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Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:05

OH  is staying tonight and coming back tomorrow night. He's somewhere on the gower peninsula. I could have gone but I thought i had too much to do in the garden. Apart from watering in the greenhouse, I've done nothing,.


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 18:38

Very blustery here. OH has gone to Wales.  He is teaching a Malaysian who has a translator because he doesn't speak English. He is working for a Japanese company. Apparently the locals are upset about importing labour. I wonder why.

Also he says the rain is coming horizontally.

All I've done today is some washing and I've picked some flowers that have been flattened.

Missing Bees

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 16:44

Lots of bumbles and tree bees on the alliums. Honey bees on the angelica.

Is this plant safe?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 16:31

The ricin is in the seeds.  Just don't eat the seeds. Castor oil is extracted after boiling which deactivates the ricin.


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 11:44

Bit early for me, woody. I've not got out of bed yet

Have you tried the strawberry one?

Help with identifying this triffid!

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 09:35

Teasel. On good ground can go up to eight feet. Well they did in my garden anyway. Thee bees love them in summer, and goldfinches love the seed.


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:35

Two hedgepigs and a wood mouse on the patio.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:11

I didnt get the hanging thingies either. They look like more watering than the average hanging basket.

What should I do now?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:07

I wouldn't try and separate them . Just plant one potful at the base of each stick, and loosely tie on.

I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:05

More bees for the garden

Today, I have seen tree bees, two sorts of bumble bees, and honeybees on the angelica.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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