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Stephanandra incisa Crispa taking over

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:30

Do scouts still do Bob a job week.?

School summer holidays coming up. I recommend a strong 15 year old and a little tuition. There must be some kid in the area who wants to earn some money.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:27

Good morning everyone. It's a lovely day here.

Long tailed tits and nut hatches on the feeders,lots of new bluetits and great tits. They've just about cleared me out of bird food, but another order is on its way.

grandiflora

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:13

Have you a photo of the black bugs. ?

Are they pollen beetles?

Magnolia grandiflora flowers do turn brown when they get wet as they are about to open. They only really look good in  a dry spell.

 

Plant suggestion please

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:07

Sedums are usually used as roofing plants. They cope with minimal soil.

Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:05

If its up against the building walls, you will probably need to water it well.

Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:04

You could sprinkle the  phacelia tanacetifolia that is used as a green manure. It will grow on just about anything.  Let it flower. The bees love it. Then in autumn cover the area with a thick layer of compost or other organic mulch. Let the worms do most of the work.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:53

I keep getting an advert telling me I  have mail.... not the nice Joanna Lumley voice either,

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:13

In that case I would expect bindweed.. Sorry for getting your hopes up.

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:10

I also get lots of field bindweed (pink flowers) and hedge bindweed.   I thought today that beans and bindweed look very alike. The stems are different though and you can only tell by close examination. Gently tugging on bindweed brings up the thick white roots.

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:06

I have got loads of beans cropping up where they were last year. Partly because I didn't clear last years crop and sticks until April, but  I expected the beans that dropped to be either eaten by voles, or to rot in the soil. I might get a better crop off the self setters than the  ones I sowed in pots in the greenhouse!!!

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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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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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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