or selling?

Its been very quiet on here today. I've tied the sweet peas up again as they seem determined to lay on the floor with the slugs.

neighbours dogs are happy again now that  their MUm is home.

Its finally brightened up here after being dull all day.

 Barnsdale on Friday. Only 4 sleeps to go.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:44

My first thought was himalayan balsam too.Is it in a wet patch or been flooded?

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 16:06

My mum has a ink one in a hanging basket. You propagate by a piece of stem cutting, let it dry and callus and then plant. So leaving it on the back seat of the car was serendipitous.

(P) on plant labels

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:28

Snoodle, you can either dig a whole plant up, overwinter it frost free,cut it down in spring and it will regrow. You can do cuttings then.

Or you can take cuttings of strong unflowered shoots about 7cm or 3incheslong, in August or September, and root them and just overwinter the cuttings. Or for belt and braces you could do both.

This year the outside one's were doing better than the dug up one, so I took cuttings off the outside one's in March. They are now in flower. Just luck, not what I would usually recommend.

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:32

I would use that roundup gel stick.it should be possible jus t to get the butterbur leaves, and save the peony.

(P) on plant labels

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:25

Panda, a lot of frost tender perennials survived last winter. My argyranthemums are now huge and in full flower. Here they normally are dead  by November. In Perth, western Australia, with no frost, all the coloured argyranthemums grow like shrubs ,up to four feet across and as high. Gazanias are lawn weeds.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:20

We had drizzle last night, so there were no stars to sleep under.

I slept under the duvet instead.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 12:45

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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