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Am I a saddo?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:56

Some of the trees in the wood have preservation orders, but it would be possible to work around them. A lot are weed trees and could easily be removed.The old orchard would be cleared as you cant put a preservation order on a fruit tree, they are recognised as having a limited life.


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:47

Whereabouts are you, Rosemummy?

I know my brother has been doing jobs for people who used to live in his area, but moved some distance away, and then couldn't get anyone suitable.

He has also had people ring him up after getting his number from the gas safe register(used to be called corgi)

I think rated people have to pay to go on the list, so it may not be as good as they claim. Also , conversely, there may be better people around who get enough work by word of mouth, and dont have to pay to get work.

Hi, I want to grow some veg, I have a small list & need advise on when to plant

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:35

Onion seed need to be planted around christmas.

Onion sets can go in in March

Chilli peppers  in heat in March

wild rocket, any time from march onwards

Potatoes,outside  around easter

Kale from March onwards to July

Pumpkin or squash, in heat from March

Rhubarb seed in Spring, but crowns go in in Winter.

Sweetcorn, sow in individual pots in Early May to plant out in June.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:55

If anyone wants seed off that salvia patens, let me know.  The over wintered  ones have  produced plenty of seed.

Plant ID Help

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:48

Not so much green as cabbage looking.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 21:29

There are a few carmine red , no yellow, but a lot of terracotta in my batch. I think they must be mainly off bishop of oxford.

Not very mixed. I think they will look better as single colour groups,so I will be labelling and then growing on next year.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:58

Hope you had a good day, Nut.

My cyclamen are flowering and the coum have leaves.

Help with Wisteria

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:56

You will need to trim back the whippy bits asap, and then again in the Spring.

more instructions here




Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:47

What...litter grabber???


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:20

I didn't get to the nursery. I spent most of the day waiting for a district nurse for Dad, only for her to turn up at 3pm, spend 5 minutes, agreed that a bungalow is OK for someone who is frail, and then took Mum shopping. Someone else might come to see if he needs grab handles in the toilet.  I suspect this would be easier if we did it all ourselves, or maybe thats what they want

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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