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Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:15

Crayfish? Get a pan of boiling water on. Will be nice with some mayonnaise.

Punkdoc, if you ever need help, just give us a shout. I have a chainsaw and a man who can use it.  We've also got drysuits for wading if necessary. We could be with you in about 45 mins.

Im sure kef would also help out , but you might need barbed wire around your blue poppies.

You're never on your own, when youve got the forum.

Anyone had health problems after pruning Buddleia?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:05

I dug out my Phlomis fruticosa last year, and shredded it with a scarf over my face and goggles. Even then I had to have a long soak in the bath to get rid of all the irritant hairs.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:04

Christmas decorations all down, packed away into attic, and the tree has gone outside to be shredded. They always come down on the sixth in our house because that was my grandpas birthday, so they always stayed up until then.

 For all those annoyed by a particular member of the forum, please highlight his avatar, there are two boxes, one to message and one to ignore. if you press the ignore button, all his posts disappear.

It will save your blood pressure.

Aussie lodger has returned from Dublin, having accidentally left his phone with his brother, who he met while over there.

Tomorrow he's off to New  York, someone else is giving him a lift to Heathrow.

I expect the next phone call will be when he runs out of money again, or want picking up from the airport.

Tonight we are going out for a chinese meal in Nottingham, so have a good evening everyone.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:50

Lyn, phone the doctor, the fluid in the lungs can be treated , and she can have oxygen therapy at home if her sats are low. My dad always said he felt a bit better when he had the oxygen, even if it was a bit of a comfort blanket. They cannot make your mum go into hospital if she doesn't want to.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:40

For anyone who doesn't like Mikes posts. Please press the ignore button against his name, as obelixx and nutcutlet suggest. 

  The above posts look like bullying.

Its not necessary.

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 22:15

If it sticks together  but is a bit grainy it is probably loamy. Really clayey soil can be moulded like plasticene.

A good loam is the best soil.

Removing a branch from a six foot high Magnolia

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 21:34

I cut back mine after flowering and it did OK

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:59

I suspect if it grows cacti well, its mainly sand, and free draining.

 I have some sand,I add as much organic manure as possible, as the fibre helps retain water instead of it running through. Also sandy soils tend to be hungry soils, the nutrients wash out easily, and you have to add fresh  fertiliser every year.

Room 101

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:54

I think room 101 is in the Tardis


Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:48

damp. If it sticks together  its clay, if it falls apart easily and you can see big grains its sand.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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