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Yellow leafs

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 15:21

The bottom leaves yellow as the plant ages.cut them off to allow fruit to ripen. Keep feeding with a tomato fertiliser. If all the leaves yellow, give a teaspoon of epsom salts per plant and water in well.


The Arctic

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:31

What a wonderful experience.  Lovely photos .I'm really jealous. 

Did your A and E skills come back to you like riding a bike?

This morning's visitor........

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:52

Out during the day usually means a mother looking for food for cubs.  I started feeding mine(tin of dog food or bakers meaty chunks) at that point. We had cubs playing in the garden for quite a few years. My neighbours kids loved them.Some people dont and get upset by them. We thought they were very special, I had one cub that would take food from my hand.


Phormium advice please

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:47

It will form black seed pods. They are quite attractive, and I tend to leave them on over winter and then cut the flowered spike to the ground in Spring. If you dont like it you can cut it to the ground after flowering.

Insect infestation

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:42

cocoons  of the carpet moth. Pick up any you can see and destroy (best burnt).

Spray around with an insecticide. I have had a wool carpet ruined by these. I think the infestation came in a new sofa. Underneath the sofa and undisturbed areas like corners are worse hit. Areas that are vacuumed regularly are ok.

The larvae will eat any natural fibre.

i got insecticide from these people, also things to hang in wardrobes.

Very quick delivery service, and we seem to have cured the problem, although we are now much more vigilant.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:54

Rain just stopped play. I cleared an area for replanting, tipped four bags of home made compost on, then it tipped it down. Coffee break now, then planting.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 12:15

I've found the new Bressingham nursery. Plants only sold online. Presumably there is a clause saying the gardens bit can't sell plants within a certain radius of the garden centre from when they sold it. It is now run by Alan Blooms grandson.

Plant porn par excellence.

Bean plant leaves are yellow. Even the beans are yellow

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:41

What variety are they?


Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:38

It must be very relaxing to sit in the tree house in the evening., overlooking foggy bottom, with a nice relaxing glass of something.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:32

Did you buy anything in the garden centre yesterday, you lot. I was underwhelmed after the gardens. I can't help thinking they would do a lot better if they went round the gardens, made a list and set up a special area.... as seen in the Bressingham gardens. I wonder if they could do with a marketing consultant.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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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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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

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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