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Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:20

SGL, have a look here.


sycamore seeds

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:05

I pull oaks seedlings. I find if I just chop the top off they tend to reappear in the border. Ones in the lawn don't survive repeated  mowing.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:02

I'm glad your mum is getting better, verdun.

It's grey here, so I'm still under the duvet. I'm debating whether to get up and make porridge. New herb bed to make today before it rains.

Bumble bees in my house - what to do?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 22:07

If they're big ones they are queens waking from hibernation. Just put them outside preferably near a source of nectar.

If you had a nest inside there would be lots of little ones, but bumble bees like to nest in old mouse nests and other nice holes outside.

Look what I found under alkanet.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:35

Ist one looks like a hardy geranium. 2nd one looks like a fern.

What Lithodora is this?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:16

It looks like the standard Lithodora diffusa "Heavenly blue"

 There is a new one around that has a blue and white star like flower.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:33

It does look in a bad way. They don't like the rosettes getting too wet, so water around it. The are good sticking out of the gaps in dry stone walls. If the rosettes get too wet in winter they will rot off.


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:22

Bypass has two blades that pass each other like scissors.

Anvil  has a blade that cuts on to a hard surface, Like a knife on a board.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:18


spindley thin tomato plants

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:09

As Bob, says, not enough light or too much heat will make them lanky. Repot into next size pot and bury the stem well. It will grow additional roots from the stem, but make sure it has enough light.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 14:54

The glory of Daffodils

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 01:32

Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 20:27


intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 18:33

unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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